Job ID: 290123013  |  Last Updated: 11/17/2022

Mental Health Therapist Clinical Supervisor

Hidalgo Medical Services
Silver City, NM
Applicant Contact
Cathy Diaz
Director of Human Resources
(575) 534-0788

Job Description


The Mental Health Clinical Supervisor will provide individual and group clinical supervision and in compliance with and in accordance with their knowledge base, experience, and competence.

1. Manage appropriately, as available, the immediate mental and behavioral health care needs of acute and urgent care patients.

2. Provide for mental health care of assigned patients that is comprehensive, coordinated and continuous.
Maintain good working relationships with referral clinicians, including timely acceptance of referrals from HMS clinicians for counseling and patient support services
Obtain and document a comprehensive mental health history, with a primary focus on the presenting problem
Complete and document an appropriate mental health assessment, with a primary focus on the presenting problem
Provide appropriate care, based upon a treatment plan collaboratively developed with the patient
Plan for and ensure appropriate follow up, including coordination with other providers and potential referral to a more appropriate level of care
Facilitate the scheduling of patients with other agencies when appropriate
Provide empowering education to patients as appropriate
Provide, at all times, care consistent with the highest ethical standards of clinical practice

3. Provide professional, supportive, and comprehensive clinical supervision to those clinicians assigned
Provide regular, structured, and documented Clinical Supervision to therapists assigned, focused on: ensuring the quality of care; compliance with all standards, and policies and procedures; support and encouragement of self-care.
Supervision will be documented in the Supervisory Log, and forwarded to the Lead Clinical Supervisor (LCS).
Participate in meetings of Clinical Supervisors as assigned by LCS.
Consult with LCS about questions or concerns about those therapists assigned.
Refer all administrative and HR issues arising in supervision to the Mental Health Administrative Program Director or Human Resources, as appropriate.

4. Assume responsibility for maintaining competence in clinical practice
Maintain licensure at the highest level applicable. Any change in licensure status must be communicated to HMS immediately.
Actively collaborate in obtaining credentialing with payors of HMS services
Regularly attend continuing education activities consistent with clinical responsibilities, personal interest and in coordination with Leadership of the Mental Health Department
Participate actively in supervision, treatment team and case conference activities
Consult with colleagues and be available for consultation with colleagues, students and other providers within HMS
Provide optimal learning experiences and an understanding of the delivery of patient care to practicum and internship students as assigned

5. Participate in quality improvement and quality assurance activities in the health care setting.
Actively participate in peer review of clinical work
Participate in chart audits
Participate in appropriate HMS and community-wide committee and collaboration work, as assigned by the Mental Health Director

6. Participate in development, implementation and dissemination of research, and incorporate research findings into clinical care
Collaborate with other health care providers in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for individual clients and for target populations
Provide support for community and individual preventative behavior through the dissemination of research findings through community outreach programs

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