Addiction Services Therapist

Universal Health Services Louisville , KY 40202

Posted 2 days ago


Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory care centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees.

The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.

Since 1985 The Brook Hospital has been offering hope to individuals, families, and communities. The Brook offers two outstanding hospitals in Louisville, Kentucky, KMI & Dupont.

The Brook is the leader in providing quality mental health and addiction treatment services. Our commitment to care includes developing integrated delivery systems through partnerships with medical surgical hospitals, community mental health centers, educational institutions, managed care organizations, local health professionals and agencies. The Brook Hospital will strive to set the standard for excellence in the field of behavioral health care and will maintain its leadership role by treating each patient as a respected individual of our community.

The Brook Hospital KMI located at 8521 Lagrange Rd is currently seeking an Addiction Services Therapist to join our team. The position is day shift but flexibility is preferred.

Position is working at our Transitional Living House for Men. Working with adult males in a house setting.

The Addictions Therapist is a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team. Major job functions include: obtaining psycho-social assessments; conducting family/group therapy on assigned cases; complete documentation per hospital policy and procedure; case coordination; coordinate discharge planning; assist in developing and maintaining community resource information; performs marketing functions as assigned; assists in the maintenance of the program environment in compliance with policies of safety and security; ensures good clinical judgment to ensure optimum patient care; participate in continuing education activities.

Job Requirements


The following are job requirements for the position Addiction l Services Therapist:

Master's Degree from an accredited school in the Behavioral Sciences; three (3) years post Master's experience or significantly compensating prior experience, inclusive of Family Systems background, group therapy, case coordination activities, and specific treatment relate to adults in acute care settings. Must meet State Law regulations for credentialing clinicians. Must be licensed and under supervision.

To provide family and group therapy on assigned cases, including obtaining psychosocial assessment information, referral source contact, case coordination and discharge planning Obtains psychosocial assessment information, EDO assessments, and completes report within 72 hours, including weekends and holidays Contacts family within 24 hours of admission Assures family therapy is conducted one time weekly, unless otherwise indicated Assures all case coordination is completed and documented in chart Follows up with family on all missed sessions Assures all needed releases/consents are obtained from patient and/or family Ensures that a preliminary discharge plan is formulated with the treatment team and family, as an integral part of treatment Ensures that therapies conducted are consistent with the goals and philosophies of the program, and supportive of each patient's individual treatment plan Conducts Eating Disorder Support Group weekly Documents appropriate assessments and notes in patient chart as per hospital policy and procedure Charting is clear, concise and reflects weekly treatment plan goals/objective movement on a timely basis Documents discharge planning one (1) time weekly, at a minimum Completes and signs the Discharge Contract Assures there is a clinical therapy note in chart one (1) time weekly, if not conducting family therapy Completes group notes in a timely manner Completes all treatment plans in a timely manner, and includes all required clinical services objectives Serves as Case Manager for assigned cases Take responsibility for coordinating the treatment team process Schedule and coordinate outside resources who wish to attend the treatment team meeting with physician approval Check the treatment plan for specific and measurable goals for the patient to achieve. These should be short and long term goals Check for documentation of discharge planning in the initial treatment plan and that the discharge planning is updated in each meeting Documents referrals that are made for services not provided by the facility Assure that changes in diagnosis, legal status, medical issues, identified problems, and discharge plans be discussed in each meeting Participates and communicate with multidisciplinary treatment team Attends all team meetings on assigned patients Informs the treatment team of all details related to assigned patients in a clear and concise manner Completes clinical service requirements on Treatment planning forms Assists in developing and maintaining community resource information Demonstrates knowledge about community resources for program population Abides by hospital policy in making referrals to community resources Maintains positive working relationships with other professionals within the community, including referral sources to the hospital To assist in the maintenance of the program environment in compliance with policies of safety and security, and to exercise good clinical judgment to ensure optimum patient care Takes a leadership role in responding to patient or family crisis and/or potential AMA discharges, referring to patient/family advocate when appropriate Provides consultation to staff in regards to handling difficult patients, families, and eating disorder education Documents and communicates breaks in safety and security accurately Performs other duties, as assigned by Chief Clinical Officer or Associate Director of Clinical Services Accepts and responds professionally to supervision To maintain and exhibit knowledge related to the treatment of children and adolescents who have eating disorder issues Exhibits knowledge of child and adolescent development Exhibits knowledge and skill related to group therapy with children and adolescents Exhibits knowledge of realistic expectations for children/adolescents, as well as understanding the dynamics of a family with a child/adolescent member Serves as a clinical voice related to specific clinical unit needs Seeks out information related to brief acute therapies Assists Marketing Department in providing presentations regarding eating disorders to schools, community agencies, therapists, etc.

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Addiction Services Therapist

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