**Preference for Bilingual Spanish speaker. Programs for Children Adolescents (PFCA) is the outpatient service component of the UNM Hospital Children's Psychiatric Center. We provide an array of outpatient mental health services for a highly diverse population of children, adolescents, and families primarily from Albuquerque and surrounding Bernalillo County. Many of our clients speak Spanish in the home. PFCA offers clinic, community-based, and home-based mental health services for children between the ages of 3 and 18 presenting with a variety of psychological, social, emotional and behavioral disorders.
The prospective clinician will provide psychotherapy and behavioral assessments. The University of New Mexico is a training hospital, and this position may involve supervision of trainees.**
Provide a range of psychological assessment, diagnostic, therapeutic, and/or case management services individuals, couples, and/or families, as appropriate to the specific expectations of the position. Typically works under the direct guidance of a clinical professional within the environment of a clinical agency or a medical/hospital facility. May provide practical training and guidance to students and/or paraprofessional staff. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
PATIENT CARE - Provide counseling, therapy, and/or psychotherapy to clients and families as appropriate to the position
PATIENT CARE - Prepare treatment plans, discharge plans, and follow up care programs
CONSULTATION - Consult with other therapists and related professional and paraprofessional staff, as appropriate, in the performance of therapeutic and/or casework; refers clients to appropriate service agencies as required
INTERVENTION - Provide and/or arrange for therapeutic interventions to include but not limited to emergency services and crisis intervention for individuals with serious emotional or behavioral disturbances
REFERRAL - Refers clients to appropriate social service agencies for financial assistance and other required services; may visit patients and families in their homes to provide counseling and outreach services
DOCUMENTATION - Follow up to determine reliability of treatment used; change method and degree of therapy when appropriate
DATA - Collect data about patients through interview, case history, psychological tests, and/or observational techniques; evaluates data to identify causes of problems and to determine proper therapeutic approach or referral to other specialists
CONSULTATION - Consult with other legal and treatment agencies and individuals in relation to patient/client records, rights, and responsibilities
ADMINISTRATION - Perform various administrative functions such as monitoring expenditures and preparing reports and correspondence; may participate in a variety of research projects to develop service plans; may propose changes to program policies and procedures
TRAINING - May provide formal teaching, consultation, and in-service training to relevant professionals in immediate proper handling of and/or referral of a variety of matters
CASE MANAGEMENT - Provide casework management of a specialized caseload, as appropriate to the requirements of the individual position; performs research and case assessments; prepares individualized studies for admission, placement, and/or discharge
QUALITY - Promote and use best practices in treatment; may include specialized training
QUALITY - Meet published departmental expectations for client access and productivity
PATIENT CARE - Follow up to determine reliability and validity of treatment used; make recommendations regarding modification to services and service delivery
PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
Master's Degree in related discipline
Documented experience in age appropriate environment
LMSW or LPC or LMHC
Experience Requirements - Preferred:
1 year directly related experience
Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo
Physical Demands Requirements:
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. May require walking or standing to a significant degree or requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or may require working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of materials is negligible.
Tuberculin Skin Test required annually
Working Conditions Requirements:
Minor Hazard - physical risks, dirt, dust, fumes, noise