Provide comprehensive clinical assessments and treatment services for patients with mental health and substance abuse disorders who are EBCI and IHS eligible. Provide clinical screening and comprehensive clinical assessment, treatment plan development, and provision of individual, group and family therapy using evidenced based models. Employee will also provide referral/facilitation to high level of care, walk-in assessment, emergency, crisis intervention, and consultation and education services as needed. Serve individuals in various locations in the community as assigned. If assigned to a specific population or agency location, employee will follow policies and procedures developed for that unit. This position will primarily serve adults but may see children and families.
Complexity of Duties
This position is responsible for assisting in maximizing the available resources to meet the behavioral health and substance use needs of the community. Must have the ability to interpret policy, laws and regulations in order to make decisions. Duties require the application of clinical judgment and problem solving skills in order to be effective..
Works under the direct guidance of the Adult Services Supervisor Position must demonstrate considerable initiative and ability to work independently within applicable licensing regulations. Position must communicate effectively with supervisor to ensure alignment with organizational goals, mission, vision and values.
Responsibility for Accuracy
Failure to provide adequate clinical services or to properly manage and direct activities could result in poor client outcomes, delays in patient treatment, and negative patient and community relations. Ineffective health planning could have adverse effects on the health status of the community by limiting access to necessary resources. Accuracy of data and research is critical in the allocation of tribal resources. Employee is responsible for the adherence to policy and procedure.
Contact with Others
Interacts frequently with coworkers, hospital staff, patients, stakeholders and other health professionals for the purpose of exchanging information, obtaining, or providing assistance. Serves on various local, community, and health committees, boards and advisory councils, as appropriate. Tact, courtesy, and professional conduct are required to maintain positive working relationships. Utmost sensitivity and confidentiality is required when dealing with patients and families.
The provision of medical care requires that the incumbent maintain strict confidentiality regarding all patient information. The employee will have access to patient records and highly confidential information and must function with utmost integrity to safe guard this information. The employee complies with EBCI policy on confidentiality of patient records, Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority Confidentiality policy, HIPAA, 42CFR and other federal law requirements. Violations of confidentiality regulations may result disciplinary action and other action as allowed by federal regulations.
Job duties can be mentally and emotionally stressful at times given the complexity of the duties. Close mental concentration and attention to detail are required. Physical activities require the ability to be mobile, sit, reach, bend, and be in front of groups and deliver training for extended periods of time. Some physical exertion and stamina is required such as required to transport training materials or to travel. Must be able to lift 30 lbs.
The employee works primarily in a hospital, inpatient or outpatient clinical environment but may be required to work at other offices and locations. The work environment involves moderate risks of exposure to infectious disease, radiation, electrical hazards, and irritant chemical and explosive gases. Employee must strictly adhere to OSHA guidelines and protocol for maintaining sterile conditions.
Some travel is required. Infrequent overnight travel may be required for meetings or to attend training.
In the case of an emergency, any member of the Medical Staff, to the degree permitted by his/her license shall be permitted to do everything possible to save a patient’s life or save a patient from serious harm, regardless of the individual’s clinical privileges. This shall be defined as those situations in which a delay could result in serious harm or death and in which a more qualified member is not immediately available.
Consistently demonstrates superior customer service skills to patients/customers by demonstrating characteristics that align with CIHA’s guiding principles and core values. Ensure excellent customer service is provided to all patients/customers by seeking out opportunities to be of service.