• Mental Health Therapist

    Job Locations US-CO-Wheat Ridge
    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/18/2018 5:50 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1924
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Clinical
    Subsidiary
    Jefferson Center
    Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

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    This position will be located onsite at two primary care medical practices, two days a week at each, and one day at a Jefferson Center office.  The purpose of this position will be to provide individual, couples and family psychotherapy to clients who are patients or these practices, as well as servicing client of the Solutions Now program on site at the Jefferson Center.  This position will work with our insured Services and Practice Management departments to establish a successful program that meets the needs and requirements of contracted insurance companies and other third party payers, however this position will also service Medicare, Medicaid and uninsured at the medical co-locations. 

    Responsibilities

    • Provides individual, couples, and/or family treatment to clients of all payers.
    • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a primary care medical practice delivering behavioral health treatment.
    • Provides individual assessments and develops individualized treatment plans.
    • Actively engages client (or family) in the treatment process and goal setting. Identifies risk factors including lethality.  Works constructively with consumers to reach agreed upon outcome, and actively coordinates care with other internal or external providers. Maintains appropriate professional standards and provides timely, appropriate follow-up for clients.
    • Acknowledges and works with Insured Services and Practice Management to meet or exceed billable hour targets.
    • Completes necessary paperwork for billing purposes within the necessary timeframe
    • Confirms and obtains Co-Pay requirement for clients served.
    • Completes necessary reports and documentation (including accurate treatment codes) in order to successfully submit claims for services rendered.
    • Effectively responds to the client and the 3rd Party Payor regarding needs and problems. Initiates and maintains positive interactions, timely response to phone calls, email and other requests.
    • Complies with Medicaid/Medicare guidelines for assessment, treatment planning, and record maintenance, including completion of annual CCAR assessments.
    • Experience working in an electronic medical record highly preferred.
    • Proficient in using technology, fast learner.

     

    Note:  Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job.  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

    Qualifications

    Colorado license for independent practice and eligibility for participation on managed care panels (LPC; LCSW; LMFT; Ph.D., or Psy.D).  Experience in effectively engaging clients and forming strong therapeutic alliances to support treatment.  Experience in general practice serving clients across all age ranges with the ability to serve a broad scope of acuity and severity in an office based outpatient service model is preferred.  Knowledge and experience in a managed behavioral health care model with the ability to follow guidelines and procedures established by practice management to meet 3rd party payor requirements is prefered.  Ability to practice in an independent model with skills in diagnosis, treatment planning, psychotherapeutic intervention, documentation, communication, and coordination with other treating professionals.  Clinician already credentialed on 3rd party panels who contract with Jefferson Center is highly desirable.  Experience working within a medical setting is also a plus.  Follow through with requirements for working with Medicaid and Medicare clients is also necessary. 

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