Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides mental health assessment, diagnosis, treatment and crisis intervention services for consumers with a broad range of mental health issues and intellectual disabilities. Works collaboratively with multi-disciplinary team to plan and direct each individual member’s treatment program. Provides consultation to psychiatrists, community clinician’s and other professionals.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop, implement, coordinates, and evaluates clinical treatment recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, and/or referral of consumers with acute or chronic mental illness and intellectual disabilities.
Conduct psychological assessments, including test administration, interpretation, and recommendations.
Participates in staff conferences to select, plan, and evaluate treatment.
Instructs and counsels patients and their families regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens and adherence to prescribed medication regimens, within the scope of practice.
Collaborates with physicians and licensed clinicians in screening and evaluating patients for psychotropic medications, within the scope of practice.
Provides consultation to primary care providers and health educators on matters relating to mental health, health psychology and behavioral medicine.
May prepares intake summaries, treatment plans, and case summaries and maintains ongoing confidential records.
Charts consumer’s treatment and progress in accordance NPS, DBHDD, CARF and NCQA regulations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education, Licensure and Experience:
PhD or PsyD in clinical or counseling required from an accredited college or university. Licensed by the State of Georgia, 3-5 years of experience. Knowledge of behavioral health resources, state regulations and APA standards as it relates to client care and treatment, patient rights and client/patient confidentiality.
Previous clinical responsibilities to include psychological testing, diagnosis, and crisis intervention
Knowledge of various psychological testing techniques, administration and interpretation.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.