Penn Highlands Healthcare

  • Therapist I

    Job Location US-PA-DuBois
    Posted Date 7 months ago(12/1/2017 11:32 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Behavioral Health Services - Adult/Adolescent
    2nd Shift (Evening)
  • Overview

    The best of modern health care technology, plus the best of small town America!

    Located in the midst of the beautiful rolling hills and woodlands of Pennsylvania, you don't have to be a native to feel at home here. No matter where your roots, you'll quickly recognize that the staff at DuBois Regional Medical Center (DRMC), like other residents of the community, will make you feel right at home.


    DuBois Regional Medical Center (DRMC) offers residents of west central Pennsylvania a rare combination of technologically advanced health care in a warm, friendly environment. Widely recognized as one of the leading health centers of its kind in the commonwealth, DRMC is an oasis of clinical and technical excellence, with a focus on patient-centered care. Its rural setting is just far enough from the hustle of the city life to make it peaceful, but close enough to provide easy access to sought-after urban attractions.

    The Therapist I, under medical supervision, provides psychotherapeutic services to an assigned patient population using the established standards of care within his/her scope of practice.


    *Complies with DRMC policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations

    *Demonstrates knowledge of age-related needs of the patient; utilizes the biopsychosocial assessment process on a continuous basis in the delivery of care as evidenced by:

    • Obtains health and social information through interview process, assessment, and data collection
    • Collaborates with multidisciplinary health care team regarding assessment findings and plan of care
    • Identifies patient needs and problems through assessment, interview, and observation including information from significant others and referral sources
    • Implements plan of care approved by with multidisciplinary team
    • Performs referral of care needs assessment throughout the medical center as directed

    *Demonstrates judgment and clinical competency in the implementation of the treatment plan for assigned patients as evidenced by:

    • Utilizes clinical and social resources
    • Provides supportive therapies as assigned
    • Responds appropriately to changes in patient condition
    • Reviews medical record to obtain needed patient information

    *Participates in the admission, treatment, and discharge process with the multidisciplinary team as evidenced by:

    • Identifies patient biopsychosocial and learning needs on admission
    • Collects information from appropriate outside resources

    *Participates in the development of new staff as evidenced by but not limited to:

    • Actively participates in the orientation including cultural and social integration of new staff
    • When serving as preceptor, collaborates with staff member and manager/charge nurse to manage the learning process and develop individualized action plans as needs are identified


    *Demonstrates professional accountability as evidenced by but not limited to:

    • Achieves educational credits to meet hospital and/or licensing/certification requirements
    • Presents information obtained at education conferences to staff members
    • Participates in the development and advancement of departmental standards, policies, and other clinical/professional initiatives
    • Conducts self in professional manner in dress, actions, and interpersonal communication
    • Assures environment of safety for patients, significant others, and coworkers
    • Informs Manager/Charge Nurse/Supervisor of patient care situations and departmental problems as appropriate
    • Demonstrates effective problem solving skills for clinical and departmental issues

    Unit Specific Duties

    *Assures an environment of patient safety through:

    • Performs patient safety/observation checks every 15 minutes
    • Complies with contraband policy
    • Manages changes in behavior that puts the patient or others at risk
    • Complies with restraint/seclusion policies


    *Facilitates an efficient and timely review and disposition of referrals consistent with department policy



    • Bachelors degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related field or Bachelors degree plus two years mental health assessment experience required
    • Healthcare Provider (CPR) certification required within six months of start date in department/position
    • Comprehensive Crisis Management certification required within 12 months of start date in department/position


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