Outpatient Coverage Therapist

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Founded in 1972, Gateway Rehab has become a leader in drug & alcohol treatment in Western Pennsylvania. Our mission is to help all affected by addictive diseases to be healthy in mind, body and spirit. We strive to provide effective long-term treatment for addictive disease by offering a continuum of clinical practices, recovery support, education and research.

Gateway Rehab, has a casual, as needed Coverage Therapist position available at our Wexford, PA Outpatient facility. This position requires the ability to complete and obtain certification/licensure in an appropriate timeframe as per regulatory bodies. This position will work a variety of shifts, primarily evening, offering support and coverage to our full time clinical team. Please note, the schedule is subject to change dependent on program needs.

Essential Functions:

  • Facilitates group and individual therapy
  • Provides psychoeducation to patients and lectures to patient community.
  • Conducts family therapy sessions.
  • Contacts parties involved in patients’ treatment to gather collateral information and documents in patient chart in a timely manner.
  • Develops treatment plans, treatment plan updates, and behavior contracts.
  • Completes biopsychosocials, assessments, mental status exams, and all other patient paperwork.
  • Documents individual and group sessions and all other case management activity in patient chart.
  • Initiates case consults as appropriate and documents in patient chart.
  • Establishes and maintains contact and relationships with referral sources related to patient caseload.
  • Plans for continuing care of patient and makes appropriate referrals.
  • Monitors and completes initial and continuing stay insurance authorizations.
  • Conducts suicide assessments when necessary and intervenes appropriately.
  • Intervenes appropriately in crisis situations.
  • Assesses and appropriately reports patient abuse and neglect.
  • Delivers presentations to community groups and completes other outreach activities as needed.
  • Supports collection of patient liability.
  • Achieves and maintains expected productivity on an ongoing basis.
  • Participates in regular supervision with the manager and seeks out additional supervision as needed.
  • Follows all Gateway policies and procedures.
  • Provides coverage for other programs as needed.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree required; Masters degree preferred: degree must be in field that meets Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs staffing regulations.
  • Ability to complete and obtain certification/licensure in an appropriate timeframe as per regulatory bodies required.
  • The ability to pass appropriate clearances: PA Criminal, FBI and Childline

This is a brief summary of duties not intended to be inclusive and subject to change.

Compliance with all applicable licensing/accreditation bodies required.

Gateway Rehab proudly offers competitive wages and benefit packages, along with career advancement opportunities. Join us today

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