The Outpatient Therapist Contractor will provide assessments and treatment to participants and their families at the outpatient clinic within the guidelines of State, County and Managed Care regulations.
1. Provides appropriate psychotherapy and treatment of participants in accordance to prior assessments, diagnosis and recovery plan. Treatment provided must be evidence based or evidence informed and be reflected clearly in recovery planning and therapeutic interventions.
2. Engages in ongoing assessments to determine the strengths and needs of the participant and incorporates into recovery plan.
3. Assures the inclusion of the participant, the participant’s family and significant others as active members of the treatment process.
4. Works with the participant and other service providers in determining the need for and developing a plan for the procurement of necessary family support services and/or special evaluations.
5. Develops with the participant, participant’s family and significant supports and other involved professionals, the procedures for a 24 hour crisis plan which is documented clearly in the medical record.
6. Collaborates with other involved professionals and agencies in order to provide unified services and continuity of care to the participants including case managers, dentists and primary care physicians.
7. Maintains clinical records utilizing Agency’s electronic medical records (EMR) system in accordance with Agency policies and procedures, state regulations and managed health care requirements.
8. Completes all documentation and paperwork in a timely fashion as required by Agency policies and/or as requested by supervisor. Concurrent or collaborative documentation is strongly encouraged. All required documentation must be completed within 24 hours after services have been delivered.
9. Attends consultation sessions as agreed upon with clinical supervisor.
10. Completes all mandatory trainings (in first 90 days and then on an annual basis) to maintain Community Behavioral Health (CBH) credentialing (see Special Conditions). Failure to do so will result in termination of this agreement and the ability to provide services to Agency participants.
11. Must participate in Interact’s Quality Improvement activities as requested including the participation in on-going outcomes oriented tasks.
12. Functions in full compliance with all policies and procedures, federal, state and local laws and Interact’s Code of Conduct. Must participate in Interact’s Compliance Program, including reporting suspected violations of the compliance program or applicable laws or regulations to immediate supervisor or Compliance Officer.
13. Other job related duties as needed.
14. Adheres to safe work practices.
1. Contractor will provide Administrative Assistant Coordinator and Clinical Supervisor with work schedule 4 weeks in advance. Failure to do so may result in contractor not being scheduled for billable events (i.e., intakes, individual sessions, etc). Any changes to schedule not noted on submitted schedule must be submitted to the Administrative Coordinator and Clinical Supervisor in a timely manner. Consistent inability to adhere to submitted schedule may result in termination of this agreement. Every effort must be made to not cancel and reschedule any previously scheduled appointment.
2. Front desk staff will schedule and manage contractor’s schedule according to Agency’s Attendance Policy. Available direct service slots will be filled by the Front Desk under the guidance of program supervisors.
3. At least 80% of the contractor’s time when he or she is scheduled for an office, must be available to be scheduled for billable activity
1. Contractor will be paid an agreed upon rate per hour for face-to-face billable services provided. This rate will not exceed 50% of the CBH individual therapy rate. As a result, the Agency agrees to provide office space and support services including administrative assistance, IT and office supplies.
2. Contractors will hand in invoices for services completed on a bi-weekly basis. All required paperwork, including progress notes and updated recovery plans must be completed before program supervisor will sign-off on invoices. Services provided under an outdated recovery plan may not be reimbursed. Invoices handed in 30 days after the completion of services must be approved by the program director.
1. Licensed or license-eligible behavioral health professional. If licensed eligible, contractor will attain clinical license in no more than 2 years.
2. Willingness and ability to provide therapeutic services in the outpatient clinic during clinic hours and to implement evidence based short-term treatment interventions\protocols.
3. Comfortable using WORD and Explorer and willingness to utilize EMR as directed.
4. Available to work 10 direct service hours or more per week.
5. Certified in CPR and First Aid or willingness to become certified within three months of signing this agreement.
6. Clearance in accordance with PA Acts 33, 80 & 74.
7. Proof of current professional liability insurance.
All contractors must attend the following orientations within the first 30 days of hire: Agency Orientation (3 hours), BHS Division Orientation (3 hours) and LWSI\EMR orientation (1 hour). Agency agrees to pay contractor the non-billable rate of $15/hour for time spent attending each orientation.
For every 10 hours of direct service billed per week, a contractor may bill for 1 extra hour of paperwork time at the non-billable rate.
All contractors must consult with their program supervisor face to face at least one time per month. This consultation will typically take place in a group format. Contractors will be paid the non-billable rate for monthly face to face consultations with program supervisor as described above.
CBH and Agency mandatory training topics to be completed (within the first 90 days of the signing of this agreement and then on an annual basis) are Compliance (Interact specific), Crisis Intervention and De-escalation, Cultural Diversity, Disaster Planning (Interact specific), Fire Safety (including use of a fire extinguisher), Universal Precautions, Suicide Assessment and 10 hours of additional training. Clinicians contracted to treat individuals with drug and/or alcohol concerns must meet addition training expectations required by Pennsylvania Department of Health (see program supervisor for details). Proof of completion (i.e., certificate of attendance, completed Interact training log) must be submitted to program\unit supervisor. Contractor will not be reimbursed for training time unless agreed to by Agency in writing prior to training.
Intercommunity Action, Inc. is an EO Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability
Interested candidates may forward their cover letter and resume to:
Intercommunity Action, Inc.
6012 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128
firstname.lastname@example.org (email preferred)