• Counselor

    Job Number
    222557
    Facility
    Banner - University Medical Group
    Department
    Banner - University Medical Group - Emp Benefits Costs-Shared Svcs
    Street Address
    1501 N Campbell Ave
    City & State
    US-AZ-Tucson
    Shift
    Day
    Position Type
    FT: Full-Time
    Posting Category
    Behavioral Health Services
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    Health care is constantly changing and, at Banner Health, we are at the front of that change. We are leading health care to make the experience the best it can be. We want to change the lives of those in our care– and the people who choose to take on this challenge. If changing health care for the better sounds like something you want to be part of, we want to hear from you.

     

    As a medical Counselor and Care Manager, you will have the opportunity to use your knowledge and skills to ensure that quality improvement initiatives are implemented and sustained at Banner's Behavioral Health Hospital and care delivery locations.  You will be responsible for the coordination and oversight of the Quality Improvement Program.

     

    For your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a top-notch compensation package.  Your pay and benefits are important components of your journey at Banner Health. Banner offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.

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    About Banner - University Medical Group
    Join our nonprofit faculty practice plan associated with the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine in Phoenix and Tucson. Our 800-plus clinicians provide primary and specialty care to patients at highly ranked Banner - University Medical Centers and dozens of clinics while providing mentorship to more than 700 residents and fellows. Our practice values and encourages the three-part mission of academic medicine: research, teaching and excellent patient care.

     

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    About Banner Health
    Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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    Job Summary

    Provides clinical assessment and psychotherapy services for defined patient population. Services are provided to patients, families and/or groups and may be in both inpatient, residential, and outpatient settings. Position provides treatment in one or more of the following areas: substance abuse, emotional and behavioral issues, eating disorders and other mental disorders as outlined in the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (DSM).

     

    Essential Functions

    • Provides assessment and direct psychotherapy to individuals, families, and groups. Coordinates all aspects of patient care from admission to discharge, interacting with the physician and other members of the clinical treatment team to provide quality patient care.

     

    • Provides education and orientation for patients, families and others to assigned treatment program to aid in therapeutic process. Collaborates with the patient in the development of a written treatment plan. Includes patient and family involvement in assessment, treatment, education and discharge planning.

     

    • Monitors patients on an ongoing basis to continually assess needs and facilitate treatment and interventions. Documents clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment plan, diagnostic summaries, and progress charting in a timely manner to assure comprehensive and quality patient care.

     

    • Actively participates as member of the multidisciplinary treatment team and maintains effective working relationships with physicians and peers.

     

    • May provide clinical updates to representatives of managed care to assure coordination and reimbursement of treatments services. May conduct cognitive testing and document results.

     

    • Coordinates with community based providers to assure optimal levels of care post discharge and to maximize treatment outcomes.

     

     

    Minimum Qualifications

    Requires a Master's degree in counseling, behavioral health, or a related human services field, or educational requirement as mandated by state board in order to obtain licensure in field of specialty.

    Behavioral Health Licensure or working toward licensure in field of specialty as mandated by state board or regulatory agency. Depending on area of focus, may require a License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) as mandated by state board.

    Requires a proficiency level typically achieved with 2 years experience in a behavioral health setting. Requires ability to work with a diverse population along with interpersonal skills and knowledge required in treating patients in area of assigned specialty.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Behavioral Health Licensure is preferred.

    Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

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