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Clinical Therapist/Psychologist (LCSW, LPC, PsyD, PhD) in Primary Care setting


Cherokee Health Systems seeks a therapist or psychologist for the following locations.

  • Alcoa, TN
  • Englewood, TN
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Lenoir City, TN
  • Memphis, TN 
  • Morristown, TN
  • Newport, TN
  • Talbott, TN

The therapist for these positions will provide assessment and intervention services in an integrated care enviroment. The ideal candidate will have interest in integrated primary care services and a mission to serve under served populations.

Ideal candidate will have the following skill set:

  • Great communication and collaboration skills
  • Enjoys being part of a integrated care team
  • Commitment in working with the underserved population
  • Comfortable working with severe and persistently mentally ill population
  • Offer flexibility 
  • ​Excellent working knowledge of behavioral medicine and evidence-based treatments for medical and mental health conditions.
  • Ability to work through brief patient contacts as well as to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions. 
  • Should be comfortable with the pace of primary care, working with an interdisciplinary team, and have strong communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of psycho-pharmacology
  • Ability to design and implement clinical pathways and protocols for treatment of selected chronic conditions.

Education & Experience: Masters Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or PhD/Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

Certificates and Licenses: Licensed in the State of Tennessee as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), LPC, or a Licensed Psychologist.

SUMMARY: Provide behavioral health consultation utilizing a team based model to children, adolescents, adults and families in order to improve psychosocial functioning.

RESPONSIBILITIES Include the following.

  • Provide comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of behavioral health clients.

  • Provide effective treatment planning and assisting clients in successfully achieving goals.

  • Evaluate crisis situations and apply appropriate interventions.

  • Actively participate in meetings that support Cherokee’s integrated health care model to provide comprehensive care for clients.

  • Assist in the detection of “at risk” patients and development of plans to prevent further psychological or physical deterioration.

  • Assist the primary care team in developing care management processes such as the use of guidelines, disease management techniques, case management, and patient education to improve self-management of chronic disease.

  • Provide assessment, consultation, and brief intervention for psychological/psychiatric problems and/or disorders.

  • Teach patients, families, and staff care, prevention, and treatment enhancement techniques.

  • Monitor the site’s behavioral health program, identifying problems related to patient services and making recommendations for improvement.

  • Participates in Quality Improvement (QI), Quality Assurance (QA) and Continuous Quality Improvement Activities (CQI) as appropriate.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Excellent benefits! 
Full time positon (40 hours per week)
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00

Cherokee Health Systems provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or genetics.​

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