Clinician Associate

Job Number 52471
Posted 1/30/2018
Account Acadia Hospital
Department Adult Service - 3N
Location Acadia Hospital, ME 04402
Schedule Regular Full-time
Shift Day
Hours 7:30 - 4
Job Details Job Summary: The Clinical Associate is an integral member of the interdisciplinary team and works under the direction of the Senior Psychiatric Clinician. The Clinical Associate is responsible for the delivery of care coordination to patients, individually or in groups across the life span connecting patients to valuable outpatient resources in hopes of reducing recidivism. The CA functions for patients as the discharge planner, supportive counselor and educator, and performs case management activities. Additionally, the Associate uses critical thinking skills to assess and advocate for patients in order to develop an individualized treatment and aftercare plan. The plan identifies desired outcomes and the strategies and resources to be used in attaining the outcomes. The CA will meet on a scheduled basis for individual and/or group clinical supervision to identify progress toward goals and to ensure continuous competence of duties outlined below. Annual performance review will document professional goals. In addition to the job-related competencies listed below, the employee must possess the core competencies of self-management, reflective practice, collaboration, systems thinking, initiative, and flexibility. Performs any duties and/or responsibilities assigned by Manager or Supervisor for which qualified.

Education: Bachelor's Degree Human Services or related field, LSW or LSW eligible, MHRT/C strongly preferred. For every 2 years of experience, one year of education may be substituted if an individual has the MHRT/C.

Experience Required: Experience in hospital-based clinical treatment services preferred. Age-based competency in children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics, and disability-based competency for chemical dependency required.

Regulatory Requirements: Maintains patient confidentiality at all times. Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner in the community. Maintains regulatory requirements, including Joint Commission, Federal, and State. Complies with all organizational policies regarding the EMHS Code of Conduct and ethical business practices. Completes Healthstream Mandatory Education on a yearly basis. Attends all mandatory safety-related education programs. Follows safety procedures to prevent injury to self and others. Carries assigned keys and wears hospital ID badge at all times. Refrains from the abuse of chemicals.

Other Skills Required: Must possess good oral and written communication skills in the English language. Ability to be flexible and exercise independent judgment. Demonstrates collegial and multi-disciplinary relationships along the treatment continuum. Critical thinking, excellent time management and organization, cognitive flexibility, prioritize, multi-task, computer skills (Word, Excel, database, Outlook).

Physical Requirements: Visual acuity, color vision, hearing acuity, and tactile sensation are necessary to respond to patient response and requests. The ability to read and speak English, to communicate and document information. Must possess the manual dexterity and a degree of body strength and flexibility to respond to aggressive patient behavior. The ability to reach and stretch intermittently. Time may be spent sitting at a computer, collaborating with other healthcare team members. Standing and walking comprises some of the workday.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.