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Primary or Senior Primary Therapist - (Child) - Per Diem - North Brunswick, NJ
  • Job ID: 97202
  • Job Category: Behavioral Health/Psychology
  • Specialty Area: Behavioral Health/Psychology
  • Primary Shift: Day
  • Work Schedule: Per Diem
  • Penn Medicine Entity: Penn Medicine at Princeton Health
  • Location: North Brunswick, NJ
  • Address: 1460 Livingston Avenue
  • Education Required: Per Position Description
  • Experience Required: Per Position Description
  • Employment Type: Per Diem


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Position Description:
Penn Medicine Princeton House is searching for a Primary Therapist or Senior Primary Therapist for our Child and Adolescent Program in North Brunswick, NJ

**Please note, depending on your qualifications and background, you could be considered for either of these roles.**

• To provide high quality comprehensive clinical services that include: clinical triage, psychosocial evaluations, individual group and family treatment, treatment plan development and coordination, referent relations, discharge planning, utilization management with insurance companies, and case management with social service support systems, schools and other relevant external entities. The above services shall be provided under supervision of the appropriate clinical discipline.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Clinical Competency
• Demonstrate competency in the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to meet the psychological and social needs of the program’s patient population.
• Provide age appropriate care as indicated by the knowledge of the principle of growth and development over the lifespan, and the ability to assess and interpret data, relative to the patient’s age.
• Conduct individual, group and family therapy sessions.
2. Documentation
• Document each treatment session in accordance with Princeton House documentation standards.
• Complete assessment evaluation and integrated diagnostic summary.
• Coordinate the development and implementation of the multidisciplinary treatment plan and complete treatment plan reviews within established time frames.
• Attend daily treatment rounds, providing input to and being receptive to input from other members of the treatment team.
• Identify changes in the patients’ clinical status and communicate to the appropriate member of the treatment team.
3. Treatment Team Member
• Attend daily treatment rounds, providing input to and being receptive to input from other members of the treatment team.
• Identify changes in the patients’ clinical status and communicate to the appropriate member of the treatment team.
4. Case Management (when assigned)
• Performs case management with internal and external entities for smooth transitions across the continuum of care.
• Coordinate discharge planning and communicate plan clearly to patient and family and all other providers involved. Complete discharge summaries within established time frames.
• 100% contact with providers in community involved in patient’s care (e.g., therapists, doctors, schools, probation officers, etc.)
• Outreach to non-attending patients per PHBH policy.
5. Monitor attendance and utilization reviews
• Monitor patient attendance and length of stay in scheduled program.
• Effective and timely completion of pre-certifications as well as coordination of utilization reviews with utilization management reviewer.
• Timely and accurate completion of UM forms
6. Performance Improvement
• Participate in hospital and performance improvement initiatives and goals (e.g., completion of patient satisfaction surveys, positive patient satisfaction scores, participate in outcome measurements.

Minimum Requirements:
Minimum Requirements:
Senior Primary Therapist - Minimum Requirements:
Education
• Psychiatric Programs - Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree in the social sciences and an active New Jersey license including LCSW or LPC.
• Addictions Programs - Minimum Qualifications: masters degree in the social sciences with an LCSW or LPC with experience in the treatment of substance abuse problems.
• Preferred Qualifications: Masters degree in the social sciences.

Related Work Experience
• Psychiatric Programs - Preferred Qualifications: Above credentials, plus two or more years experience in treatment of the specific program’s patient population.
• Addictions Programs - Preferred Qualifications: Two or more years experience in treatment of the specific program’s patient population.
Licensure, Certification or Registration Requirements:
• Addictions Programs - Minimum Qualifications:. New Jersey certificate in addictions treatment such as the L CADC or CDA.
• Preferred Qualifications: New Jersey State licensure in one of the following areas: LCSW or LPC. New Jersey certificate in addictions treatment such as the LCADC

Specialized Skills & Knowledge Requirements:
• Computer Competency: Ability to use computer for purposes of documentation of services, maintenance of folders on personal drive, access to clinical forms and policies from shared drives, and electronic communication. Excellent organizational skills

Primary Therapist - Minimum Requirements:
Education
• Psychiatric Programs - Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree in the social sciences.
• Addictions Programs - Minimum Qualifications: a masters degree in the social sciences with an LSW, LAC or psychologist with a 3-year permit with experience in the treatment of substance abuse problems and is willing to actively pursue obtaining the NJ CADC certificate.
• Preferred Qualifications: Masters degree in the social sciences.

Related Work Experience
• Psychiatric Programs - Preferred Qualifications: two or more years experience in treatment of the specific program’s patient population.
• Addictions Programs - Preferred Qualifications: Two or more years experience in treatment of the specific program’s patient population.

Licensure, Certification or Registration Requirements:
• Psychiatric Programs - Minimum Qualifications: Must be eligible to obtain New Jersey State licensure, and obtain such licensure, within one year of hire date. Appropriate licenses include LSW, LAC, and psychologist with 3-year permit to practice in New Jersey.
• Addictions Programs - Minimum Qualifications: New Jersey certificate in addictions treatment such as the CADC or CDA.
• Preferred Qualifications: New Jersey State licensure in one of the following areas: LSW, LAC, or psychologist with 3-year permit to practice in New Jersey. New Jersey certificate in addictions
treatment such as the CADC or CDA.

Specialized Skills & Knowledge Requirements:
• Computer Competency: Ability to use computer for purposes of documentation of services, maintenance of folders on personal drive, access to clinical forms and policies from shared drives, and electronic communication. Excellent organizational skills.

Additional Information:
The ideal candidate will be available various days Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm or 8:30am-5pm

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