The position works with the mental health programs and functions of the Tulane Center for Sport and will assist with the mental health programing for Tulane University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. The primary responsibility is clinical management. Duties include: patient assessment, treatment planning and coordination, and ongoing program monitoring and development. The position must interface successfully with university resources such as Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine, the Center for Sport Director, Tulane University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics administrators, and other academic departments and entities as needed to address the needs of the student-athlete and their family. The successful candidate must utilize the appropriate tools for communication and data analysis to support patient care, to enhance interoffice and intra-office communications, and to maintain confidentiality and the requirements of HIPAA.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 1. Clinical Services: provides psychotherapy (individual, crisis, and group) to Tulane students; performs walk-in and consultation evaluations, conducts treatment planning and offers referrals (as needed) for Tulane students; manages caseload to insure timely access for new clients; communicates with collateral parties when appropriate and with student’s consent, such as parents, faculty, and administrators; ensures up-to-date knowledge of clinic policies and procedures, as well as discusses situations when questions about clinical or operations issues emerge; demonstrates ongoing ability to quickly formulate and effectively discuss student cases; conducts treatment in response to the individual needs of each student and practices within professional and personal scope of competence; implements appropriate case disposition to internal or external services, based on student needs and resources and clinic capacity; carries an appropriate treatment caseload, including individual therapy cases and leading and/or co-leading groups and workshops when appropriate, and takes responsibility for ongoing monitoring and management of case assignments; assists with complex, problematic situations, including crisis consultations and hospitalizations; documents timely and accurate patient records in the EHR; maintains professional standards of mental health care delivery, including ethical and legal issues; seeks consultations with colleagues and supervisors on clinical and procedural matters when questions or uncertainty arise; and takes responsibility for professional development and effectiveness, including seeking additional supervision/training if necessary, to ensure ongoing integrity and a constructive approach in dealing with clients and colleagues. (65%) 2. Community Engagement: provides consultative assistance to the Tulane community and Campus Partners regarding mental health as needed; represents the Tulane Athletics at campus events, including weekend parent and student orientation sessions, off-hours outreach and workshop opportunities, etc.; uses good judgment in communicating about mental health with University constituencies; forms positive working relationships with Campus Partners and others within Student Affairs and throughout the University Community; demonstrates willingness to be a Tulane Athletics representative and campus presence at a variety of events as needed; and exhibits consistent follow through with consultation and outreach responsibilities commitments. (10%) 3. Protection of Patient Privacy and Health Information: complies with all Tulane University Campus Health privacy and policy procedures; protects all Confidential Health Information in any form including spoken, written, or electronic form. It will never be given, nor confirmed to anyone who is not authorized under the TUCH or Tulane Athletics policies or applicable law to receive such information; limits the use, disclosure, and requests of confidential health information to the minimum amount of information necessary to accomplish the purpose of the use, disclosure, or request; reports promptly any concern or known violation of TUCH or Tulane Athletics privacy and policy procedures; and completes all required privacy trainings by the requested deadline. 4. Leadership and Collaboration: demonstrates willingness and ability to take a leadership role when appropriate; employs empathy, respect and constructive engagement, and explores ways of cultivating resilience, positivity and appreciation among other staff; collaborates and shares information with other groups or departments across Tulane Athletics, Campus Health and the University; embraces continuous learning and self-development; maintains a level of consistency in leadership practices; and oversees specific Tulane Athletics functions such as coordinating or leading group, community engagement, training, or committee functions, as needed. (5%) 5. Quality Improvement: performs according to Tulane Athletics Department standards, informed by regular review of Policies & Procedures.; maintains active licensure and credentialing, including through pursuing continuing education as outlined by licensing bodies and per discipline’s best practices and peer review activities (where appropriate to role); and contributes to Continuous Quality Improvement initiatives by providing appropriate input and data, and revising practices, as required. (5%) 6. Emergency Preparation and Response: serves as a member of the department and/or divisional crisis response teams and/or the University’s Essential Personnel, as needed; carries out activities detailed in the All Hazards Plan; participates/contributes in annual review of emergency processes and procedures; maintains departmental emergency equipment and supplies; assists with coordination/support of department operations during emergency; attends training to maintain knowledge of emergency response protocols; adheres to federal, state, and local regulatory requirements to maintain safety and emergency protocols; and participates in regularly scheduled drills to maintain safety procedures and university protocols. (5%) 7. Performs other duties as requested or required, whether or not specifically mentioned in this job description. (5%)
Required Education and/or Experience
Master's Degree in Counseling with current PLPC or LPC license
One year of clinical experience
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to protect confidentiality and meet all ethical standards associated with the practice of psychology within a university counseling center context
Strong case formulation, assessment and treatment skills, including the ability to understand transference and countertransference in working clinically with a diversity of clients, issues and levels of impairment
Outstanding oral and written communication skills, able to dialogue effectively with a wide range of students, faculty and staff
Ability to effectively utilize an electronic medical records system
Ability to take the lead when appropriate, both administratively and clinically
Ability to collaborate collegially with a multidisciplinary staff, both within the CC and throughout the University community
Knowledge of developmental trends and concerns of undergraduates, as well as graduate and professional students
Ability to engage in an ongoing pursuit of self-knowledge and understanding of own personal factors affecting clinical work
Training and interest in working with multicultural issues and students with diverse identities
Experience in developing and delivering case management to high profile athletes and their families.
Experience working with university students in a college counseling setting
Training and experience working with substance abuse issues, mental health rehabilitation, and complex medical and neurological conditions.
In order to be considered for the position, candidate are required to apply for IRC19891 via the Tulane University employment website https://jobs.tulane.edu/position/IRC19891). The position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED.
Internal Number: IRC19891
About Tulane University
Founded in 1834, Tulane is one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the United States. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, we take pride in being a part of this select group of 62 universities with “pre-eminent programs of graduate and professional education and scholarly research.” Our schools and colleges offer undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in the liberal arts, science and engineering, architecture, business, law, social work, medicine and public health and tropical medicine. With a seventeen-sport program that competes in the American Athletic Conference, Tulane Athletics is on the rise, boasting one of the oldest and most storied athletics programs in the Southeast, and indeed the nation.