Clinician Job Description

Clinician Job Description

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Clinician provides insight & knowledge of insurance programs, processes and able to obtain authorizations as needed.

Clinician Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective clinician job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included clinician job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provide clinical supervision hours towards licensure for some clinicians
Perform administrative and clinical duties
Provides group therapy to clients as requested in conjunction with other school-based staff
Works with staff/family as requested to develop daily programming that will meet each client's clinical needs
Assesses and evaluates clients in conjunction with other school staff at regular intervals
Provides clinical consultation as requested to others in the school environment to enhance educational outcomes for the client
Provides family therapy as requested and develops and implements family education programs
Documents all therapy sessions, treatment team meetings, collateral and family contacts in a complete, legible and clinically informative manner
Maintains productivity standards as set forth by Clinical Supervisor
Continuous self-development and community outreach

Clinician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Clinician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, CPI, BLS, LSW, LCSW, SOCRA, ACRP, ACLS, PALS, CSPDS

Education for Clinician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the clinician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Collage Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, Counseling, Human Services, Education, Health, Science, Master of Arts, Communication

Skills for Clinician

Desired skills for clinician include:

Performance improvement tools and techniques
Persistent mental illness and basic medical and psychiatric terminology
Insurance programs
Processes and able to obtain authorizations as needed
Mental health laws
Inclusion criteria/protocols for current research programs
Families
Psychotropic medications and their uses and side effects
Medical terminology
Ability to teach patients

Desired experience for clinician includes:

Maintains professional licensure and affiliations
Assists in providing an atmosphere where the clients' needs for safety, security, and consistency are addressed within a warm and caring environment
Satisfies all required trainings and completes Healthstream Mandatory Education on a yearly basis
Wears hospital ID badge at all times
One of the following is required for Qualified Developmental Services Professional assignments in the Dept
Based on assignment, travel may be required

Clinician Examples

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Clinician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a clinician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for clinician
  • Responds to crisis calls from the community with accurate telephone assessment and triage to the most appropriate resource for further evaluation or follow-up
  • Documents crisis calls in accordance with Access Center policy and procedures
  • Receives referrals for direct admission from other facilities or for transfers from the inpatient units within Norwood Hospital
  • Reviews all clinical aspects of each potential admission with the psychiatric attending physician
  • Identifies patients who are appropriate for outpatient treatment and coordinates a referral to the appropriate outpatient service
  • Provides accurate information and referrals to all callers making inquiries regarding available psychiatric services in the hospital or community
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively engage and support patients in the process of obtaining treatment
  • Follows department policies and procedures with regard to medical clearance for all admissions
  • Communicates collaboratively with the staffs of the Dept
  • Checks insurance eligibility
Qualifications for clinician
  • Coordinates patient referrals from the Emergency Department with external crisis vendors to ensure timely evaluation and referral
  • Coordinates the psychiatric consultation activities by receipt of, documentation of, and notification of requested psychiatric consults from the NW medical staff
  • Provides follow-up to referring agencies, outpatient treaters, and family members when appropriate and in accordance with the policies of Norwood Hospital and the Dept
  • Crisis Evaluation/Substance Abuse Consultation
  • Provides a thorough clinical evaluation utilizing DSM IV criteria to reach an accurate diagnosis
  • Establishes a treatment plan through an analysis of the clinical data and symptoms and through consultation with outpatient providers, managed care representatives, and other relevant collateral contacts
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Clinician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of clinician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for clinician
  • Maintains responsibility for case coordination until the patient is transferred to another level of care or is discharged
  • Understands the progression of addictive illness and the process of recovery
  • Educates the patient regarding the progression of addictive illness and the process of recovery
  • Coordinates a referral to the appropriate inpatient, outpatient, or self-help resources
  • Documents evaluation, admission, and discharge instructions on approved hospital forms and ensures compliance with NW documentation procedures
  • Provides appropriate documentation to the patient and other care providers
  • Determines the related needs of significant others and provides appropriate information, consultation, and referral to outpatient services or self-help as indicated
  • Communicates facts, ideas, and other information clearly in both written and verbal form
  • Professional Approach to Job Performance
  • Maintains regular work attendance and starts work at scheduled time
Qualifications for clinician
  • Prioritizes patient care to complete assignments in a timely manner
  • Accepts accountability for own practice and development
  • Identifies and evaluates professional goals on a yearly basis and fulfills professional goals within established time frames
  • Demonstrates initiative for self-directed professional growth and continued competence
  • Actively participates in hospital committees when needed
  • Communicates through appropriate lines of authority within the organizational structure
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Clinician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of clinician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for clinician
  • Conducts activities in a calm, controlled, organized and purposeful manner
  • Actively seeks out and participates in clinical supervision to facilitate improved skills
  • Is supportive of others and provides help and assistance when needed
  • Determine eligibility for admission by verifying insurance
  • Determine the appropriateness for admission or referral and schedule an appointment for initial evaluation
  • Identifies patients who are appropriate for Intensive Outpatient Treatment and makes referral
  • Demonstrates knowledge of DSM V and utilized the diagnosis to assist in establishing the most appropriate type of care and ASAM criteria
  • Communicates with inpatient department to identify census and discharges along with pertinent information and with Evaluation Department to inform them of admission
  • Reviews patient status with physician or other health care professionals when medical or psychiatric concerns exist
  • Documents all required information to process patients with insurance reviewers including when insurances precertification is required with appropriate contact information
Qualifications for clinician
  • Documents if a patients has a primary care physician and phone number
  • Documentation ensures compliance with court, insurance, accreditation, regulations, and hospital policies
  • Registers patients in Meditech system
  • Documents admission, instructions on approved hospital forms and ensures compliance with NW documentation procedures
  • Use of personal computer, computer applications, and general office equipment
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Orthotics & Prosthetics or Certificate in Orthotics from Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited college or university is required
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Clinician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of clinician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for clinician
  • Performs individual and group therapy under the direction of the clinical director
  • Analyzes and interprets client records, behavior, progress, and treatment plans in relationship with treatment services
  • Conducts client file reviews in a timely manner to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Confers with judges, probation officers, police, social service agencies, and community groups to assist with interpreting the facility goals and objectives and developing cooperative working relationships
  • Participates in Multi-Disciplinary Treatment team meetings (MDT’s) regarding client behavior, diagnosis, and progress as a member of the treatment planning team
  • Interacts closely with school staff members to ensure overall treatment goals and educational outcomes are accomplished
  • Conducts in-service training and clinical consultations assisting with regulatory compliance
  • Serves as liaison with external contacts such as probation officers, family members, and other interested parties
  • Interprets programmatic treatment needs for staff members and assists with providing and implementing the integrated services
  • Assumes responsibility for specified areas of service such as client follow-up, group therapy sessions, family therapy services, and
Qualifications for clinician
  • Assumes supervisory role in the absence of a supervisor based upon program/facility requirements and licensure
  • Assists in the development and implementation of the clinical program, which includes individual/group counseling and scheduled daily programmatic activities
  • Ensures all documentation is completed in a timely manner and meets regulatory compliance
  • Represents the program/facility at judicial hearings
  • Ensures that goals and objectives from clients’ individualized treatment plans are being addressed
  • Works closely with clinical director, case managers, treatment supervisors, senior treatment supervisors and education department to ensure that all youth involved in work program fulfill restitution, and court costs and fines obligations
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Clinician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of clinician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for clinician
  • Participates in developing an effective team, directs and supports employees and co-workers, and provides feedback and mentoring
  • Implements and mentors employees regarding Youth Services policies on professional expectations, code of conduct and other practices and procedures, serves as a role model for clients and employees and supports the company’s mission, goals and objectives
  • Conducts expectations calls with newly contracted providers and trains them on the use of the scheduling software program
  • Ensures facility orientation sessions are scheduled in a timely manner
  • Performs scheduling system maintenance including input of preferences and shift edits, as needed
  • Publishes schedules via scheduling program while maintaining a focus on long term goal of 60 days advance notice for providers
  • Fills open shifts whenever indicated in conjunction with leadership
  • Enters approved bonuses into designated forms, if needed with appropriate documentation in order to alert payroll of extra shift pay
  • Conduct initial/ongoing assessments to meet the needs of the individual
  • Complete monthly/quarterly progress notes attend monthly/quarterly/PRN meetings to discuss individual’s progress
Qualifications for clinician
  • Training and experience with risk assessment and crisis intervention strategies
  • Current Colorado psychologist, professional counselor, or clinical social worker license, or marriage and family therapy license (MFT)
  • 2-3 years clinical experience post licensure
  • 2nd level EMDR training
  • Training and experience with psychological assessments
  • Knowledge and experience on the assessment and treatment of eating disorders, and addictions

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