Psychiatric Clinician I/LMSW-CC, LCPC-C, LMFT *Up to 25k sign on!*

Northern Light Acadia Hospital | Bangor, ME, United States

Posted Date 6/09/2021

Northern Light Acadia Hospital

Department: Psychiatric Unit - Pediatric

Position is located: Acadia

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.000000: (40 hours per week)

Work Schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

** This position is eligible for a sign on bonus up to $25,000 for independently licensed or $20,000 for conditionally licensed clinicians. **


The inpatient clinician works within a fast-paced and dynamic environment as a key member of an Interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses to conduct evaluations, provide clinical formulations and direct therapeutic interventions to acute pediatric or adult populations using individual, group and family therapy modalities. They are skilled in stabilizing acute mental health needs in patients through connection with patients, their families, and other providers. As enthusiastic learners, the inpatient clinician actively pursues research and knowledge to ensure the delivery of evidence-based, outcome-informed practice while adhering to key components of Acadia's inpatient treatment model. Acadia Hospital provides consistent and ready access to clinical and administrative supervision, hospital-wide continuing education opportunities, and a generous benefit package and financial support to encourage each clinician's professional development.

Check out what it is like working at Northern Light Acadia Hospital :

Essential Functions

1.Completes comprehensive, diagnostic evaluations by collecting data which enables the identification of potential therapeutic targets for active treatment.

2.Develops initial master treatment plan and updates in collaboration with the patient and within established timeframes that identify effective interventions to achieve outcomes, and accommodate the patient’s developmental level, motivation, health/spiritual beliefs, functional capabilities and strengths.

3.Implements individual, group and family therapy interventions that are evidence-based and are consistent with service plan and developmental level and needs of patient to elicit therapeutic change.

4.Modifies interventions based on continual assessment of the patient’s response to treatment.

5.Articulates anticipated treatment outcomes that are patient oriented, evidence based, therapeutically sound, realistic, attainable and measurable.

6.Completes documentation that reflects evidence-based practices, active patient involvement in care, attention to objective outcomes and identification of any barriers to treatment progress.

7.Maintains a safe environment complying with NLH policies and procedures, reports and directly addresses environmental hazards and violations of patient safety policy and/or protocol when involved or observed.

8. Completes documentation within required timeframes.

9.Under the supervision of the attending physician or LIP, provides evaluations, active therapeutic treatment and discharge planning to an assigned caseload.

10.Conducts psychosocial evaluations to inform treatment planning efforts within required timeframes.

11.Conducts treatment planning collaboratively with the patient, the treatment team and the patient’s formal and informal community support system.

12.Provides and received feedback from all disciplines as it relates to active treatment provisions.

13.In the absence of a clinical associate, conducts discharge planning in collaboration with the patient and their informal and formal community support system.

14.Communicates plans and coordinates with other treatment team members the scheduling of meetings with the patient and their support system.

15.Attends unit reports and patient rounds as assigned.

16.Completes comprehensive safety planning with patients.

17.Communicates relevant information with outpatient providers

18. Ensures successful handoffs and transitions of patients across levels of care


1.Must be minimally licensed as a Conditional Master Social Worker (LMSW-cc), Clinical Counselor (LCPC-c), Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT) or eligible to obtain a conditional license.
Progresses to full licensure within 1 year of eligibility for full licensure.


Master’s degree in social work, professional counseling or comparable degree


1+ years of relevant mental health and/or substance abuse treatment experience preferred but not required

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1.Possesses a clinical knowledge base about the population served in their program area(s).

2.Demonstrates developing skills in reflective/active listening, feedback, summarizing, reframing, empathy, support, problem solving, coaching, and psycho-education skills.

3.Capable of managing workload within a fast-paced and dynamic treatment environment.

4.Exhibits strong verbal and written communication skills as it relates to coordination of care, case presentations and clinical documentation.

5.Understands and values multidisciplinary treatment modalities and the importance of involvement of community care providers and informal support systems in the care of patients

6.Demonstrates the beginning ability to synthesize and interpret patient outcome data for patterns/trends to inform decision making about clinical interventions.

7.Age based competency in children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics populations.

8.Developing competencies in mental health and substance use disorders commensurate with education and experience level.

9.Visual acuity, color vision, hearing acuity, and tactile sensation are necessary to respond to patient response and requests.

10.Ability to read and speak English, to communicate and document information.

11.Must possess the manual dexterity and a degree of body strength and flexibility to respond to aggressive patient behavior.

12.Ability to reach and stretch intermittently. Time may be spent sitting at a computer, collaborating with other healthcare team members. Standing and walking comprises some of the workday.

13.Communicates plans and coordinates with other team members the scheduling of meetings with patients.

14. Utilizes time effectively and can critically evaluate time management

Equal Opportunity Employment

We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status

Geographic Region
Healthcare | Social Services

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