Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Primary Therapist

Job Locations US-KY-Hazard
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Allied Health
Hazard Regional Medical Center
Posted Date
4 months ago(2/21/2023 10:53 AM)
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Behavioral Science/Psychology
Day Shift


To perform evaluation, diagnostic care, treatment planning and therapy services to acutely ill adults presenting with mental illness, substance abuse, and/or developmental disabilities. 


  • Providing assessment using a Biopsychosocial Model
  • Leading a treatment team to develop diagnoses and treatment planning in acutely mentally ill adults
  • Will provide individual therapy services using a variety of treatment modalities, which could include, crisis planning, CBT, RET, behavioral modification, solution-focused therapy, and other brief psychiatric therapy models
  • Will provide group therapy services, as well as family therapy as needed
  • Will follow every aspect of the patient’s care including recommendations and referral for outpatient care following discharge
  • Acts as a patient advocate in all aspects of care, participating in various meetings and conferences representing the best interest of the patient when the patient is unavailable
  • Serve as a QMHP, with appropriate credentials, in obtaining involuntary treatment for patients requiring commitment by completing assessments and participating in court hearings
  • Providing Psychological testing, with approved credentials, when requested
  • Participate in research projects as needed related to advancement of mental health concerns
  • Provide education regarding mental illness services, treatments and disease to both patients and families
  • Will stay up to date on current research and treatment guidelines related to provision of care to the mentally ill
  • Will be encouraged to participate in community outreach and education, working with community partners, such as NAMI, to decrease the stigma of mental illness in the community
  • Other duties as assigned



Acceptable Degrees:

Masters in Social Work, Masters in Counseling, Masters in Psychology


Minimum Work Experience

Experience in the area(s) of individual and/or group therapy, either through employment or Educational Practicum Experiences preferred.


Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Must be proficient in Windows, Word, and other basic computer skills.
  • Must be detail oriented and thorough in order to ensure the complex
  • Must be able to communicate well with a wide variety of contacts at all levels of the organization and with external organizations.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality with regard to protected health information and provider information
  • Must display a commitment to the Code of Ethics of their governing boards
  • Must maintain licensure to practice clinical services through their state governing board.   If licensure is not present at employment, the employee would be required to obtain a temporary permit to practice, if possible, and obtain full licensure within 6 months of employment.  Regardless, licensure is required to provide clinical services to patients and families
  • The primary therapist is responsible for maintaining the required CEUs and ongoing education to maintain their license


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