The LPMHC will be part of an interdisciplinary mental health treatment team. The LPMHC provides a full range of clinical services, assessment, and treatment of complex psychosocial problems resulting from mental illness, chronic and acute illness, senescence or socioeconomic and family concerns. This LPMHC is knowledgeable about Military Sexual Trauma and how to link Veteran's to clinically indicated care. Additionally, the incumbent conducts suicide risk assessments with crisis intervention. 1. Ability to conduct psychosocial assessments and provide psychosocial interventions/treatments with supervision to a wide variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, educational, and other diversified backgrounds. Knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological), and the differential influences of the environment, society, and culture. 2. Independently performs case finding functions and outreach, identifying and screening patients for psychosocial needs. Must possess the knowledge and ability to implement treatment modalities, provide counseling or psychotherapy for individuals, families and groups. 3. Ability to accurately assess psychiatric conditions according to the DSM-V. Perform assessments mental health diagnostic interviews for patients referred to specialty mental health clinics. Develops treatment plans in collaboration with the Veteran/family and with the interdisciplinary treatment team. Possesses the skills to offer psychosocial interventions and measure outcomes of interventions. 4. Accurately assesses veterans who present with psychiatric and psychosocial emergencies. Can identify high-risk patients and provide case management services in compliance with the Uniform Services Handbook and VA Suicide Prevention protocols. 5. Provide crisis intervention services, including timely and appropriate interventions to prevent harm to self or others, as well as coordination of family involvement when indicated. Consults with supervisor, psychiatrist and/or other team members when moderate or high risk of harm is identified. Completes suicide prevention documentation in accordance with established guidelines. 6. Coordinate community-based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs and community agency programs. 7. Identifies high-risk patients and provides case management services. Provides crisis intervention services, addresses the cause as well as the presenting complaint, coordinates family conferences and serves as liaison to family members. Working knowledge and experience in use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures. This includes: acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects/side effects, and medical terminology. 8. Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with veterans and their families. Independently work with patients and families who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems utilizing individual, group and family counseling and therapy skills. 9. Independently provides consultation services to other staff regarding the psychosocial needs of veterans and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and adherence to treatment plan. Ability to evaluate incumbents' own practice through professional peer review, case conferences and other organizational means. Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing. 10. General knowledge of veterans' benefits and services relating to special programs, service-connected compensation, non-service-connected pension. Facilitates referrals based upon veterans needs and eligibility. 11. Able to meet the needs of customers while supporting VA missions. Consistently communicates and treats customers in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. Provides the customer with consistent information according to established policies and procedures. Handles conflict and problems in dealing with the consumer constructively and appropriately. Has working knowledge and skill in the use of word-processing, data management and other computer systems, especially those programs in use by VHA. 12. Plans treatment interventions and enters treatment plan in the medical record within established time frames. 13. Refers veterans appropriately and employs motivational interviewing techniques effectively. 14. Exhibits an understanding of cultural, age and gender diversity and adapts practice accordingly. 15. Demonstrates respectful behavior to veterans and family members of diverse backgrounds. 16. Provides verbal and/or written information that is thorough and correct, using clear and precise communication methods to ensure that customers understand. Provides information in a timely manner. 17. Consistently communicates with customers in a courteous, tactful and helpful manner. Communication both oral and written is generally provided promptly and is responsive to the customer's needs. 18. Routinely interacts in a profession and courteous manner with managers, other employees to facilitate the accomplishment of the work of the organization. 19. Provide notification & screening for psychiatric advanced directives and assists with completion upon request. 20. Perform other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600151800
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