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Mental Health Consultant (Remote, South Central TN region)

Company: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location: Columbia
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Mental Health Consultant (Remote, South Central TN region)

  • 2009531Job Social Work/Mental Health/Other TherapiesPrimary Location TN-Columbia-VUMC Community Practices - ColumbiaOrganization Psychiatry-Offsite Contract 104532Shift First Shift
    Role Summary:The Mental Health Consultant collaborates with state agencies to assess and review clinical and placement needs of children and adolescents in the custody of Tennessee Department of Children's Services independently. Performs case reviews, provides training to providers, consults with the Child and Family Team and quality management.
    • Primary Remote Work / Home-based Remote Work with travel to individual counties to DCS offices.
    • Can live within a one-hour radius of Columbia, TN (Murfreesboro, Nashville, Tullahoma).
    • Covering the following 14 South Central TN counties: Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Grundy, Hickman, Lawrence, Lincoln, Lewis, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Perry and Wayne.Department Summary:The Department of Psychiatry provides inpatient and outpatient services to children, adolescents, and adults with mental illnesses.The major site for inpatient services is the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH).Outpatient services include the Vanderbilt Adult Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic (VAPOC), the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic (CAPOC), and several school-based programs.We provide services in the following clinical areas:
      • Addiction Psychiatry
      • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
      • General Psychiatry
      • Geriatric Psychiatry
      • Forensic Services
      • Vanderbilt Comprehensive Assessment ProgramFor more information, please visit how Vanderbilt Health employees celebrate the difference they make every day:Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity - of culture, thinking, learning and leading - is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
        VUMC Recent AccomplishmentsBecause we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
        • US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
          • Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
            • Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
              • The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
                • American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
                  • Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
                    • National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
                      • Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.
                        KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
                        • Performs case reviews.
                        • Provides training, on-going technical assistance, and consultation to Tennessee Department of Children's Services staff.
                        • Provides project management on quality improvement projects for Tennessee Department of Children's Services staff.
                        • Contributes to the organization by actively participating in process improvement initiatives and shared decision making.
                        • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
                          Master's Degree in Counseling or Social Work and 3 years post-Master's experienceLicensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):
                          Prefer LPC or LCSW but not required.Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:Environmental Conditions
                          • Light Work category requiring exertion up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects.
                          • Movement
                            • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
                            • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
                            • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
                            • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device
                            • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
                            • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
                            • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
                            • Occasional: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces
                            • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
                            • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
                            • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
                            • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
                            • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
                            • Occasional: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.
                            • Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
                            • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
                            • Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
                            • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
                            • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
                            • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
                            • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.
                            • Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.INDTB

Keywords: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Murfreesboro , Mental Health Consultant (Remote, South Central TN region), Healthcare , Columbia, Tennessee

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