Clinical Therapist - Suicide Prevention IOP Job

Children's Health - Psychiatry Careers

Job Number: 50924

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 2-23-2017


Position Summary

This position provides therapeutic services within two programs in Psychiatry.

  1. Adult Transition Program: Outpatient Psychiatry

This position specializes in providing skill based treatment to older adolescents/emerging adults transitioning into adult based care. The position includes development and facilitation of an adult transition program within Children’s Health Outpatient Psychiatry. The program will provide a group therapy environment for adolescents to learn skills needed for a successful adulthood while maintaining mental health treatment in adult psychiatric care. The position will provide education and support to adolescents and their parents by providing group therapy, parent education, care coordination, and follow up contact.

  1. Rapid Access Clinic: Emergency Department Liaison

This position is a liaison that specializes in providing suicide prevention strategies beginning in the Emergency Room in order to provide earlier intervention to high risk adolescents. This position will provide a “bridge” between the Suicide Prevention and Resilience Program and the Emergency Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Requires in-depth professional knowledge and practical/applied expertise in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines within the broader professional field
  • Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; demonstrates awareness of the industry, including regulatory, evolving customer demands, and the factors that differentiate the organization in the market
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead projects with manageable risks and resource requirements
  • Solves complex problems and takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information
  • Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies
  • Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies
  • Works independently, receives minimal guidance
  • Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide evaluation and treatment services to patients and families with complex psychosocial needs; provide crisis intervention and emergency services as needed.
  • Case management and disposition arrangements.
  • Contribute to program development.
  • Maintain fiscal accountability and apply problem solving skills that demonstrate responsibility for generating allocated billable and/or patient contact hours.
  • Contribute to the teaching mission of the hospital by working with trainees as co-therapists, and participating in didactics on topics of own expertise.
  • Work with the team or directly determines whether the patient's benefits provide coverage for services and communicates this information back to the families and the team.



  • Graduate or professional work or advanced degree; or equivalent experience - required

Licenses and Certifications

  • License at Master's level (i.e., LPC, LMFT, LPT, LCSW or equivalent) – required
  • Initial Pediatric Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behaviors (PPMAB) training must be completed within 60 days of hire and renewed annually.
  • Basic Life Support – Health care provider course (BLS) certification must be completed within 60 days of hire and renewed every 2 years.


  • Minimum 1-2 years of job related experience – required
  • Minimum 3-5 years of job related experience - preferred

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures. Must possess the ability to interact effectively with peers, medical staff, patients/families, community groups, schools and other customers in a manner that represents Children’s positively.
  • Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions. Must possess efficient time management skills, effective organizational skills and appropriate attention to detail; effective follow-through, and commitment to excellence.
  • Meet patient and patient family needs; take responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; use appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence. Must possess the ability to function on an interdisciplinary treatment team.
  • Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs. Must possess the ability to maintain regular, reliable and punctual attendance.
  • Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences
  • Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.
  • Deal effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.
  • Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
  • Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  • Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.
  • Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.

Physical Demands

  • Sedentary - Exerting up to 10lbs. occasionally or negligible weights frequently; sitting most of the time.

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