The Marriage and Family Therapist evaluates and treats patients with appropriate supervision within the scope of care in a manner that is cost-effective and appropriate to the patient's diagnosis, age and culture. Completes all documentation to meet regulatory and financial requirements. Provides cooperative and courteous services to internal and external customers as part of Sharp HealthCare's commitment to customer satisfaction. Promotes constructive working relationships and works effectively as a part of the team to facilitate its ability to meet its goals and objectives. Performs duties as necessary for efficient departmental functioning and optimal patient care delivery. Identifies own needs for skills training and practice opportunities and demonstrates initiative in taking classes or attending programs related to work area and may contribute to professional development/education of staff members, other professionals and/or general public. Models professional behavior by being a member of local, state, and/or national psychological organizations.
Adult Outpatient Services is a highly intensive treatment program that treats older adults experiencing depression and anxiety and other mental health issues. The program offers a support therapeutic setting for patients experiencing significant disruption in daily living and takes a short term, group-oriented, modified cognitive-behavior approach.
As the largest behavioral health care provider in San Diego with 149 beds, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital provides a full range of programs to people of all ages including children, adolescents, adults and seniors challenged by depression, substance abuse or serious mental illness. The hospital’s robust Clinical Research Program has conducted more than 250 clinical trials of investigational medications since its inception in 1963, providing new options and hope for people with mental illness.
Sharp Mesa Vista provides inpatient care and offer outpatient programs throughout the community.
This position will float between the following outpatient locations: El Cajon, Mid City Satellite (near SDSU) and Sharp Mesa Vista (Serra Mesa), San Diego County
Day shift: 8:00 am - 2:30 pm; no weekends
This is a Per Diem position
Required Skills and Qualifications
- Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work or Psychology from an accredited graduate program
- Current unencumbered State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist (LMFT)
- Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers issued by the American Heart Association
- One year of experience in a behavioral health setting
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
- Three years of experience in a behavioral health setting
- Experience treating patients struggling with thought disorders
- Experience in an intensive outpatient mental health setting
- Acute/psychiatric hospital experience, discharge planning/case management experience
Physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.
Sharp HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.
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