QMHP ADULT OUTPATIENT

Company Details

Metrocare Services

Working for Metrocare isn’t just a job. It’s a career where
your skills and passion for delivering quality care make
a positive difference to the individuals that we serve.

ABOUT METROCARE:
Metrocare is the largest provider of mental health services in Dallas County, serving more than 57,000 adults and children annually. For more than fifty (50) years, Metrocare has provided an array of services available to people with mental and developmental disabilities. In addition to behavioral health services, Metrocare provides primary care centers for adults and children, accessible pharmacies, housing and supportive social services. Through the Altshuler Center for Education & Research we are advancing mental health beyond Dallas County.

JOB DESCRIPTION

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The mission of Metrocare Services is to serve our neighbors with developmental or mental health challenges by helping them find lives that are meaningful and satisfying. We are an agency committed to quality gender-responsive, trauma-informed care to individuals experiencing serious mental illness, development disabilities, and co-occurring disorders. Metrocare programs focus on the issues that matter most in the lives of the children, families and adults we serve. The QMHP-Adult Intensive position provides psychosocial/rehabilitative service to adults with serious mental illness. Services may include, but are not limited to, assessment, development of measurable treatment goals and objectives, engagement into treatment, referral, linkage, advocacy, monitoring, crisis intervention and continuity of care. The overall goal of this position is to maximize the individuals potential level of functioning, reduce hospitalization and aid in the successful reintegration of individuals into the community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The essential functions listed here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the job.

  • Provide overall service coordination, psychosocial rehabilitation, emergency services/assessment, referral, transportation, linkage, and advocacy to individuals with varying needs. Perform duties in concert with other members of an interdisciplinary treatment team.
  • Ensure authorization for clinical services.
  • Formulate individual recovery plan based on assessment findings on all new admissions.
  • Develop measurable objectives and goals agreed upon by the individual
  • Actively assist in obtaining and modifying goals as needed.
  • Document all attempts to involve individual, service providers, and caregivers (unless opposed by the individual) in service plan process.
  • Review service plans every 180 days or as clinically indicated.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team staffing. Present psychosocial assessment findings. Update team on progress or lack of progress in reaching agreed upon goals. Provide relevant information that might affect course of treatment.
  • Follow-up with assigned individuals who miss a scheduled clinic appointment. Document attempts to contact individual. Report repeated unsuccessful efforts to contact the treatment team.
  • Oversees and assists assigned individuals medication adherence. Provides med training, arranges transportation to scheduled office based appointments, and prompts needed refills.
  • Document clinical services by close of next business day.
  • Perform follow up hospital assessments the same day as requested by the hospital and report assessment outcome to the Clinical Manager
  • Provides crisis intervention/on-call services during the work week and by weekend rotation. Make home and hospital visits, initiates mental illness warrants, work with police and other public servants as a needed to address crisis for assigned clients
  • Facilitate inpatient admission upon request of the treatment team and/or hospital. Provide continuity of services throughout inpatient stay. Participate actively in discharge planning with hospital. Meet with the individual within 2 days of discharge in the community.
  • Evaluate progress of clinical session, solicit feedback from individual(s), and consult with colleagues and team leaders when dealing with unfamiliar/uncomfortable issues.
  • Co-facilitate family education workshops.
  • Identify and assist individuals in obtaining entitlements by providing referrals, advocacy and negotiation, as needed.
  • Participation in a required on call rotation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    COMPETENCIES:

The competencies listed here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with the ethical standards of conduct, state contract, appropriate professional standards and applicable state/federal laws
  • Analytical skills, professional acumen, business ethics, thorough understanding of continuous improvement processes, problem solving, respect for confidentiality, and excellent communication skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workflow and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to handle multiple task and special projects simultaneously.
  • Able to work autonomously with minimal or no supervision.
  • Able to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Adult Competencies as outlined by HHSC for TRR requirements with emphasis on crisis intervention, engagement, and motivational interviewing.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelors degree in human services with 1 to 3 years experience in MH/MR or related field or Masters degree with 0 to 2 years experience in human services.

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

  • Basic math skills required.

REASONING ABILITY:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two-step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.
  • Ability to organize work flow and execute clinical services with difficult population
  • Ability to effectively manage a caseload of 15-25 individuals with varying needs.
  • Ability to problem solve, exercise good judgment, and make sound clinical decisions.
  • Skilled in using tact and diplomacy in interacting with staff and individuals.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Able to maintain work in 95% compliance of standards at all times.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Able to work flexible hours.
  • Ability to successfully use an automated clinical record keeping system.

    COMPUTER SKILLS:

  • Use computer, printer, and software programs necessary to the position (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to utilize Internet for resources.
  • Intermediate level on MS Excel, Email and word processing programs

    CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Current State of Texas Driver License or if you live in another state, must be currently licensed in that state. If licensed in another state, must obtain Texas Driver License within three (3) months of employment.
  • Liability insurance required if employee will operate personal vehicle on Center property or for Center business. Must be insurable by Centers liability carrier if employee operates a Center vehicle or drives personal car on Center business. Must have an acceptable driving record.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to talk and hear, use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone. Due to the multi-site responsibilities of this position the incumbent must be able to carry equipment and supplies (up to 15 pounds). The position requires standing and/or walking in excess of 7 hours a day.


TRAVEL:

  • In-county travel is required daily.
  • No Overnight travel required

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:
    The work environment describe here is representative of that which an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level may vary between low and mild.
  • The work environment should not be unusually hot or cold

Metrocare couldn’t have a great employee-first culture without great benefits. That’s why we offer a competitive salary, exceptional training and an outstanding benefits package:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Paid Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retirement Plan, including employer matching
  • Health Savings Account, including employer matching
  • Professional Development Allowance up to $1500 per year
  • Bilingual Stipend – up to 6% of the base salary
  • Many other benefits

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Tobacco Free Facilities – Metrocare is committed to promoting the health, well-being and safety of Metrocare team members, guests, and individuals and families we serves while on the facility campuses. Therefore, Metrocare facilities and grounds are tobacco-free.

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