Mental Health Professional

Posted Date 1 month ago(6/18/2021 6:11 PM)
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Position Type
Regular Full-Time
ICE BHSL WFC Clinical Team OP
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Positions available in both Central and Northwest Arkansas

This posting will be used to fill multiple positions


The Mental Health Professional (MHP) at the Psychiatric Research Institute provides direct clinical services, including but not limited to, diagnostic assessment, individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, collateral intervention, and crisis intervention to patients [Clinical services are provided in the office].  S/He must meet a clinical productivity/service access expectation as set by the supervisor and the department and completes clinical and administrative processes and documentation in compliance with relevant policies and procedures. 


This particular position is for the AR Connect urgent behavioral ehealth response to the Covid-19 crisis.  All sessions are conducted via telephone or video.


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.


Provides direct clinical services:

These include but are not limited to diagnostic assessment, individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, collateral intervention, and crisis intervention. This includes mandated reporting in compliance with legal and professional standards and guidelines. Provides Psychological Testing, if licensure allows, that is consistent with permission of their Professional State Licensure. 


Completes clinical and administrative processes and documentation:

In compliance with Medicaid, insurance, Joint Commission, program, and departmental policies and procedures. This may include participation in administrative tasks such as medical record reviews, treatment outcomes projects, and program development projects in addition to direct-service-related documentation. Works with administrative support and utilization management staff as needed to facilitate scheduling, prior and continuing review authorization of services, and transfer/referral of clients to other programs as needed.


May perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field
  • Current and valid Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) from Arkansas Professional Board
  • Ability to pass CPI Certification if required
  • Ability to pass Child Abuse and Neglect Registry check, State Police background check, and drug test
  • Ability to pass TB screening

The ideal candidate will hold a Master's Degree in Social Work and Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) from Arkansas Professional Board


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.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Physical Requirements

Stand: Occasionally
Sit: Frequently
Walk: Occasionally
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Never
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 10 lbs or less
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
Talk: Frequently
Hear: Continuously
Taste or smell: Never
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Office Environment
Noise Level: Quiet
Visual Requirements: Near visual acuity
Hazards: None


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