The Wilkes Barre Veterans Health Care System, Mental Health Service Line is currently recruiting for a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor to provide care for our Veterans at the Sayre Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). The LPMHC exercises full professional responsibility to provide effective services to veterans with substance use or mental health disorders. Employs recovery and evidence-based practices. Licensed to independently practice professional counseling and to provide mental health services within the knowledge, theory, and training foundations of professional counseling. At this level, the LPMHC is licensed to independently practice professional counseling and to provide mental health services within the knowledge, theory, and training foundations of professional counseling. They may be assigned to any mental health VHA area, including inpatient, outpatient, and SUD/residential areas, consulting with peers and supervisors as appropriate. They provide a full range of psychological assessment services and diagnose mental health disorders. The LPMHC exercises full professional responsibility to provide effective services to veterans with substance use disorder or mental health disorders. These services include, but are not limited to, individual, group and family psychotherapy, patient health education, referral, aftercare planning, and follow up. The LPMHC employs recovery and evidence-based practices. LPMHC's may be involved in program evaluation or research activities. Clinical Responsibilities: Provides a full range of psychological assessment services and diagnoses mental disorders. Provides education to patients, family members, and significant others. Provides evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and group psychotherapy Provides consultation to professional staff and to community providers concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for patients with substance use disorders. Develops, implements, and documents the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for patients receiving services within designated treatment areas. Provide coverage to other Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) as needed via telework. Assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions, and documentation. Administrative responsibilities: 1. Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings held by the M/BHS ACOS (or designee), Chief of Psychology (or designee), and facility Director. 2. Complies with all CPRS documentation procedures, including timeliness standards for documentation and proper patient check out procedures (e.g., entering diagnostic and procedure codes). 3. Complies with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients. 4. Facilitates liaisons with other health care programs in order to effectively coordinate services. 5. Adheres to operational policies and procedures for the treatment team. Work Schedule: 8:00am to 4:30pm (rotating coverage for Saturdays and Holidays) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.