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Psychotherapist - Karen Mens Recovery Program

Overview
At HealthEast, our patients are our neighbors and we are dedicated to their, and our, optimal health and well-being. We are guided by our faith-based heritage, a call to healing that respects the dignity and culture of every person. We empower our patients with user-friendly access to their health information, dependable service, and affordable, high-quality care.
We put new, more efficient models of care into practice, allowing our 7,500 employees and 850 physicians to focus on what's important: providing compassionate health care that puts the patient and their needs first. With 14 clinics, home care, a medical transportation center, and four hospitals - Bethesda Hospital, St. John's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and Woodwinds Health Campus - we provide excellent family health and specialization, including primary, maternity, orthopaedics and post-acute care.
Responsibilities/Job Description
Assesses and treats the behavioral, psychological, social, spiritual, and emotional aspects of patients' needs. Responsible for providing individual and group therapy and chemical dependency treatment at HealthEast Roselawn Clinic to ensure the provision of individualized treatment and quality mental health and chemical dependency services for Karen refugees from Burma.
Completes comprehensive, culturally-relevant, trauma-informed diagnostic assessments to diagnose, identify needs, and establish initial goals
Completes documentation that includes all required elements as defined by DHS and incorporates information from collateral sources
Incorporates information from available collateral resources when developing plan of care
Completes documentation that includes all required elements as defined by DHS Completes timely and accurate documentation of patient encounters per DHS and HE compliance requirements
Based on the diagnostic assessment develops a comprehensive treatment plan that includes measurable goals and objectives which is updated the every 3 months or as needed
Assists clients/families in adjusting to and decreasing symptoms of mental illness and chemical dependency following the treatment plan???
Makes and communicates care recommendations and determines level of care to patients, physicians, nursing staff and other involved parties
Facilitates completion of the plan of care in consultation and collaboration with emergency department staff
Provides individual and group therapy and chemical dependency for Karen refugees from Burma
Completes ongoing consultation with primary care physicians and KCDC staff, and communicates with patient families to ensure understanding of treatment recommendations and anticipated disposition???
Assists client/family in utilizing relevant and appropriate community resources???
Maintains contact with community agencies to promote the exchange of information to facilitate use of these services on behalf of clients
Actively participates with a team in the development of culturally-specific MI/CD treatment and other community support programs
Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards
Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements
Performs other responsibilities as needed/assigned
Qualifications
Master's degree in Social Work required
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) from the MN Board of Social Work preferred
Minimum of 1-2 years experience providing mental health services (individual and group) to refugees
Experience working with interpreters
Experience working with refugees from Burma
Individual and group therapy skills
Knowledge of chemical dependency treatment
Skills in working cross-culturally and with interpreters
Analytical Thinking: Ability to Identify issues, obtain relevant information, relate and compare data from different sources, and identify alternative solutions
Assessment, Planning, Evaluation: Collects and analyses pertinent data and/or clinical findings
Incorporates clinical findings and scientific evidence in the development, coordination and implementation of an individualized plan of care to achieve desired outcomes
Evaluates progress towards goals and outcomes identifying opportunities for improvement and change
Attention to Detail: Achieves thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task
Critical Thinking: Gathers and integrates critical information, recognizing and addressing underlying assumptions of others, to arrive at effective solutions
Breaks down problems into simple tasks or activities
Analyzes relationships among several parts of a situation
Decision Making: Makes timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints and risks
Evidence Based Practice: Evaluates and/or assists in the evaluation of practice in relation to existing evidence identifying opportunities for the generation and use of research
Interpersonal Communication: Skilled in developing effective rapport with customers, co-workers, or families, actively listening to develop a positive connection
Learning Agility: Learns quickly when facing new problems, open to change, analyzes both successes and failures for slues to improvement, experiments and willing to try new things to find solutions
Enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks
Quickly grasps the essence and underlying structure of anything
Multi-Cultural Communication: Ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures
Cultural competence comprises four components: (a) Awareness of one's own cultural worldview, (b) Attitude towards cultural differences, (c) Knowledge of different cultural practices and worldviews, and (d) cross-cultural skills
Office Skills: Knowledge and application of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, and other office procedures and terminology
Patient Care Delivery: Observes and collects pertinent data and/or clinical findings to enhance patient outcomes
Patient Education: Provides patient educational information appropriate to the developmental level, learning needs, readiness, cultural values, and beliefs of patients and families
Patient Safety: Demonstrates practices that support safety with recognition of variations in populations served, preventing harm to patients, families, employees, and themselves
Planning: The process of setting goals, developing strategies, and outlining tasks and schedules to accomplish the goals
Professional Practice: Demonstrates behavior consistent with the standards, scope of practice, ethics, and characteristics of a licensed professional
Records Management: Knowledge of appropriate data collection policy and procedures, filing systems, data management systems, and programs
Ability to compile, assimilate, organize, and store printed and electronic information
System/Process Thinking: Is dedicated to providing organization common systems for designing and measuring work processes
Is committed to continuous improvement through empowerment and management by data, is open to suggestions and experimentation
Creates a learning environment leading to the most efficient and effective work processes
Team/Relationship Management: Partners with teams effectively to maximize performance, utilizing communication skills, facilitation skills, and knowledge of team dynamics and adapting to change
Time and project management: uses his/her time efficiently, accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects, breaks down work into processes, develops schedules and tasks, anticipates and adjusts for problems
Strong attention to details
Treatment Planning: Identifies expected outcomes and develops individualized treatment plan of care
Written Communication: Ability to organize and express information and ideas in written form to individuals as well as groups
Construct messages that are clear and convincing


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