Eating Disorder Counselor



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Title: Eating Disorder Counselor

Duration: 1 year contract (high potential to extend)

Location: Austin

Job Description:

•Coordinates therapeutic rehabilitation services and programs within the department, can supervise and/or provide training to Registered Therapists and Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians in the rehabilitation department, and provides and/or directs the provision of skilled therapy to individuals

•Responsible for developing treatment protocols for specialty areas, analyzes progress reports, provision of services by direct reports, and instructs on modifications required

•Develops in-service training programs and works with departmental and hospital leadership to develop programming via performance improvement activities

•Works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment

•Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure efficient operation of the patient care unit

•Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation

•Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates discipline-specific therapy and activities

•Provides consultation and collaboration among department, units, recovery teams, and administration in order to establish an active rehabilitation department with patient goals/objectives based on recovery needs

•Performs therapy evaluations and assessments; formulates and develops goals and objectives; and implements person-centered, recovery-oriented, and trauma-informed care

•Monitors and audits documentation completed by direct reports on their assigned individuals’ attendance and their response to treatment

•Demonstrates respect, compassion, consideration, and responsiveness to individual satisfaction and recovery team recommendations

•Engages in quality assurance activities to ensure programming is meeting standards

•Participates in performance improvement activities that include revision of departmental policies and procedures; identifying client and programmatic needs; developing and implementing outcome measures; monitoring and improving environment of care; revising treatment programs to meet standards of care and accreditation standards for The Joint Commission (TJC), Medicare/Medicaid, and HHSC

•Participates in audits, attends Performance Improvement Team (PIT) meetings, and develops and implements plan of corrections

•Actively supports facility and agency safety (including patient safety) risk management, and infection control programs

•Implements and monitors health, safety, and infection control measures relevant to rehabilitation session spaces and equipment

Medasource provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, disability, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.


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