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Penn State Health Specialist Clinical Counselor - Psychiatry in Hershey, Pennsylvania

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Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.00

Shift: Day

Hours: 8:00a - 4:30p


The Academic Practice Division of Penn State Health Medical Group is seeking a full-time, clinically licensed therapist (e.g., LCSW) to provide behavioral health services (i.e., both evaluation and treatment services) to the solid organ transplant patient population, including kidney, liver, heart, as well as those with mechanical circulatory support devices (e.g., VADs). The candidate should have specialized evaluation and therapeutic skills as well as experienced clinical judgement while providing comprehensive assessment, short-term/focused treatment and care coordination services to patients being treated for end-stage organ disease. The candidate will collaborate with a psychologist to complete comprehensive behavioral health assessments, utilize evidence-based treatment approaches, provide care coordination services in conjunction with other members of patients’ care teams. This position affords the candidate opportunities to provide individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy as well as behavioral health education support to the Solid Organ Transplant (SOT) care teams. The candidate must have a strong commitment to collaboration in providing comprehensive, patient-centered, whole person care in the setting of an interdisciplinary team.


Conducts in-depth psychological assessments, evaluations and other diagnostic and therapeutic procedures within the scope of his/her professional skills and credentials. Responsible for the implementation and delivery of psychological therapeutic services requiring specialized therapeutic skills and experienced clinical judgement. Conducts independent psychological therapeutic services using specialized skills in individual, family, martial and group therapies. Works with patient and family, when applicable, through the family therapy process to assist in their understanding and use of appropriate interactional patterns, personal strengths, and outside resources to maximize the patient’s overall stability, growth, and development, as well as that of the family as a whole. Responsible for the development and implementation of initial treatment planning and provides ongoing treatment planning by assessing patients’ clinical status and therapeutic progress. Develops disposition and aftercare plan with the cooperation of the individual patient and makes appropriate referral to ensure that such services are available to the patient. Assists with supervision and teaching of psychiatric residents, nurses, graduate students and other assigned staff in the performance of therapeutic functions within the program, including the orienting, evaluating, and directing of these individuals. Performs other duties, as assigned.


Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field with 2-4 years of experience in the treatment of psychiatric patients. LCSW, LPC Preferred

If chosen for this position, you may required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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Union: Non Bargained

Position Specialist Clinical Counselor - PsychiatryLocation US:PA:HersheyReq ID 13358