Professional Counselor (LPC) - SOM Psychiatry - FT

  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Jackson, MS - Main Campus
  • May 13, 2022
Full Time Counseling

Job Description


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Academics (Non-Faculty Only)


SOM-Psychiatry-Center for Advancement of Youth


Main Campus Jackson

Job Title:

Professional Counselor (LPC) - SOM Psychiatry - FT

Job Summary:

To provide patients and family members with psychosocial support and counseling needed to cope with issues which arise from various emotional or physical problems. To coordinate a variety of services including group therapy, crisis intervention, bereavement, client advocacy, referrals, prevention, education and implementation, and psychosocial assessments. To supervise undergraduate and graduate students and collaborate in the development and implementation of performance improvement initiatives.

Education & Experience

Master's degree in counseling or social work.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Mississippi

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; psychosocial methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders. Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions and for counseling and guidance. Verbal and written communication skills. Interpersonal skills. Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications. Ability to gather, record, and analyze data. Ability to assist individuals in recognizing and solving problems.


  • Conducts and documents detailed psychosocial assessments/evaluations to interpret social, environmental, and medical needs of the patient/family. Meets the needs of transplant applicants and donors and/or level ii evaluations to determine mental illness/mental retardation discharge needs. Documents according to departmental guidelines and standards, prepares reports and maintains records as needed.
  • Reassesses, monitors, and documents needs and interventions. Ensures that medical coverage is obtained by securing the appropriate documentation and materials. Evaluates the effectiveness of the plan of care and recommends alternative plans as needed.
  • Provides or supervises plan of care interventions to include resource and referral assistance, crisis intervention, prevention, education, patient advocacy, bereavement, therapy, and counseling as appropriate. Collaborates with the healthcare team and involves the patient and/or family in the development and implementation of plans.
  • Collaborates with other healthcare team members to facilitate the interdisciplinary care of patients and achievement of positive outcomes. Provides or supervises plan of care interventions to include resource and referral assistance. Recommends referrals and allocates community resources as appropriate.
  • Participates in performance improvement initiatives to include data collection and analysis, development and participation in continuing education programs, development and editing of policies and procedures, and serving on committees; prepares and maintains applicable reports and records. Attends and participates in staff, committee department and other administrative meetings as directed.
  • Maintains working knowledge of and liaison with community agencies; participate in area activities related to health and social services. Maintains a working knowledge of relevant medical/legal issues that impact on patient care (e.g. advance directives, child and elder abuse etc.) keep current with social work and health care developments and increase enhancement of job related knowledge..
  • Act as a liaison to financial counseling to assist patients in the application process for state assistance, charity care or other programs.
  • The duties listed are general in nature and are examples of the duties and responsibilities performed and are not meant to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Management retains the right to add or change duties at any time.

Physical and Environmental Demands
Requires occasional exposure to unpleasant or disagreeable physical environment such as high noise level and exposure to heat and cold, occasional handling or working with potentially dangerous equipment, occasional exposure to biohazardous conditions such as risk of radiation exposure, blood borne pathogens, fumes or airborne particles, and/or toxic or caustic chemicals which mandate attention to safety considerations, occasional working hours significantly beyond regularly scheduled hours, occasional travelling to offsite locations, occasional activities subject to significant volume changes of a seasonal/clinical nature, occasional work produced subject to precise measures of quantity and quality, frequent bending, occasional lifting and carrying up to 75 pounds, frequent climbing, frequent crouching/stooping, occasional driving, occasional kneeling, frequent pushing/pulling, frequent reaching, frequent sitting, frequent standing, frequent twisting, and frequent walking. (occasional-up to 20%, frequent-from 21% to 50%, constant-51% or more)

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Full time

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