Job Description

Extended Job Title
Sr. Mental Health Clinician (Psychiatry/Alberta)

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
This a responsible professional Position with limited administrative and supervisory duties at the unit level. Specific duties include testing, psychological evaluation and diagnostic services as well as counseling assigned patient caseload. This position functions under the supervision of a higher level licensed psychologist, but the individual has full professional responsibility for higher actions and advice.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 50%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Provides counseling with individuals, couples and families, and crisis intervention presenting with a wide range of psychiatric, medical, emotional, behavioral, and psychosocial concerns
  • Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with patients
  • Collaborates with other interdisciplinary treatment team members to support patient care
  • Possess a working knowledge and experience in use of mental health diagnoses and treatment procedures
  • Ensures timely documentation in the electronic medical record (EMR) and completes assessment and treatment plans
  • Obtain all necessary authorization to provide services. 100% of all services will have proper  uthorization on file
  • Performs all other related duties, within the scope of practice, on an as needed basis or as required by Supervisor
  • Employee Is responsible for performing all other relates duties, as assigned
  • Standard of Expected Performance: Must adhere to deadline and criteria given by the person assigning the task to ensure completion of such: No more than 2 complaints annually regarding poor service
  • Communication: Communicates respectfully with team members and supervisor in a timely manner utilizing direct, complete, and adequate information. Communicates with outside social service and government agencies in a professional manner, upholding and adhering to privacy standards on behalf of the patients.  Communicates effectively and productively with patients' family members as needed and permitted based on current policies. When problems arise they are addressed directly with the person(s) involved or speaks with their supervisor exclusively
  • Receives and is open to constructive feedback. Seeks feedback from others to improve clinical practice and safety. As evidenced by expressed, demonstrated and written evidence of direct, respectful, complete and adequate communication with colleagues and supervisors. And as evidenced by direct problem resolution with supervisors and colleagues and constructive response to feedback from supervisor and colleagues regarding safety, clinical and organizational
  • Coordinates and maintains filing / record keeping systems. Files and or records are easily accessed and in organized for easy retrieval of information. Uses TTUHSC EMR for record keeping.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • Licensed Professional Counselors(LPC), LPC-Associate, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or related
  • Knowledge of current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of Mental Disorders
  • Ability to formulate treatment goals and apply appropriate clinical interventions using professional counseling practices
  • Basic knowledge of professional counseling practice with emphasis on human development principles through cognitive, affective, behavioral or systemic interventions, and strategies that address high risk behaviors, wellness, personal growth, and career development across the life span
  • Basic skill in the use of computer software applications for drafting documents, data management, maintaining accurate, timely and thorough clinical documentation and delivery of services, such as Telehealth
  • Knowledge and understanding of existing relevant statutes, case laws, ethical codes, and regulations affecting professional practice of counseling
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people from varied backgrounds The Applicant must be capable of working on several tasks simultaneously and does so according to designated time frames and level of importance
  • The Applicant must have a strong work ethic and follow ethical guidelines. Individual casework practice, crisis intervention, information and referral, case management and interviewing.

HSC - El Paso

Psychiatry Dept Elp Genl

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV, Transcript

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Business Professionals


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in psychology or a related field from an accredited college or university OR Doctoral intern student enrolled in an accredited psychology graduate program
  • 2 years experience

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