Behavioral Health Clinical Lead - START Program - Days / Evenings

WellSpan Medical Group, York, PA | Clinical Care | Behavioral Health | FTE: 1 | Regular | Tracking Code: 107931

  • Full time (80 hours biweekly)
  • Weekdays, daytime hours and up to two evenings per week

Introduction and Program Overview

The START clinic program is designed and committed to being a welcoming, comfortable, safe, and easy to use service for the community focused on "how can we help with what is most important to you right now?"

Program Services and Goals:

The clinic will be able to offer and/or refer to all appropriate treatments and levels of care in partnership with the patient's goals of care and engagement in the medically recommended treatment options. There will be an emphasis on prevention and every patient will be screened for substance misuse. When appropriate, following standard work, patients will be offered screening for infectious diseases.

The emphasis will be on harm-reduction, not only regarding the services delivered but the materials available in the clinic (i.e. information about naloxone, techniques to reduce harm if continuing to misuse substances, etc....). In addition, the START will be able to start and continue medication assisted treatment for all substance use disorders, except for methadone for the treatment of opioid use disorder. All substance use disorders will be treated with the same veracity and importance, including nicotine use disorder and marijuana use disorder.

Job Highlights:

  • Part of a multidisciplinary team approach to care
  • Attends daily clinical huddles
  • Provides patient centered, trauma informed care
  • Works with vulnerable populations in a community setting
  • Provides treatment for mental health, substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders
  • Provides brief stabilization treatment and connection to community resources
  • Opportunities for being part of an innovative and diverse team serving the York community
  • Continuing education and training available

General Summary

Ensures the quality of clinical care being provided by outpatient therapists in assigned clinic. Oversees the implementation of policies and procedures related to clinical care. Assists as needed with program operations, budgeting and supplies management, outcomes and other data collection, the management and oversight of team needs, support needs and client care documentation/medical records. Provides clinical oversight to the clinic/team/pillar and to other staff and provides direct care services.

  • Works in collaboration with Clinic Director in providing clinical training support and education for staff.
  • Works collaboratively with clinic director in developing training programs designed to address mental health needs.
  • Provides psychotherapy to patients and their families.
  • Maintains a high level of clinical productivity of clinicians measured by target revenue goals.
  • Assists in the orientation of new clinicians and physicians and facilitates their participation in programming and services
  • Works in collaboration with supervisors/ Clinic Director to provide specific and targeted clinical supervision to increase staff therapeutic effectiveness.
  • Facilitates regular consistent meetings with Clinical Staff to discuss clinical cases, treatment plans, policies and procedures.
  • Assists with development and implementation of program, Performance Initiatives and Policies/Procedures. outcomes.
  • Assists in monitoring and reviewing charts, ensuring completeness and quality of documentation, as well as ensuring treatment plan addresses all clinical and relevant medical symptoms.
  • Assists in carrying out preparations for clinical audits and reviews, including those related to Accreditation and Regulatory Agencies.
  • Actively participates and provides feedback for the development and growth pertinent to the level of care services.
  • Attends scheduled meetings related to administrative issues or organizational needs. Participates as a member of organizational committees or task groups as needed.
  • Completes Readiness Rounds and other reports, as assigned, on an ongoing basis.
  • In collaboration with the Clinic Director performs annual evaluations and competency assessments of staff in accordance to policy and supports ongoing development and education of staff.
  • Responds to complaints and grievances to ensure high quality of customer service.
  • Assists in interviewing, hiring, and promotions for staff, as available.
  • Participates in targeted community outreach related to the development and/or ongoing functioning of new programs as needed.
  • Works with assigned staff to develop programming to respond to opportunities to provide services as requested.
  • Provides and/or coordinates the provision of new services including group, individual, and family therapy as well as needed case management per Best Practices standards.

Physical Demands:

  • Standing, Walking, Sitting, Kneeling/Crouching, Repetitive Motions, Reaching Eye /Hand/Foot Coordination - Occasionally
  • Carrying/Lifting & Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (up to 50lbs)
  • Talking, Hearing - Frequently

Minimum Education:

  • Masters Degree Required

Work Experience:

  • 2 years Clinical experience working with the full range of ages and diagnoses Required

Licenses:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker Upon Hire Required or
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Upon Hire Required or
  • Licensed Professional Counselor Upon Hire Required and
  • Basic Life Support Upon Hire Required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal/communications skills to build working alliance, empathize with, and respond to referral sources, patients, their families, and co-workers
  • Ability to teach staff evidenced based skills
  • Ability to write training curriculums and assist with other administrative tasks
  • Analytical ability necessary to manage several tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced mental health environment

Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply

Suzanne Wolf
Suzanne Wolf
Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant

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  • PTO bridging
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