LPHA responsibilities: Ensures clients are assessed to the appropriate level of care and provides diagnostic feedback and assessment information to facilitate any changes (step up or step down services) to support client’s treatment goals. Meets with SUD counselors and reviews and signs treatment plans and medical necessity forms, adhering to strict Drug Medi-Cal timelines. In conjunction with the Clinical Program Manager may assist in curriculum development and facilitates training as needed.
Clinical Responsibilities: Provides mental health assessments and evaluations, integrated alcohol and drug counseling, which includes individual therapy and support via in-person or telehealth. Provides culturally competent services using harm reduction and trauma informed principles. Identifies treatment needs, recommends treatment plans based on assessment, and works to ensure clients are able meet all requirements. crisis interventions and assesses situations for further needs. Maintains a caseload of clients providing substance use and mental health treatment. Maintains productivity target as established by agency and/or County funder.
Administration and compliance: Monitors reports daily to prevent and clear any compliance errors in client charts. Maintains client charts in accordance with governing standards and regulations (Drug Medi-Cal). Maintain records and documents services in a timely manner. Maintains strict confidentiality guidelines regarding all clients, conversations and referrals. Complies with Board requirements for license registration/renewal.
Treatment Setting Responsibilities: Facilitates groups using evidence-based strategies on a variety of core curriculum such as CBT, Seeking Safety, DBT and Relapse Prevention in person or through telehealth. Coordinates discharge planning with client’s SUD Counselor. Along with Clinical Program Manager, provides clinical consultation to staff regarding symptom management, mental health conditions and crisis intervention strategies. Attends staff and agency meetings. Participates in agency trainings as required.
Documentation Responsibilities: Conducts assessments, develops treatment plans, completes release and consent forms and discharge paperwork in a timely manner. In addition, completes assigned Drug Medi-Cal documentation and billing. Documents all delivered individual and group services in various electronic systems in accordance with guidelines established by HealthRIGHT 360 to satisfy internal and external evaluating requirements.