Outpatient Behavioral Health Therapist – Medstar Washington Hospital Center

Requisition Number: 2021-3845

Type of Position: Full-Time

Location: Washington, DC

Overview

Come work with a great team!  Signet Health manages the behavioral health services for MedStar Washington Hospital Center.  Our focus is to link physical and mental health for patients with a serious mental illness, older adults, and those suffering from multiple comorbid medical problems.  

The requirements for this Full-time position include: District of Columbia Psychologist, LICSW or LPC license

Services include:

  • Social work consultation & peer review participation
  • Individual, group, and family therapy
  • Interdisciplinary treatment planning
  • Crisis intervention
  • Adhere to:
    • Joint Commission and other regulatory standards for clinical documentation
    • APA and/or NASW Code of Ethics and exemplifies the qualities and values of the social work profession.
  • These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, as well as Signet Health and MedStar Hospital’s philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.

Duties

  • Provides therapeutic clinical services to identified patients and families in the Outpatient Clinic, including individual and group counseling regarding the impact of illness and hospitalization.
  • Collaborates with other health care professionals within the interdisciplinary team and other levels of care through the healthcare system. Facilitates communication regarding relevant psycho-social issues of patients and families to health care teams through timely recording in medical charts, consultation and participating in meetings.
  • Functions as a coordinating link between patient, family, hospital, and community resources to assure continuity of care.
  • Performs/documents psychosocial assessment.
  • Provides liaison function to improve continuity of care and transition quality improvement, discharge planning, and social service departments.
  • Serves as a resource for patients with psycho-social issues and provides a link to psychiatric resources.
  • Participates in discharge planning process.
  • Attends regular interdisciplinary team meetings for the operational and administrative functions of the outpatient care service.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and is not to be considered as all inclusive.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Active District of Columbia Psychologist, LICSW or LPC license or be eligible for endorsement, with adequate experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of clinical experience within a hospital, palliative care, or hospice setting
  • Experience with facilitating patients and access to local community resources and conducting groups
  • Must be flexible to the needs of a fast-paced environment, demonstrate effective problem-solving skills, and display excellent oral/written communication skills.
  • Experience with adult behavioral health and substance abuse (co-occurring disorders) is preferred.
  • Ability work with a supportive interdisciplinary team is essential
  • EOE

    Hospital/Program Description

    MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment