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Unit Therapist - AdventHealth - Orlando
Location Address: 601 E Rollins St, Orlando, FL 32803
Top Reasons to work at AdventHealth - Orlando
Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,368-bed AdventHealth Orlando
serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America
AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country
We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year
Work Hours/Shift: PRN
You Will Be Responsible For:
Demonstrates, through behavior, AdventHealth Orlando’s service standards.
Performs psycho-social assessments with patients and families and provides psychotherapy to patients and families coping with mental health and substance use disorders.
Facilitates age appropriate therapeutic groups on inpatient unit in accordance with department standard/protocol.
Facilitates individual and family therapy sessions as clinically indicated and in accordance with department standard/protocol.
Prepares for and attends daily physician clinical rounds and forums to facilitate communication and clinical input to the interdisciplinary team in accordance with department standard/protocol
Coordinates with the team for discharge and post-discharge arrangements and will advocate for the patient in obtaining and negotiating resources to meet patient needs, as necessary.
Interviews patients/families to complete a thorough and timely psycho-social assessment and to evaluate current support systems available to the patient and family.
Completes assessments and updates, per department standards, based upon information from multiple sources including the patient, family, nursing staff and physician as well as information discussed in multi-disciplinary rounds. Documented assessments and updates to confirm an understanding of the patient’s functional status and psycho-social needs.
Effectively communicates with patients, families, staff, physicians and community partners to further the development of comprehensive support for the patient. Ensures effective communication of pertinent medical information is provided to the patient.
Collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team regarding psycho-social determinants to address barriers that may impact or delay the patient’s discharge plan.
Participates with the interdisciplinary team in developing and implementing a clinical treatment plan
Appropriately prioritizes cases according to assessed needs.
Provides patient/family education, adjustment-to-illness counseling, grief counseling and crisis intervention. Provides education to patients/families/caregivers regarding resource options and coping with diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.
Works in collaboration with hospital and community agencies to obtain needed services and resources for patients/families/caregivers.
Follows up with patients in post-acute environment to ensure compliance with discharge plan post hospitalization.
Adapts quickly to changes in patient status and updates the assessment and discharge plan as the patient’s situation warrants.
Stays abreast of changing mental health and social work clinical trends, regulatory matters and third-party payer requirements related to discharge planning and precertification of after-care benefits.
Attends court on campus, and provides expert testimony, under oath, as needed and requested by court officials.
Communicates legal status and corresponding processes to patient, family, and staff when needed.
Provides consultation to, and educational programs for, healthcare team members regarding the impact of psycho-social factors on illness.
May serve as a field instructor for master’s degree seeking social work and/or mental health counseling students.
As required and/or depending on interests, serves on departmental and hospital committees.
Performs additional duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department.
What You Will Need:
Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations
Ability to function in a stressful and fast-paced environment
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills that promote teamwork
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Knowledge of and ability to utilize in-house and community resources based on clinical need
Flexibility in prioritization
Ability to multitask
Ability to provide solution-focused theory, cognitive behavioral theory and systems theory
Ability to analyze complex technical data and complex interpersonal dynamics in brief time
Effective organizational skills
Skills in advocacy
Significant knowledge and understanding of availability of community and post-acute resources
Proficiency in the daily use of standard office equipment such as computer, phone, fax, copier etc. and skill in utilizing Microsoft Word and Outlook tools.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Master’s in Counseling or Master’s in Social Work
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
State of Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Registered Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Social Worker Intern or Marriage and Family Therapy
Under the general supervision of the Behavioral Health leader, in collaboration with the Social Work staff, works with the patient/family, physicians, interdisciplinary team and external agencies. The Unit Therapist is a licensed clinical professional (LMHC, LCSW or LMFT), and a key member of the Behavioral Health Treatment Team who ensures the patient’s progress along the continuum in an efficient, clinically and cost– effective manner. Utilizes expertise in clinical therapy and social work, patient/family assessment incorporating physical, psych-social, environmental, spiritual, and financial factors to facilitate clinical therapy services, help create a sound treatment plan and discharge plan to ensure proper interventions and post-discharge patient placement across the healthcare continuum and to maximize outcomes. Utilizes clinical/psychosocial assessment skills and crisis intervention techniques to expedite and support healthcare team’s work with patient/ family. The Unit Therapist, in collaboration with Social Work, is responsible for delivery of clinical services as well as identifying and initiating the most efficient discharge plan to expedite the patient transition to the next appropriate level of care and to reduce length of stay. This position is the organization’s expert in assessing and managing the patient’s clinical and psycho-social needs. The Unit Therapist educates the health care team and physicians about clinical and psycho-social issues and identified patient/family problems as well as recommends strategies to address these issues. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
At AdventHealth, Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ is our mission. It calls us to be His hands and feet in helping people feel whole. Our story is one of hope — one that strives to heal and restore the body, mind and spirit. Our more than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in hospitals, physician practices, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers are committed to providing individualized, wholistic care.