Psychiatric Clinician

Northern Light Health | Bangor, ME, United States

Posted Date 6/03/2024

Postions are eligible for a $5,000.00 sign on bonus with a 1 year commitment to Acadia Hospital* (Inpatient Pediatric is offering $10,000 sign on w/ commitment)


Northern Light Acadia Hospital Pediatric Outpatient Therapy and Day Treatment Clinicians work within a fast-paced and dynamic environment as a key member of a multidisciplinary team conducting evaluations with psychiatrists and providing psychotherapy using individual, group and family therapy modalities to pediatric populations. They are skilled in establishing rapport and maintaining effective working relationships with diverse individuals, including patients, family members, and other providers. As enthusiastic learners, the clinicians actively pursue research and knowledge to ensure the delivery of evidence based, outcome-informed practice while adhering to key components of Acadia's outpatient treatment model. Acadia Hospital provides consistent and ready access to clinical and administrative supervision, a generous benefit package and financial support to encourage each clinician's professional development.


Northern Light Acadia Hospital also offers opportunities in Adult Therapy, Integrated Behavioral Health, & School Based services.

Check out what it is like working at Northern Light Acadia Hospital :

Position Summary:

Conducts psychiatric and psychosocial evaluations and plans/implements evidence-based therapeutic treatment in the form of individual, group and family therapy within assigned program setting to reduce psychiatric symptoms and improve functional capacity among patients.

Positions Supervised:

May provide supervision to bachelor’s and master’s-level students, bachelor-level employees and conditionally/fully licensed clinicians as assigned.


Active State of Maine LCSW/LMSW-CC/LCPC/LCPC-C or eligibility to obtain required.

Essential Functions:

  • Completes comprehensive, diagnostic evaluations by collecting data which enables the identification of potential therapeutic targets for active treatment.
  • Develops initial master treatment plan and updates in collaboration with the patient and within established timeframes that identify effective interventions to achieve outcomes, and accommodate the patient’s developmental level, motivation, health/spiritual beliefs, functional capabilities, and strengths.
  • Implements individual, group and family therapy interventions that are evidence-based and are consistent with service plan and developmental level and needs of patient to elicit therapeutic change.
  • Modifies interventions based on continual assessment of the patient’s response to treatment.
  • Articulates anticipated treatment outcomes that are patient oriented, evidence based, therapeutically sound, realistic, attainable and measurable.
  • Completes documentation that reflects evidence-based practices, active patient involvement in care, attention to objective outcomes and identification of any barriers to treatment progress.
  • Maintains a safe environment complying with NLH policies and procedures, reports and directly addresses environmental hazards and violations of patient safety policy and/or protocol when involved or observed.
  • Continually seeks to develop professionally by providing didactic clinician and interdisciplinary trainings within identified specialty areas.
  • Functions as an informal leader within program area and larger hospital by providing ongoing feedback to colleagues on evidence-based practices and outcome

Physical Requirements:

Visual acuity, color vision, hearing acuity, and tactile sensation are necessary to respond to patient response and requests. The ability to read and speak English, to communicate and document information. Must possess the manual dexterity and a degree of body strength and flexibility to respond to aggressive patient behavior. The ability to reach and stretch intermittently. Time may be spent sitting at a computer, collaborating with other healthcare team members. Standing and walking comprises some of the workday.

Northern Light Acadia Hospital:

Northern Light Acadia Hospital is an acute care, regional psychiatric hospital in Bangor, Maine that is a leader in the provision of tele-psychiatry services, including consultations to regional emergency departments and primary care practices. Northern Light Acadia Hospital offers innovative programming in the form of a behavioral home health, integrated behavioral healthcare in primary care practices, and a geriatric mood and memory clinic, which is involved in multiple clinical trials for promising Alzheimer's medications. The hospital is the sole corporate member of Northern Light Acadia Healthcare that provides a substance use disorder treatment program, case management services, and other outpatient mental health services in Penobscot, Waldo, and Knox counties. Northern Light Acadia Healthcare is the sole member of Restorative Health, LLC that operates an outpatient mental health clinic in Bangor. Northern Light Acadia Hospital is a member of Northern Light Health, an integrated statewide health delivery system that is raising the bar with no-nonsense solutions that are leading the way to a healthier future for our state. Northern Light Health offers a broad range of providers and services, including nine hospitals, primary care and specialty physician practices, long-term care, home health and hospice agencies, and emergency ground and air transport.

Bangor, Maine is a vibrant small city with easy access to Maine's spectacular coast, mountains, and lakes. Schools rank among New England's best with the flagship campus of the University of Maine located in the neighboring town of Orono. Bangor serves as the regional hub for medicine, the arts, and commerce. Bangor International Airport offers direct and one-stop service to most major destinations.

Equal Opportunity Employment:

We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

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