• Mental Health Professional

    Posted Date 2 months ago(7/3/2019 10:09 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    COM Peds Foster Care
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    This position is located in Lowell (Northwest), Arkansas


    The Mental Health Professional in the PACE program works in a clinical setting traveling to 18+ sites and provides assessments within their scope of practice to children/youths referred to the program.  S/He coordinates their work with a team of physicians/APRNs and speech/language pathologists providing mental health interviews and screenings/assessments, developing recommendations for treatment planning and making recommendations.


    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.  


    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy


    Salary offered commensurate with experience.


    Performs Evaluations:

    • Provides appropriate screenings/assessments which may include cognitive/developmental, achievement and behavioral/emotional screenings/evaluations within scope of practice and dependent on age and background information to children and youths referred to the program.
    • Accurately reports and interprets results.
    • Staffs with team members regarding impressions and recommendations.
    • Reports to agency staff/caregivers information as appropriate and responds to questions accurately to ensure coordinated care.


    • Completes documentation in EHR detailing background information, interview information, screening/assessment scores, interpretation, impressions and recommendations within the required timeframe. 
    • Documents information into other data systems, when instructed.
    • Documents billing information in a timely manner if required.

    Clinic Preparation:

    • Completes necessary clinic preparation prior to clinic including requesting records (i.e. school records, mental health records, etc.) and gathering demographic information.
    • Shares important information with other team members to ensure a quality evaluation.
      Additional Duties:
    • Completes additional clinical and programmatic requests timely. 
    • Keeps supervisor(s) updated on clinical and programmatic needs.
    • Provides coverage within the PACE department as needed.
    • Participates in other activities regarding improving the PACE program.

    May perform other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or Counseling
    • One (1) year of experience working with children and teens including internship sites
    • Must be licensed as Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW), Psychologist, or Licensed Psychological Examiner (LPE)

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Two (2) years of experience evaluating children and teens

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 


    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.



    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Occasionally
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Frequently
    Taste or smell: Never
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: None


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