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Outpatient Therapist - Intensive Outpatient Program (Full Time, Day Shift)

INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus Miami, Florida Requisition ID 23082


Job Summary

Provides behavioral individual and/or family therapy through the outpatient clinic, under the supervision of the Chief Psychologist. Responsible for supporting and facilitating the IOP Program.


Minimum Job Requirements
  • Master's Degree Behavioral Healthcare field (Required)
  • CPI - Crisis Prevention Institute (Crisis Intervention Training) – maintain active and in good standing throughout employment. required within 7 days of hire date.
  • CPR BLS -American Heart Association – Maintain active and in good standing throughout employment - required within 7 days of hire date.
  • Level II Background Check and Affidavit of Good Moral Character.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Prior experience in individual, group, and family therapy with a pediatric population preferred.
  • Able to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families, and co-workers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt, and react calmly under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to problem solve to formulate a plan for treatment, education, or nutrition.
  • Able to evaluate the patient’s response to the implementation of the plan.
  • Demonstrates expert knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit/area.
Job Specific Duties
  • Counsel and educate patients and families.
  • Create and sustain a therapeutic and ethically sound relationship with patients.
  • Facilitate inpatient process groups (adolescent process group/children’s process group).
  • Acts as a liaison and maintains contacts with outside agencies for continuity of care.
  • Contacts parents of patients to coordinate follow up family therapy appointments.
  • Completes an initial psychosocial evaluation including a DSM-IV diagnosis, clinical observations, and recommendations in the form of a treatment plan.
  • Completes documentation and progress notes immediately after each visit. Documentation is reflective of the patients' treatment goals and response to therapy.
  • Informs Chief Psychologist of patient care concerns.
  • Provides assigned psychological treatments and assessment procedures.
  • Provides evidence based care to patients and families.
  • Works effectively with physicians and other health care professionals as a member or leader of a health care treatment team or other professional group.
  • Perform individual assessments for each patient for IOP program.
  • Group leader for IOP Program Adolescent process group, Movement group, and Multi-Family Group.
  • Completes clinical documentation (H&P, notes, results, etc.) for IOP groups and daily patient check-ins accurately and in a timely manner of 24 hours.
  • Documents within the scope of practice all electronic medical record (EMR) meaningful use required fields in an effort to optimize utilization.
  • Provides mentoring in precepting Psych students; actively provides feedback and detailed description of areas.
  • Attends team, Psychiatry team, and case review meetings.
  • Accountable to follow all Infection Control standards and practices per MCHS policy & procedures to ensure safe patient care.
  • Provides education to patient/families on the continuing plan of care to include reviewing therapeutic follow up treatment plan; updates patient/families daily on Plan of Care (POC).
  • Provides continuous supervision, observation of behavioral health patients, and adheres to non-violent crisis intervention strategies (CPI).

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Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus

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Job Status

:Full Time

Joining a new organization can be daunting or overwhelming. But at Nicklaus, your colleagues make you feel welcomed. They taught me to celebrate our accomplishments and band together during challenging times. This is not easy to find in healthcare these days, so I’m grateful to have found an amazing place to work with people and leadership who have my well-being in mind.

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