Catholic Health Initiatives THERAPIST-MENTAL HEALTH Psych Associates (1.0) CHI Health Immanuel in OMAHA, Nebraska

THERAPIST-MENTAL HEALTH Psych Associates (1.0) CHI Health Immanuel


CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska and southwest Iowa. For more information, visit online at

Job Summary/Essential Duties:

  • Evaluates and assesses the bio-psycho-social needs of patients.

  • Assists in determining the most appropriate level of care for the patient, and makes appropriate referrals when indicated.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the most current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM)

  • Conducts a risk assessment as part of every initial assessment/evaluation.

  • Develops comprehensive treatment plans in accordance with policy and procedures.

  • Demonstrates and documents appropriate referral practices, including referrals to treating physician for Axis III diagnosis.

  • Assists in maintaining currency of patient demographics and insurance information as necessary.

  • Completes assessment documentation within 24 hours of assessment.

  • Documentation reflects progress toward goals as established in the treatment plan.

  • Actively participates in clinical and peer supervision to ensure quality of care and professional performance standards.

  • Utilize expertise to assist in the development and implementation of policy and procedures and identifies opportunities for staff development.

  • Will ensure proper authorizations are obtained for patients.

  • Completes time sheets on a daily basis and submits for processing.

  • Completes assigned tasks within established budgeted hours.

Hours: Monday - Friday 8a-5p




Preferred: 2 years of progressive experience in a mental health/addiction recovery or related field.


Required: A minimum of a Master’s degree from an accredited educational institution in Counseling, Social Work, Nursing or other related behavioral health field. Must have a current license/certification in one of the following areas:

Licensed Mental Heath Practitioner (LMHP) in Nebraska

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Iowa.

Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) in Iowa

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in Iowa

Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in Iowa

Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Iowa

Certified Master Social Worker (CMSW)

Certified Social Worker (CSW)

Licensed as a Psychologist in Nebraska or Iowa

Licensed Independent Mental Heath Practitioner (LIMHP) in Nebraska

**License must be held in the state you provide services.

**The outpatient clinic settings will not accept the provisional license.


Must possess strong knowledge of mental health and chemical dependency; knowledge of the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual criteria and appropriate treatment planning for the various diagnostic categories; ability to determine appropriate level of care and triage patients accordingly; basic knowledge of managed care/EAP services and requirements; ability to process and complete charting tasks in a timely manner; knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and professional standards; strong knowledge of the principles of growth and developmental needs across the lifespan; good communication skills (verbal and written); demonstrates personal traits of a high level of motivation; team orientation; professionalism; trust; integrity and places a high value on treating others with dignity and respect.

Job Mental Health (Non-Nursing)


Daily Schedule M-F 8a-5p

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0122505