Aegis Therapies Behavioral Therapist in Maysville, Kentucky
Aegis Therapies® is one of the nation’s leading providers of rehabilitation and wellness services. We offer short-term and long-term therapy services in over 1,100 locations in 36 states.
Aegis specializes in providing services that adapt to each individual’s needs, using leading-edge technology and innovation to help restore strength and confidence after illness, injury or surgery. More importantly we help individuals return to the activities they love.
When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards while building your professional skills and reaching your most ambitious goals — whether in a home health setting, outpatient, occupational, physical or speech therapy, medially oriented gyms or office support.
Performs evaluations and develops effective behavioral change plans and patient education to manage behavioral health issues in accordance with federal, state and professional standards governing the treatment location.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Assesses the clinical status of patients to recognize and treat behavioral disorders and psychosocial problems including patients with chronic emotional or behavior problems
Monitors the site’s behavioral health program, identifying problems related to patient services and making recommendations for improvement; Designs and implements clinical pathways and protocols for treatment of selected mental and behavioral conditions
Assists in the detection of at-risk patients and development of plans to prevent further psychological or physical deterioration; Refers cases to mental health specialists or a licensed social worker as appropriate
Teaches patients, families and staff about care, prevention and treatment enhancement techniques
Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines. Records daily treatment charges per corporate procedures. Documentation will be completed using a company furnished device.
Participates in department meetings for the purposes of communicating patient interdisciplinary needs, physician communication or regulatory requirements.
Master’s degree in social work or related program or Ph.D. in psychology
Current state licensure as a licensed clinical social worker, licensed clinical professional counselor or licensed clinical psychologist
Minimum two (2) years experience behavioral health consultation
Ability to travel as needed
Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & BEHAVIORS
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, & PowerPoint) and ability to learn company or customer systems
Working knowledge of behavioral medicine and evidence-based treatments for medical and mental health conditions
Ability to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions
Ability to exercise balanced judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions, and to handle difficult or confrontational situations in a calm, consistent and equitable manner
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent problem-solving skills
Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient, employee and company proprietary information
Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with patients, families, and other employees at all levels
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS
Mobility, standing, pushing, pulling, reaching, bending, walking, heavy lifting, fine hand coordination, ability to hear, ability to read and write, ability to detect odors, and ability to remain calm under stress.
Hearing (corrected) adequate for oral/aural communication with patients, staff, family, visitors, etc.
Vision (corrected) adequate for reading.
Intelligible speech and normal language / cognitive skills.
Must be able to push patients in a wheelchair or stretchers.*
Lifting of patients*, equipment or supplies will be required up to 20 pounds frequently, up to 50 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds rarely.
Sitting, standing, and walking required throughout the day.
Job duties sometimes require climbing stairs, kneeling, twisting, bending; on occasion, crouching, crawling and reaching overhead.
Must be able to transfer patients.*
Must be able to demonstrate any appropriate exercise and activities to patients / caregivers.
Work in a fast-paced clinical environment.
Weekend and holiday work may be required.
Work environment is primarily indoors but occasionally outdoors.
Several task and job duties involve a risk of exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).
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