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Providence Licensed Mental Health Therapist - Adult Unit *On Call* in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling Licensed Mental Health Therapist - Mental Health Adult On Call to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.

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We are seeking Licensed Mental Health Therapist - Mental Health Adult that will be responsible for providing clinically therapeutic programs and treatment in the inpatient behavioral health units. Under the supervision of the manager/director and in collaboration with multidisciplinary treatment team, the Mental Health Professional (MHP) is responsible for providing various modalities of treatment from a trauma informed clinical model that can include group, individual and family therapy. The MHP is responsible for the psychosocial interventions established in the patient treatment plan. The MHP will use their education and training to assist in stabilizing and treating patients during their stay on the unit. The MHP provides feedback and input to the multidisciplinary team regarding their assessment of the patient strengths, capacities, and responsiveness to the treatment. In conjunction with the multidisciplinary team, the MHP will assist in supporting discharge planning efforts and interventions that support rapid stabilization and movement of the patient back into the community or the next level of care.

In this position, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide assessment and develop appropriate psychological treatment interventions within a multidisciplinary team

  • Complete SLUMS and MMPIs with patients when necessary

  • Provide for the psychosocial rehabilitation of patients by providing group treatment and brief individual interventions appropriate to the age, condition, functioning and cultural background of the patient

  • Provide with a high degree of independent judgment, individual and group treatment and support to patients and their families in the recovery process

  • Develop psychosocial treatment interventions that are goal directed and empower patients in their own recovery

  • Document progress toward each patients treatment plan in the clinical system and makes treatment plan updates accordingly

  • Serve as primary provider of the psychological treatment on the inpatient psychiatric unit. Clinical services will include input into assessment of patients diagnosis, status, capacities, strengths and limitations

  • Actively participate in the multidisciplinary team

  • Actively assist in the management of the treatment milieu

  • Provide consultation to the multidisciplinary team, as needed

  • Create behavior intervention plans, when necessary

  • Complete shift hand-off report for continuity of care

  • As part of the team, maintain unit security and participate in code grey events

  • Take an active role in patient de-escalations

  • In conjunction with the multidisciplinary team, perform ongoing assessment and management of patients with suicidal or homicidal thoughts; and evaluate the need for support or involvement with family or collateral meetings

  • Provide family treatment as needed

  • Provide ASAM assessment and interventions appropriate to assessed stage of change, for patient with substance abuses

  • Contribute to high quality unit functioning by maintaining professional standards and ethics and strict confidentiality of information

  • Maintain professional therapeutic boundaries in relationships with patients

  • Contribute to professional development by providing in-service training and orientation to others on the team as determined by Clinical Manager/Director

  • Assist with new employee orientation as needed

  • Assist with meeting all quality indicators as established by the department

  • Assist meeting all regulatory compliance metrics and requirements

  • Participate in unit task forces and committees as appropriate

  • Actively seek out and attend training and obtains education to keep current on theoretical and practical applications related to adult, adolescent, adult or geriatric behavioral health issues

  • Coordinate daily workload assignments and projects to assure productivity standards are met


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Master's Degree Psychology, Social Work, or other mental health related field from an accredited school, or from a school in candidacy status by the appropriate higher education council

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with the state of Oregon - OR-

  • Master's Degree Recreational Therapy from an accredited school, or from a school in candidacy status by the appropriate higher education council

  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) national credential

  • Licensure in accordance with the appropriate Oregon state board -OR-

  • Master's Degree in Creative/Expressive Arts from an accredited school, or from a school in candidacy status by the appropriate higher education council. Master's degree be eligible for licensure as Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in accordance with the appropriate Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists

  • LPC or LMFT licensure with the appropriate Oregon state board

  • Two (2) years relevant experience in an inpatient mental health setting

  • Two (2) years of experience with adult population preferably in an inpatient setting

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

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Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Counseling

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 354067