WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR Starting with the diagnostic interview, the Clinical Therapist evaluates a patient’s needs and develops a treatment plan with measurable goals. The therapist then handles patient care for children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Sound interesting?
Are you a compassionate listener? Are you able to evaluate and asses a patient’s needs accurately? Do you enjoy caring for people with behavioral, emotional and mental needs? This could be the perfect spot for you.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
Teach, take continuing education classes, and attend conferences or seminars to increase understanding of mental, emotional, or behavioral states or disorders.
Document patient care information and ensure timely and accurate completion of patient care records in accordance with policies and procedures.
Analyze and evaluate patient data or test findings to diagnose nature or extent of mental disorder.
Direct, or administer psychotherapeutic treatments to treat mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders.
Collaborate with physicians, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, or other professionals to discuss treatment plans and progress.
Perform thorough patient psychosocial assessments to explore the physical, psychological and social aspects of the patient and their conditions.
WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED
Prior Social Services experience.
Adapt and respond quickly to changing priorities.
Manage conflict and tactfully handle complaints and difficult situations.
Make decisions and use judgement in ambiguous situations.
Common diagnostic procedures knowledge.
Collaborate discharge planning with other agencies and community resources.
Demonstrate understanding of DSM-5.
Emergency Response and Preparedness.
Work independently with minimal supervision.
Show sincere interest in others and their concerns.
Crises Intervention theory.
Act as a liaison/advocate between patient and physician.
Did you know Franciscan offers medical, dental, vision as well other benefits?
Tuition Reimbursement is also available for eligible coworkers.
Franciscan also offers an Employee Assistance Program. A program that provides coworkers and their families with a free, confidential outlet for family therapy.
Sign on Bonus available!
Positions available in Munster, Dyer, Crown Point and Indianapolis.
Travel is Required:
Never or Rarely
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of Franciscan Alliance to provide equal employment to its employees and qualified applicants for employment as otherwise required by an applicable local, state or Federal law.
Franciscan Alliance reserves a Right of Conscience objection in the event local, state or Federal ordinances that violate its values and the free exercise of its religious rights.
Franciscan Alliance is committed to equal employment opportunity.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), or Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) required.
For 145 years, Franciscan Alliance has stayed true to our founding mission to care for everyone who comes through our doors. We treat our patients with the best possible care by following the guiding ethical values embodied by our founding congregation, the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration. Always mindful of our Christian stewardship to the Roman Catholic Church, we minister with joy, care and compassion according to the ideals of St. Francis of Assisi and our founder, Mother Maria Theresia Bonzel.
Our healthcare system carries forth Christ's healing ministry and strengthens the Catholic health care mission by:
Providing a broad, coordinated continuum of health care services with an emphasis on improving the health of persons and communities.
Treating the mind, body and spirit with holistic and comprehensive medical options.
Developing creative structures for health care delivery.
Being advocates for those in need.
Identifying and developing our sisters and laity for Franciscan leadership.
Our mission statement
Continuing Christ's Ministry in our Franciscan Tradition. Each day, we commit ourselves to practicing the words of our mission in how we ca...re for our patients.
The selfless acts of St. Francis of Assisi – a man who left behind all his worldly possessions to follow Christ's mission and care for those in need – set forth the guiding values under which Franciscan Health began. In 1875, a group of Catholic Sisters from Olpe, Germany answered a call to bring St. Francis’ ministries of health and education to the Midwest United States. Here, they opened the doors of our system's first hospital – what is now Franciscan Health Lafayette.
Founded by Mother Maria Theresia Bonzel, the congregation later became known as the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration. The Sisters expanded the health system with more hospitals, schools, orphanages and homes for the elderly. And nearly a century after the first hospital opened its doors, the system was officially founded as the Sisters of St. Francis Health Services in 1974.
Our system recognized the evolving changes in the health care landscape and the need to reinforce the shared capabilities across our hospitals and other healthcare facilities. We adopted a new name – Franciscan Health – to strengthen our presence as a large, comprehensive healthcare system. In 2012, our health system was selected to participate in a Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) initiative by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The ACO model is designed to provide more coordinated care for Medicare beneficiaries, ultimately resulting in cost savings for patients.
Each day, we commit ourselves to practicing the words of our mission in how we care for our patients:
As healthcare providers, we continue the good works and maintain the values and traditions of the thousands of people who have gone before us.
We model our lives and our work after Jesus Christ, a caring teacher and a gentle healer.
In whatever the case may be – whether nursing a patient back to health or caring for them through the dying process – our system carries on His healing and teaching ministries.
Throughout Franciscan Alliance, our physicians and all employees embrace and carry out our mission in every day's work.
Each day, throughout the halls of our hospitals, we embrace our Franciscan Tradition by walking in the footsteps of St. Francis, who left behind his worldly possessions to care for all of those in need
Our physicians and employees follow the values established by our founding congregation, the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration.
Respect for life
The gift of life is so valued that each person is cared for with such joy, respect, dignity, fairness and compassion that he or she is consciously aware of being loved.
Fidelity to our mission
Loyalty to and pride in the health care facility are exemplified by members of the health care family through their joy and respect in empathetically ministering to patients, visitors and co-workers.
In openness and concern for the welfare of the patients, especially the aged, the poor and the disabled, the staff works with select associations and organizations to provide a continuum of care commensurate with the individual's needs.
The witness of Franciscan presence throughout the institution encompasses, but is not limited to, joyful availability, compassionate, respectful care and dynamic stewardship in the service of the Church.
Christian stewardship is evidenced by just and fair allocation of human, spiritual, physical and financial resources in a manner respectful of the individual, responsive to the needs of society, and consistent with Church teachings.