Mental Health Professional


The Mental Health Professional at the Psychiatric Research Institute will provide direct clinical services, including but not limited to, diagnostic assessment, individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, collateral intervention, and crisis intervention to patients. Clinical services are provided in the office. Clinician must meet a clinical productivity expectation as set by the supervisor and the department. Completes clinical and administrative processes and documentation in compliance with relevant policies and procedures. Participates in staff meetings, training, supervision, and continuing education activities as needed to maintain quality and coordination of care as well as professional licensure and/or certification.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.

The safety of our team members at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is our top priority. For this reason, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have filed a request for medical or religious exemption by March 15, 2022 as a condition of employment. UAMS will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
Career Training and Educational Opportunities
Merchant Discounts
Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy
Salary offered commensurate with experience.

Provides direct clinical services that include but are not limited to: Diagnostic assessment, individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, collateral intervention, and crisis intervention. This also includes mandated reporting in compliance with legal and professional standards and guidelines.
Provides Psychological Testing if licensure allows that is consistent with permission of their Professional State Licensure.
Completes clinical and administrative processes and documentation in compliance with Medicaid, insurance, Joint Commission, program, and departmental policies and procedures. This may include participation in administrative tasks such as medical record reviews, treatment outcomes projects, and program development projects in addition to direct-service-related documentation.
Works with administrative support and utilization management staff as needed to facilitate scheduling, prior and continuing review authorization of services, and transfer/referral of clients to other programs as needed.
Participates in regularly scheduled and as-needed departmental and program staff meetings, training, and supervision.
Participates in continuing education activities as required to maintain professional licensure and/or certification.
May perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field.
Current and valid Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT) from Arkansas Professional Board by date of hire (Provisional licensure is acceptable).
Ability to pass CPI Certification if required.
Ability to pass Child Abuse and Neglect Registry check, State Police background check, and drug test.
Ability to pass TB screening.
This is a safety sensitive position and subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Physical Requirements
Stand: Frequently
Sit: Continuously
Walk: Frequently
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Occasionally
Talk: Continuously
Hear: Continuously
Taste or smell: Never
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Office Environment
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Near visual acuity
Hazards: None

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