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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Primary Therapist, 3p-11:30p in Decatur, Georgia


JOB DESCRIPTION: Performs work at an advanced, specialized, and independent level. Provides intensive casework with individual, family and marital therapy. Provides group therapy and diagnostic evaluations and interprets complex psychosocial factors to a variety of psychiatric and addition patients. Relates accepted theories of psychiatry/psychology to practice situations. Requires instruction only in highly complex, new or specialized methods or procedures. Assesses the particular needs of psychiatric and addiction patients and their families when appropriate to the patient's treatment. Assesses conflicts and problems leading to complaints and symptoms that bring individuals to inpatient/outpatient psychiatric/addiction treatment. Provides emergency assessment of potential patients in need of inpatient hospitalization or other appropriate alternatives. Conducts assigned groups and therapy sessions with patients and/or their families and documents per policy. Makes referral to aftercare group therapy for former patients. May conduct therapy sessions for Partial Hospitalization day or evening program or evening Aftercare groups. Ensures that clear treatment plans are concisely written in the patient charts. Writes follow-up progress notes on each patient chart at the completion of each activity or therapeutic exchange as observed, case annotations and entries. Completes all program discharge and aftercare document forms on or before discharge date. Requires instruction only in highly complex, new or specialized methods or procedures. Performs work at an advanced, specialized and independent level. Maintains confidentiality of department and employee information according to established procedures with no breaches and/or errors. Ensures the security of the department files at the end of each work day to protect confidential information. Participates in team staffing on a daily basis. Makes team aware of pertinent information gleaned from interaction with patients and/or their families.


  • Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field and LCSW, LMSW, LMFT, LMHC or LPC.

  • Three years of experience in a psychiatric setting or internship served at an Emory Healthcare facility.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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Division Emory Decatur Hospital

Campus Location Decatur, GA, 30033

Campus Location US-GA-Decatur

Department DEC-Psych Admin

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 90628

Job Category Behavioral Health, Counseling & Clergy

Schedule 3p-11:30p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

Emory Healthcare is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices and decisions. Emory Healthcare prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age (40 and over), disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.