Psychotherapist - Duluth, MN Outpatient Adult Behavioral Health

Essentia Health

Job Description

Outpatient Adult LICSW position in the Behavioral Health Department



To provide therapeutic services and diagnostic services to patients. This is to include but is not limited to individual, group, and family therapy, mental health intakes and assessments, diagnostics, and coordination of treatment services for the patient. Position requires high level of customer service skills to establish and enhance positive relationships with patients, co-workers, and others.

QUALIFICATIONS (minimum requirements)

Education and/or years experience required:

Masters degree in social work (MSW).

Licensure/Certifications required:

Licensed as an LICSW if practicing in Minnesota. Licensed as an LCSW if practicing in Wisconsin. In other states, must be certified or licensed as required by the state in which practice occurs for the purpose of reimbursement.


Plans and delivers mental health treatment for adult, adolescent, and/or children using generally accepted psychotherapeutic modalities of treatment.
Accurately assesses and diagnoses the complaints presented by the patient and develops an age-appropriate treatment plan in consultation with the patient and family, as appropriate.
Understands and applies the diagnostic criteria in the DSM 5, ICD-10 and other current diagnostic lexicons utilized by Essentia Health.
Makes appropriate decisions to involve others in the care of the patient, and effectively engages their involvement through case conferences, consultation and/or referrals.
Able to understand and incorporate psychiatric and psychological assessments and recommendations into the treatment plan of the patient.
Delivers individual, group or family therapy as prescribed by the treatment plan, continuously evaluating progress and revising the plan when indicated.
Recognizes when maximum benefits have been attained from treatment and enlists the patient in planning for discharge.
Ensures that treatment planning and discharge planning reflects the standards and boundaries of regulatory agencies and third party payers, including timely completion of prior authorizations.
Accurately documents all clinical activities and treatment provided within the medical record time parameters defined by Essentia Health.
Performs Essentia-wide duties as requested by the designated Essentia leader.
Upholds Essentia Healths mission, vision, values and ethical standards and demonstrate the behavioral and service expectations as defined in our policies and procedures.


This position works weekdays and weekends. May be required to work some early evening hours. Work is performed in an office environment that is well lighted and ventilated and reasonably quiet. Able and willing to travel to neighborhood and regional clinic sites to perform duties as requested.

In developing this job description, Essentia Health took care to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for purposes of analyzing requests for job modifications, Essentia Health maintains that some essential functions of the job may not have been included or fully described. All requests for job modifications will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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Employment Type

Full time