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Patient Family Counselor, Full-Time

Company: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

General Summary
The Patient Family Counselor (PFC) will assess and treat patients with physical disability due to traumatic injuries or illnesses to assist patients in dealing with emotional reaction to their disability. The PFC obtains patient case history and conducts initial psychological assessment. As clinically indicated, the PFC provides psychotherapy services for patients, families, and within groups. The PFC additionally provides behavioral management plans and suicide assessments, as needed. The PFC acts as an integral part of the treatment team for their designated inpatient floor.
The Patient Family Counselor will consistently demonstrate support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.
The Patient Family Counselor will demonstrate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Core Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, and Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.
Perks and Benefits of Working at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

  • Flexible work schedules
  • No current weekend nor holiday commitments unless desired
  • Committee involvement throughout the organization
  • Interdisciplinary and collaborative environment
  • Work with a variety of neurological and medically complex diagnoses such as TBI, non-traumatic brain injuries, stroke, locked-in syndrome, Parkinson's disease, MS, brain oncology, FND/FMD, Guillain Barre, spinal cord injuries, organ transplants, amputation, burn, cardiac, pulmonary, bariatrics, cancers, orthopedic, and general deconditioning
  • SRAlab qualifies as a non-profit (503c) organization for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

    • Paid Time Off and Holidays
    • Paid conference attends
    • Paid continuing education
    • Health, Dental, and Vision Plans
    • Retirement packages with immediate vesting

      Principal Responsibilities
      The Patient Family Counselor will:

    • Interviews patients, families and other appropriate personnel to obtain information regarding patient's personal, medical, psychiatric, substance use, and social history.
    • Provide consultation and therapeutic intervention for individuals, families, caregivers, and groups. Engage in evidenced-based interventions, including, but not limited to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness based interventions, and relaxation training. Lead and/or cofacilitate psychoeducational groups.
    • Perform social evaluations including, family dynamics, caregiving abilities, communication patterns, high risk for suicide, neglect or abuse, and plans based on evaluation findings.
    • Provide crisis intervention when necessary.
    • Educate interdisciplinary group on special needs related to the cultural differences, learning style, learning limitations, communication style, and roles within the family.
    • Consults with treatment teams regarding psychological factors that would affect implementation of rehabilitation programs and patient-therapist relationships.
    • Co-treats with other allied health disciplines when emotional and/or behavioral factors interfere with rehabilitation progress.
    • Provides discharge planning and follow-up services including referrals for patients and families.
    • Maintains patient documentation per organization requirements.
    • Performs all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.
    • Provide professional presentations as requested (e.g., faculty development, grand rounds, medical school teaching)
    • Assist with advanced directives, and/or transitions to next level of care.
    • Serves on various ad hoc and standing committees as requested.
    • Perform all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

      Reporting Relationships

    • Reports directly to the Manager, Psychology

      Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

    • Knowledge of patient family care giver support, including the necessary knowledge, experience and clinical skills at a level acquired through completions of a Master's degree.
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) necessary.
    • Minimum 1 of year experience in a hospital setting managing a patient family caregiver support caseload. Prior experience in an inpatient and/or outpatient rehabilitation setting is preferred.
    • Analytical ability necessary to solve complex administrative and clinical problems. Ability to evaluate needs of patient populations and develop programs to meet those needs.
    • Interpersonal skills necessary to motivate and provide direction as well as represent the SRAlab outside of the Institute to community groups and officials of health and welfare agencies. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management within the Institute.

      Working Conditions

    • Normal office environment with little or no exposure to dust or extreme temperature.
    • Occasional exposure to infectious diseases when working with patients.

Keywords: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago , Patient Family Counselor, Full-Time, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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