Primary Therapist-PHP

$60,000 - $85,000 yearly
  • EDCare
  • 4100 East Mississippi Avenue, Denver, CO, USA
  • Oct 25, 2021
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Summary of Major Functions: 

Primarily responsible for the direction of care of PHP patients as part of interdisciplinary team. Provides individual therapy, case management, group therapy, and treatment planning. Ensures implementation of the treatment plan in all aspects of programming and plans for a smooth transition and discharge from treatment.  Responsible to document all treatment processes.

Duties and Responsibilities:          

  1. Demonstrate ability to provide comprehensive and ongoing assessment resulting in appropriate treatment and discharge recommendations (Patient’s BioPsychoSocial completed and filed in patient’s chart within 72 hours).
  2. Create an individualized treatment plan with appropriate PHP goals and objectives (completed within 72 hours) and continually monitors progress and re-evaluates appropriateness of goals.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of and practice of clinical interviewing/counseling skills.
  4. Ensure that patients are seen for individual therapy as clinically indicated (twice weekly for PHP).
  5. Demonstrate ability to build therapeutic rapport.
  6. Provide case management for each assigned case: demonstrate ability to facilitate and/or ensure the whole of patient care, integrate all aspects of care and ease the process of treatment for the patient.
  7. Facilitate meals with expertise: demonstrate ability to challenge behaviors and support recovery.
  8. Facilitate meals with patients in a fashion consistent with current policies and procedures; eat and model appropriate eating behaviors during assigned mealtimes with patients.
  9. Facilitate groups with expertise: demonstrate ability to engage, set limits and monitor the group process.
  10. Maintain and develop group curriculum.
  11. Is creative in therapeutic interventions to maintain a safe, supportive, clinically sound milieu.
  12. Is present and available for patient requests and needs; provide outreach to patients when necessary.
  13. Maintain daily program structure.
  14. Lead weekly staffings, conveying pertinent clinical information, formulating goals for the following week, and effectively communicating with members of the treatment team.
  15. Ongoing attention to discharge plan evidenced by development of aftercare plan, transition sessions with OP providers, and patient’s awareness of available resources.
  16. Thorough discharge summaries reflect course of treatment and D/C recommendations; completed within seven days of discharge and sent to patient’s outpatient providers.
  17. Demonstrate leadership in assuring continuity and quality of partial program, including curriculum development and group implementation.
  18. Provide clinical supervision to select clinical employees as assigned by Program Director.


 Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree, PhD or PsyD in behavioral health field.
  2. Licensed as a LP, LPC, LCSW, or LMFT
  3. Clinical conceptualization of the treatment of eating disorders and dual diagnosis grounded in evidenced-based treatment models.
  4. Experience working individually and in groups with eating disordered patients.
  5. Good oral and written communication skills.
  6. Clinical leadership skills including experience supervising staff.

 Computer Skills:

  1. Must be able to effectively maneuver within an office scheduling system.
  2. Minimum of beginner skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Intermediate skills are required with Microsoft Outlook.
  3. Must be able to efficiently learn and effectively work within an electronic medical records system.


More about this position:

All the benefits you expect-PTO, Health, Vision, Dental, 401(k), HSA & FSA, Company Paid Life Insurance & Long Term Disability

 The estimated compensation range displayed represents the typical wage range of candidates hired.  Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your education level, specific skills, years of experience and comparison to other employees already in this role.  The final salary could be higher or lower than reflected salary ranged posted.