Central City Integrated Health is committed to enabling every patient in our community to thrive by building a collaborative multidisciplinary healthcare team. The Therapist provides individual, family and/or group psychotherapeutic interventions based on evidence based practices, standards of care and professional practice guidelines. He/She is responsible for establishing trusting relationships with patients and their families while providing general support and encouragement. The therapist must treat within the scope of practice for the State of Michigan and must demonstrate the following personal and physical qualifications, which are essential functions of the position:
- Ensures all actions, job performance, personal conduct and communications represent the agency in a highly professional manner.
- Performs comprehensive behavioral health assessments; analyzes and interprets patient histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to assign appropriate diagnoses; consults with patient’s physician and/or psychiatrist as needed.
- Reassesses and develops an Individual Plan of Service (IPOS) that is reflective of medically necessary services for cases that are transitioned from another level of care.
- Develops an IPOS based on evidence based treatment approaches, standards of care, and professional practice guidelines; works with the patient to create and implement meaningful treatment goals.
- Ensures timely completion of required documents and assessments per agency requirements and all Community Mental Health guidelines.
- Establishes treatment programs utilizing a variety of therapeutic modalities and interdisciplinary staff to meet the needs of the patient while incorporating models of integrated health care.
- Counsels patients on interventions to modify behaviors associated with health risks; understands the correlation between physical and behavioral health issues.
- Provides confidential individual, family or group counselling about the causes and effects of addictions; provides support for families dealing with addictions and/or referrals to treatment for individuals requesting this opportunity.
- Works closely with provider team to manage patients involved in the opioid pain management program.
- Refers patients to supportive services, as medically necessary, to supplement treatment and counseling including case management and resource assistance.