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Primary Therapist - PRN - Licensed Counselor/LSW - Penn Medicine Princeton House, Princeton, NJ
  • Job ID: 97621
  • Job Category: Behavioral Health/Psychology
  • Specialty Area: Behavioral Health/Psychology
  • Primary Shift: Day
  • Work Schedule: PRN - 8:30a - 5p Monday - Friday
  • Penn Medicine Entity: Penn Medicine at Princeton Health
  • Location: Princeton, NJ
  • Address: 741 Mount Lucas Road
  • Education Required: Masters Degree
  • Experience Required: 1 - 3 Years
  • Employment Type: Per Diem


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Position Description:
Princeton House Behavioral Health is searching for a per diem Primary Therapist or Senior Primary Therapist for the Adult and Women's unit in Princeton.

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

Position Summary:
To provide high quality comprehensive clinical services that include: clinical triage, psychosocial evaluations, individual and group treatment, treatment plan implementation and coordination, 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.

Some job functions and duties will include, but are not limited to:
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 and group therapy sessions. Conduct family therapy sessions as needed.
• Conduct initial evaluation and ongoing assessment of patient functioning as well as risk factors.

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 as needed.

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.

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 CADCcertificate.
• 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:

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.


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