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Behavioral Health Therapist

Job ID: 970259
Facility: ECU Health Medical Center
Dept: Behav Hlth Svcs Allied Health
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Shift: Not Applicable
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Jul 9, 2024

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Job Description

ECU Health

About ECU Health

ECU Health is a mission-driven, 1,708-bed academic health care system serving more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is comprised of 13,000 team members, nine hospitals and a physician group that encompasses over 1,100 academic and community providers practicing in over 180 primary and specialty clinics located in more than 130 locations.

The flagship ECU Health Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center, and ECU Health Maynard Children’s Hospital serve as the primary teaching hospitals for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. ECU Health and the Brody School of Medicine share a combined academic mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina through patient care, education and research.

Position Summary

Responsible for providing therapy services to patients and their families as part of a multidisciplinary team with most emphasis on group therapy. Provides case management and follow up with patients, documents daily in the charts, assists in program development. Develops, implements and reviews treatment plans. Behavioral Health Therapist may work in inpatient, hospital outpatient, ambulatory settings. May be embedded in primary care or other specialty. Possible cross coverage for other areas.


Care Coordination

Provides treatment coordination with assigned patients; evaluates data from all sources and recommends referrals as needed.

Provides individual,  family, and/or and group psychotherapy.

In outpatient settings, contacts assigned patients if they are absent for scheduled services. Documents response in the EHR; participates in direct and indirect activities related to marketing both the hospital and the service line through community speaking and attending community events as requested by leadership Overall work performance is dedicated to meeting and exceeding the performance improvement standards of the department; and participates in department quality/performance improvement activities as assigned projects.

In some settings, enter professional fee or other charges for applicable services provided.


Keeps Treatment Team/Provider(s) informed of patient status including progress or lack of progress and discharge planning needs.

Responsible for clinical documentation related to treatment goals, group and individual interactions and discharge planning communication.

Responsible for appropriate discharges and placements to other facilities as needed. Identifies and makes referrals to other community resource agencies.

Seeks direction when indicated for unusual or non-routine duties; advise appropriate personnel (i.e., Supervisor) of situations requiring nursing, administrative or technical expertise and follow-up; establishes and maintains positive, productive working relationships within the department/service line team as well as with other ECU Health departments; and, recognizes which decisions may be made independently and which require team and/or supervisory input and when this recognition is made, pursues the course of action in an efficient manner.

Orients new team members to the role when assigned.

Represents the department in a positive manner in ECU Health  and within the community.

Other Duties

Provides supervision of assigned students and interns.

Also may be responsible for determining use of benevolent funds for transportation, medications, and other issues.

Wears ECU Health identification badge while on duty..

Adheres to ECU Health policy and procedures.

Minimum Requirements

Master's degree in Social Work , Counseling (Clinical), and/or Marriage & Family Therapy, (may consider Master's in Psychology if full licensure as any of the above disciplines has been obtained).

North Carolina full licensure to practice as professional Social Worker (LCSW), Counselor (LCMHC), or Marriage& Family Therapist (LMFT).

Non-Violent Crises Intervention certification within 60 days of hire for all inpatient roles required.

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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