Job Details

Counselor- Psychiatry- General Adult Psychiatry

Job Number: 529703
Categories: Professional
Dallas, TX

Department: Gnrl Adult Psych Clnc Prof
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable 

Experience and Education

Masters in LSW or Masters LPC and no experience required.  Current Texas (or BNE Compact State) license and BCLS required.

Job Duties

1.  Performs and documents psychosocial, and emotional assessments.  Takes all assessments into consideration age specific criteria.
2.  Anticipates patients and/or patient's family needs and expectations and utilizes these in conjunction with assessment to develop appropriate plan of care for patient.  Utilizes critical thinking skills in planning and prioritizing patient care.  Maintains and utilizes competencies per unit expectation.
3.  Identifies and implements psychological interventions based on completed assessment.  Completes documentation of these interventions.  Coordinates interdisciplinary plan of care.  Confers with all members of health care team, sharing information and observations of patient and/or patient's family.
4.  Prioritizes nursing interventions based upon completed assessment.  Identifies changes in condition as evidenced by nursing assessment, labs, x-rays, etc.  Reports changes, takes follow up action.
5.  Assists Emergency Room staff in evaluation and stabilization of psychiatric patients.  Facilitates transfer process to appropriate facility.
6.  Assesses need for admission for psychiatric problems.
7.  Provides answers and/or education to patient's and/or patient's families.  Completes accurate and timely documentation of all education provided.  Obtains feedback and evaluation of understanding from patient and/or family.  Demonstrates effective communication with children, adolescents, adults and older adults.
8.  Welcomes and orients patient and/or family to unit.  Encourages patient and family participation in care.  Reviews plan of care with patient and/or family.
9.  Reports errors promptly and takes appropriate follow-up action to rectify error.  Provides supervision of and direction to support personnel.  Delegates duties appropriately and within legal parameters.
10.  Serves as patient and/or family advocate.  Responds to patient's and/or patient's family's complaints and reports them to Clinical Nurse Manager or their designee.  Utilizes chain of command to resolve patient, operational, or personal work related problems.
11.  Participates in performance improvement activities as directed.  Attends at least 80% of scheduled staff meetings and 100% of mandatory educational sessions.
12.Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions:  a) Directly interacting with or caring for patients; b) Directly interacting with or caring for human-subjects research participants; c) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting patient records (including patient financial records); or d) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting human-subjects research records.

**Other Duties:  Performs other duties as assigned. 

General Responsibilities.

Mental Health Experience required

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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