Report on LPHA Clinical Support - Santa Cruz, CA 95060

LPHA Clinical Support - Santa Cruz, CA 95060

REPORTS TO: Director of Clinical Services TYPE: Non-Exempt

SUMMARY : Directly reports to and supports the Director of Clinical Services. Completes LPHA required duties for FSI residents, as well as corresponding Avatar functions. Completes additional tasks as designated by the DCS, such as staff training, attaining Avatar Super User status, attending meetings and committees, and tracking required data. May also provide mental health services as defined by CA State Department of Mental Health, including but not limited to: case management for residents including planning, services, monitoring, coordinating with other agencies and other activities as required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily.

LPHA Authorized Duties

Complete, review and sign documents requiring LPHA approval, including but not limited to Treatment Plans and Psychosocial Assessments.

Complete Mental Status Exams for residents and enter results into the EHR

Enter diagnoses in to the EHR as needed, including annual updates, upon admission in to the Front St. Outpatient legal entity and when there is a change in ones current diagnosis. Diagnose residents as needed.

Maintain tracking and monitoring systems to ensure deadlines or timelines are met (i.e. Treatment Plans, Assessments).

Teamwork and Collaboration

Support the Director of Clinical Services in completing all LPHA required duties.

Provide training and support to MH departments with regard to documentation and entering clinical information into the EHR.

Maintain cooperative and professional working relationships and communications.

Give input to management and Director of Clinical Services on improving the quality of programs and assists in monitoring program effectiveness and conduct resident satisfaction surveys.

Reporting and Documentation

Mandated to report any suspected abuse of dependent adults and elders directly to law enforcement, Adult Protective Services, or Ombudsman.

Monitor residents progress and participation toward service plan goals, collect and report outcome data. Document coordination in progress notes and complete all documentation (E.g. annual assessments, service plans and progress notes) within required timelines.

Keep clear, accurate, and professional records in residents files, staff logs, and other required communications.

Meet county and FSI guidelines for documentation and attend QIC as needed.

Meet individual billing expectations for Units of Service and work collaboratively to meet program requirements.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS : Knowledge, skill, or ability required to perform the job.

Education and/or Experience
Must meet minimum required education and experience to complete LPHA designated duties; licensed as a Mental Health Professional such as LMFT or LCSW, registered, or waivered.


Requirements for providing care and supervision of residents.

Knowledge and conformity to all applicable HIPAA, OSHA, state and local laws, rules and regulations including Department of Social Services.

Knowledge and conformity to Department of Healthcare Service requirements as presented by Santa Cruz County, as well as other counties as applicable.

Intimate knowledge, understanding and ability to interpret Medi-cal documentation requirements and work in a professional, effective and efficient manner with county
partners as well as team/co-workers.

Language Skills

Read, speak, write and understand English well enough to follow and share the regulations, requirements and communications for providing care to residents.

Able to effectively present information and respond to questions.

Mathematical Skills
Calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, proportions, and percentages associated with completing the requirements of the position.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

Competent in dealing with problems involving several variables in different situations.

Other Skills and Abilities

Timely complete tasks, meet deadlines, problem solve, and coordinate numerous activities

Adjust tasks in accordance with changing deadlines and priorities.

Adequate computer skills to utilize e-mail, word processing and needed programs, such as the County specific Electronic Health Record (EHR).

Additional Requirements

Must be at least 18 years of age.

If required to drive, must have valid California Drivers License and corporate vehicle insurance eligibility and approval. Enrollment in the Department of Motor Vehicle Employer Pull Notice Program is required.

Cleared by the Department of Justice and FBI prior to commencing work at the facility.

Provide a satisfactory physician signed Health Screening.

Maintain a valid First-Aid certification.

May be required to serve on company committees.

Complete all annual training requirements as mandated by governing organizations and Front St. policies.

Attend mandated meetings and trainings; fulfill all coursework and training hours required

Work i n a safe and acceptable manner, following established safety procedures.

Physical Demands: Must be met to successfully perform the essential job functions.

Regularly required to talk, hear, and sit, stand for extended periods of time.

Frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, stoop, and may occasionally be required to kneel, crouch, crawl or lift up to 50 pounds.

Be physically, mentally and occupationally capable of performing assigned tasks.

Work Environments: Employee may encounter while performing essential job functions.

Noise level is usually low to moderate.

Possible contact with hazardous and caustic household cleaning chemicals.

During the course of the job, the employee will be interacting on a daily basis with individuals with a diagnosed mental illness. The actions of the residents may at times be unpredictable. Staff may experience verbal abuse and at time may be physically threatened.
Front Street - 4 hours ago

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