Licensed Therapist

  1. Nevada,MO
  2. Jul 07, 2018
  3. Healthcare : General Healthcare

1500 West Ashland Street - Nevada, Missouri, 64772

Heartland Behavioral Health Services is hiring for a Licensed Therapist job in Nevada,MO

Heartland Behavioral Health Services is hiring for a Licensed Therapist job in Nevada,MO

Licensed Therapist  209125

Provides individual, family and group psychotherapy to patients/residents (child and adolescents)   and their families. Demonstrate the ability to practice independently as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP). Part of the interdisciplinary team, participating in treatment team meetings. Completes psychosocial histories and aids in discharge planning.

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the largest and most respected hospital management companies in the nation. Heartland is a subsidiary of UHS.

Standard 1 – Job Tasks & Knowledge-Completes position responsibilities by following established guidelines & protocols within the appropriate timeframes. Performs job functions at an acceptable level.

  • Maintain adequate documentation in a medical record for all clinical intervention. Adhere to policy and procedure regarding documentation and billing practices.
  • Completes group therapy, individual and family therapy sessions as assigned.
  • Demonstrates an ability to practice effectively, independently and has specialized training in an area of interest or is in the process of acquiring training.
  • Assists with discharge planning on all assigned cases from time of admission.
  • Performs group therapy, family therapy and individual therapy. Facilitates the therapeutic milieu on the treatment unit.
  • Provides continuity of informational contact with patients/residents family, guardian, and referral source throughout the course of treatment.
  • Maintains open line of communication and professional working relationship with all the hospital staff.
  • Represents Clinical Department by attending and participating in disciplinary treatment team meeting.
  • 1Participates in individual continuing educational activities; attends professional workshops and seminars; actively participates in clinical supervision.
  • Completes documentation within specified timeframe, i.e., progress notes, treatment plans, discharge and aftercare forms, etc.

Standard 2 – Facility/Department Policies/Procedures-Adheres to established hospital and department guidelines and protocols.

  • Increase knowledge base via participation in in-service attendance, staff meeting and performance appraisal system.
  • Follows all other facility and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Channels concerns appropriately, deals with conflict appropriately and privately.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient and employee information in verbal, written and electronic information.

Standard 3 – Education/Development & Initiative-Maintains education and development appropriate for position.

  • Able to communicate with other staff, visitors, and patient/residents with compassion and courtesy.
  • Reports to work on time, follows procedures for reporting absences. No more than six absences per year.
  • Participates and maintains facility safety standards and culture.
  •  Attends department meetings on a regular basis.
  • Attends department inservice programs and ongoing education to improve job performance.
  • Completes all orientation and annual requirements according to hospital policy.

Standard 4 – Communication, Interpersonal Skills and Service Excellence-Demonstrates good skills in all forms of communication. Works well with others in a spirit of teamwork and cooperation. Shows awareness of differences. Supports hospital mission, vision and values.

  • Is committed to the standards reflected by the Statement of Ethics and strictly follows the ideas and beliefs set forth by the Corporate Compliance Policy. Follows Service Excellence standards:
  •       a) Treats everyone as a Guest.
  •       b) Demonstrates Professionalism & Excellence in the things they do.
  •       c) Practices teamwork and always presents with a positive attitude.
  • Badges or documents time worked according to organization/department policy.
  • Demonstrates an appreciation of cost factors in the routine performance of duties; maximizes cost efficiency.
  • Supports and participates in the organizations continuous quality improvement programs.


  • Knowledge of the professional principles, practices and techniques of psychotherapy as they apply to patients/residents undergoing psychiatric treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Experience in  Trauma Informed Care
  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in psychology, social work or counseling and working toward licensure.
  • Licensure from the State of Missouri to practice independently as a clinician in stated field, i.e., LCSW, LPC Psy.D. Ph.D., or under a state approved supervision plan, or under supervision of a licensed therapist within the facility.
  • Two years experience in psychiatric inpatient setting preferred, practicum/internships within a mental health setting

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About Us

We are about the quality treatment of children at Heartland Behavioral Health Services. We believe in returning children to families or the community as quickly as possible. A big institution isn’t the ideal place for kids, but Heartland is a safe, positive environment where they can receive the treatment they need. We offer services and specialty programs that other residential programs do not. Our focus is to change the lives of children and families.

More Than 100 Years of Caring for Kids

Since its original construction in 1889, our facility in Nevada, Mo., has been dedicated to caring for children. Originally built by the Christian Church as a university, Franciscan nuns purchased the building sight unseen for $10,000 in 1892.

A Labor of Love

The sisters arrived in Nevada on Sept. 3, 1893, and opened a day school when a man named Hogan was unable to care for his children due to the death of his wife. Hogan approached the sisters to take in his children. These were the first of many children raised at what was soon to become St. Francis Orphanage.

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