Lead Clinician - Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center/HCPC at UTHealth Houston
Lead Clinician - Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center/HCPC at UTHealth Houston
Location: Houston, Texas
Category: Clinical Professionals
UTHealth Houston Behavioral Sciences Campus
Requisition #: 240000DQ
What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.
Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:
100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees
Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)
The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!
Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)
Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!
We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…
Free financial and legal counseling
Free mental health counseling services
Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs
Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.
Resources for child and elder care
Plus many more!
Join a growing team! With the opening of Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center/HCPC at UTHealth Houston , we will soon have the largest academic psychiatric hospital in the country, serving the region with an 500+ bed facility. Our dedicated health care employees will have the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of mental health specialties and cutting-edge research. With exposure to a variety of specialties such as Acute, Subacute, and Intensive Outpatient, Continuum of Care, Mood Disorders, ECT, Early Onset Treatment , Adult General Psychiatry, Competency Restoration, Child and Adolescent, Juvenile Justice, Geriatric Psychiatry, Treatment Mall and Unit-Based Programming.
This dedicated team will work in an integrated campus to bring world class resources to the community. Apply today to be a part of this committed team serving the mental health needs of the area.
Manages and oversees staff, units and overall quality of mental health services in assigned areas. In coordination with the Director of Social Services, defines and establishes goals for all assigned areas.
Location: Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center/HCPC at UTHealth Houston
Dept.: BSC Programming
Position Key Accountabilities:
Directs clinical supervision and training of all clinicians, social workers and interns in assigned areas.
Conducts chart audits in order to identify deficient documentation and provide performance training that will help the staff avoid deficiencies moving forward.
Conduct peer reviews with clinicians and social workers to troubleshoot complex cases.
Monitors timeliness of assigned staff members required assessments, treatment plans, discharge plans, and any other required services in order to meet the standards of the Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies.
Manages Human Resources activities for direct reports in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.
Manages staffing and ensures coverage for assigned areas. Tracks time and attendance for assigned staff.
Provides indirect services to patients by acting as an advocate for the patient/family with the treatment team development through consultations with assigned staff or as needed for coverage.
Provides consultation and coverage for direct services to patients including: psychosocial assessment, discharge planning, and treatment that includes: group and family therapy, crisis intervention and treatment planning development.
Provides consultation and coverage for oversight of patient’s care, progress in treatment, and progress toward discharge in order to prevent both the over-utilization and the under-utilization of inpatient treatment services.
Works with a multidisciplinary treatment team to develop an individualized treatment plan, and a safe and appropriate discharge plan that will support patient’s ongoing outpatient treatment.
Consults with assigned staff as needed to assess the psychosocial functioning of patients at admission and throughout the treatment program; conducts interviews with patients and significant others to determine assets as well as challenges to optimal patient functioning both while in the program and upon discharge to a lesser restrictive level of care. May perform these duties directly as needed for staff coverage.
Refers patients and family to community resources to assist with patient’s outpatient needs.
Consults with assigned staff when applying for court ordered mental health services for patients unable or unwilling to consent to treatment deemed necessary to protect the life of the patient or others. Presents to the Probate Court, both in writing and in oral testimony, reports of the specific patients behaviors prompting the request for involuntary admissions for services in conjunction with assigned staff or as needed for coverage.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Current license from the Texas Board of Social Work Examiners to practice as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
Master’s degree in a behavioral science.
Five (5) years of experience in a mental health setting, to include two years in case management.
Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
Military occupations that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include but are not limited to: 0925, 46N1D, 46N1E, 46N1F, 46N1G, 46N1J, 46N1R, 46N3D, 46N3E, 46N3F, 46N3G, 46N3,46N3J, 46N3R, 46N4D, 46N4E, 46N4F, 46N4G, 46N4J, 46N4R, 46NXD, 46NXE, 46NXF, 46NXG, 46NXJ, 46NXR, 46NX.
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Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.
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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.
UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.
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In addition, all UTHealthHoustonemployees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.
Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.