Mental Health Therapist
Company: Kaiser Permanente
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Provides mental health assessment, diagnosis, treatment and
crisis intervention services for adult and/or child members who
present themselves from psychiatric evaluation with a broad range
of mental health needs. Collaborates with treating physician,
psychiatric and allied health professional team to plan and direct
each individual members treatment program.
- Develops, implements, coordinates, and evaluates clinical
treatment programs for the diagnosis, treatment, and/or referral of
Health Plan members with acute or chronic mental illness.
Participates in staff conferences to select, plan, and evaluate
treatment programs. Provides outpatient psychotherapy to
individuals, couples, families and groups.
- Instructs and counsels patients and their families regarding
compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens and adherence to
prescribed medication regimens, within the scope of practice. May
administer specialized therapeutic procedures, as appropriate.
Provides appropriate support to member's family. May develop and
conducts psychoeducational classes and groups.
- Prepares intake summaries, treatment plans, and case summaries
and maintains ongoing confidential records. Charts member's
treatment and progress in accord with state and NCQA regulations
and in keeping with accepted community standards. May be required
to participate in the department on-call rotation.
- Collaborates with physicians in screening and evaluating
patients for psychotropic medications, within the scope of
practice. Utilizes resources of public and private agencies and
community organizations to meet the needs of the member's
treatment. May develop, implements, and evaluates behavioral
medicine and health psychology programs in a variety of settings,
including primary care. Provides consultation to other care
providers and health educators on matters relating to mental
health, health psychology and behavioral medicine.
- May supervise Post Master's Fellows, Associate Clinical Social
Workers, Associate Marriage Family Therapists or Associate
Professional Clinical Counselors as needed if supervision course is
- May provide appropriate support to member's family, including
explanation of treatment, instructions in how to support treatment
and interventions to increase acceptance of and adherence to
treatment, at member's request.
- Utilizes resources of public and private agencies and community
organizations to meet the needs of the member's treatment to
include referral of the member and/or member's family to external
resources, as appropriate. Participates in departmental program
development, implementation and evaluation.
- Reports safety concerns to mandated reporting agencies.
Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Fremont , Mental Health Therapist, Other , Fremont, California
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