Mental Health Clinician

Job Summary

The Mental Health Clinician functions as an independent healthcare provider who, working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary health team, provides diagnostic assessment and treatment to adults, children, adolescents, and their families. Responsibilities include assessment/intake, treatment planning, individual and group therapy, case management, and related documentation. Emphasis will be placed on the provision of problem-focused, time-limited psychotherapy in conjunction with other mental health professionals. The Mental Health Clinician demonstrates an advanced level of clinical knowledge, communication and interdisciplinary collaboration, professionalism and systems-based practice. This role works with administrative, nursing, physician, and university faculty to assure safe, effective, quality patient care and to promote UW Health’s educational and research missions. The Mental Health Clinician will provide care within his/her scope of practice as outlined by applicable state law, licensing, regulations, institutional policy, and practice agreements.

Major Responsibilities

  1. Perform assessments to evaluate a variety of mental health and behavioral conditions to children, adolescents and adults.
  2. Develop an individualized, prescriptive treatment plans to fit the needs of each patient using appropriate diagnostic and patient placement criteria.
  3. Conduct individual, family, and group counseling, utilizing methods consistent with evidence based practice, using a brief, focal model of care when appropriate.
  4. Utilize outcome tools to determine patient progress.
  5. Coordinate patient care with primary care, other specialty providers, schools, and families via written and verbal communication.
  6. Arrange for appropriate care within the UW Health system or through outside providers as prescribed in policies and procedures.
  7. Ensure that each patient’s rights are protected and that they are provided with appropriate interventions based on ability to participate, cultural concerns, and diagnostic impression.
  8. Participate in Departmental activities such as clinical care conferences, M&M conferences, other QI activities; providing coverage for staff vacations and illness; sharing expertise and clinical impressions with team members and trainees; and attending staff meetings and trainings
  9. Maintain progress notes and other documentation required for the client medical record and utilization management within the timelines outlined by UW Health.
  10. Provide feedback in clinical and diagnostic matters to management staff.
  11. Participate in quality initiatives and utilization review activities as requested.

Job Requirements

Education – Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling

Work Experience – One (1) year of experience providing evidence-based treatments for a variety of mental health and behavioral diagnoses for children, adolescents and adults

Licenses & Certifications – Relevant license and/or certification or license/certification eligible as a Mental Health provider as required in the State of Wisconsin (i.e., Psychologist, Licensed
Professional Counselor-LPC, Licensed Clinical Social Worker-LCSW, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-LMFT)
• If In-Home Primary Care Program: Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities – Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent interviewing and assessment skills
• Strong ability to translate assessment information into treatment planning
• Demonstrated success in working with a culturally diverse patient population and
• Demonstrated ability in managing stress and crisis situations
• Knowledge of local, state and federal community resources available to patients

Organization: UW Health

Job Location: Madison, WI