Behavioral Health - Primary Therapist - Adolescent IOP

Carson Valley Medical Center

job description

Behavioral Health - Primary Therapist - Adolescent IOP

full time

Nevada, Gardnerville, NV, US

Requisition ID : 1144


The Primary Therapist for the Outpatient Behavioral Health Adolescent IOP program provides quality and organized psychotherapy and social services for identified clients and families, with special emphasis on treatment and discharge planning needs. Maintains accurate and up-to-date knowledge of all relevant regulations and standards regarding the provision of Intensive Outpatient (IOP) services, implementation of treatment and discharge planning. The Primary Therapist assures the quality provision of services, collection/maintenance of data, and discharge planning/aftercare are all according to CVMC policies and procedures. The Primary Therapist-IOP will demonstrate professional/ethical behavior and support the philosophy of the Behavioral Health department, as well as CVMC at all times.


Minimum Education

• Master's degree in a mental Health field from an accredited Graduate School or a degree that supports an alternative acceptable licensure.

• CPC, LMFT, LCSW Full unrestricted licensure acceptable

• CPR Certification (or able to obtain within 90-days of hire)

• Non-violent Crisis Intervention Certification (or able to obtain within 90-days of hire)

Minimum Work Experience

• Three (3) years of clinical experience within a behavioral health program providing individual, group and family therapy, including crisis intervention/management.

• Outpatient clinic and/or IOP experience preferred.

• Must meet any applicable state certification standards.

• Demonstrated skills in the areas of de-escalation, negotiation, communication (verbal and written), conflict resolution, interdisciplinary collaboration, care/case management, creative problem solving, and critical thinking. 

• Knowledge of community mental health resources, knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid practices and insurance requirements as these relate to continuing care.

• Knowledge of outpatient and inpatient behavioral health services, including community and organizational resources, and patient care process.

• Knowledge of medications commonly used in mental health and familiarity with medical terminology and conditions as these impact treatment and discharge needs.

• Basic knowledge of quality improvement/utilization management relating to third-party payers.

• Organizational, verbal, interpersonal, patient relations, analytical, grammar/spelling, reading/comprehension of written instructions, ability to follow verbal instructions, and computer skills.

• Knowledge of effective individual and team communication techniques

• Corporate compliance practices


Competitive salary and benefit package, including:

• Health/Vision/Dental

• Flexible spending account

• 401k


• Care flight Membership

• Life Insurance Options

• UNUM supplemental insurance

• Nevada 529 college fund

• Discounts with local companies

contact information

business: Carson Valley Medical Center
address: 1107 US Hwy 395 N
Gardnerville, NV 89410
phone: 775-782-1500 (Call Now)