Lead Clinician, Adult Ambulatory Psychiatry

NEW HAVEN, CT
Oct 10, 2019

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our
Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

 

SUMMARY
The Lead Clincian is a licensed clincian that has demonstrated expertise in the assessment and treatment of
patients in a variety of inpatient / outpatient psychiatric practice settings and is responsible for the day to day
operations for a particular program / location. The Lead Clinician possesses clinical leadership abilities and is
knowledgeable and skillful in communication and provides direect services to patients and families in the Yale New
Haven Hospital network. The scope of practice includes but is not limited to diagnostic assessment, coordination of
care, practice improvement, staff supervision, counseling, psychotherapy, brief treatment, behavior modification,
teaching and mental health consultation. The Lead Clinician will report to the Manager, Psychiatric Ambulatory
Services and work collaboratively with members of the health care team.

 

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran.

Responsibilities

  • 1. Clinical Practice
    • 1.1 Ensure all referrals, intakes, admissions, groups and other direct patient services are approriately managed each day. Demonstrate initiative and leadership in providing services that respond to patient care demands.
  • 2. Direct Patient Care
    • 2.1 Complete comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessments and treatment plans that are responsive to identified patient popluation.
  • 3. Consultation/Teaching
    • 3.1 Provide information, consultation and professional support to interdisciplinary team members. Oversee non-clinical staff.
  • 4. Accountability
    • 4.1 Ensure that the daily operations of the site / program are facilatated in accordance with YNHH policies and procedures, maintaining a safe and healing environment for patients.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Master's Degree in Social Work or Nursing from an accredited program.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Three years post licensure experience in a psychiatric or substance abuse treatment setting; at least one year in a leadership or supervisory role.

 

LICENSURE

 

Licensure Social Work or Nursing from the State of Connecticut.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Ability to perform independently and provide clinical practice in a health care setting; provide daily oversight to staff and participate in teaching within the department. Must have computer experience and knowledge of electronic medical record keeping, word processing, spreadsheet, and data entry systems.

 

Additional Information

Highly experienced LCSW with demonstrated supervisory experience and ability to perform independently and provide daily coordination and oversight of staff and program; experience providing comprehensive assessment, therapy and crisis management in an ambulatory behavioral healthcare setting with adults preferred; computer experience and knowledge of electronic medical record, word processing, spreadsheet, and data entry systems required.

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Job Info

Job: 13137

Department: General Acute IOP
Category: CLINICAL-OTHER
Sub Category: SOCIAL WORKER
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: D
Hours: 40

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