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Therapist Bullet Points Pot

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Therapist Bullet Points Pot

  1. 1. Our Mission Statement“Lone Star Circle of Care is committed to the energetic and steadfast pursuit of quality, accessible and sustainable primary health care for Central Texas residents, focusing on the uninsured and underserved.”<br />
  2. 2. Positive Aspects of Practice <br /><ul><li>Our clients
  3. 3. Collaboration
  4. 4. Ease of Consultation w/Psychiatrists
  5. 5. Supportive Relationships Between Providers
  6. 6. Benefits: Salary, Continuing Education
  7. 7. Partnership with TAMU </li></li></ul><li>Growth/Planning <br /><ul><li>Our “role” in the organization:
  8. 8. Stakeholders vs. Staff
  9. 9. Having a voice/inclusion in decision making, in </li></ul> setting goals and in department growth<br /><ul><li>Inclusion= Ownership</li></ul> = Job Satisfaction<br /> = A Positive Impact on Patient Care <br />
  10. 10. Intakes<br /><ul><li>Intakes are a major area of concern.
  11. 11. Obtaining comprehensive information within a realistic time frame
  12. 12. Adult Intakes vs. Child/Family/Couples Intakes
  13. 13. Intake Scheduling/Improved Time Utilization & Documentation </li></li></ul><li>Best Practice Issues <br /><ul><li>Industry Standards vs. LSCC “Setting the Standard”
  14. 14. Defining “growth”-</li></ul> Shorter Sessions/Increased Encounters Only?<br /> Maintaining “quality” of services?<br />Meeting the needs of severely mentally ill patients and caregivers? <br /> <br />
  15. 15. Best Practice Issues <br />LSCC Behavioral Health is:<br /><ul><li>UNIQUE
  16. 16. Outpatient based
  17. 17. Integrated within “primary” health </li></ul>care delivery system<br /><ul><li>Limited within a specific scope of practice</li></li></ul><li>Best Practice Issues <br />Appointment Policies:<br /><ul><li>No Show Patients and Transfers to Other </li></ul> Therapists<br /><ul><li>Limiting Services To Non-Compliant </li></ul> Patients<br />
  18. 18. Best Practice Issues<br /><ul><li>Therapists Providing Administrative Support for Behavioral Health
  19. 19. Prioritizing Documentation, Patient Contact, Care Coordination Duties</li></li></ul><li>Best Practices<br /><ul><li>“Clear” roles/responsibilities of therapists
  20. 20. Impact on Hiring & Retention
  21. 21. Therapists direct participation in revising job roles/responsibilities</li></li></ul><li>Improving Practice <br /><ul><li>Making changes in EMR to improve documentation (on-going)
  22. 22. Ensuring adequate time for documentation, patient and community contact/care coordination
  23. 23. Inclusion of therapists in planning and goal setting for Behavioral Health (on-going)
  24. 24. Addressing issues of burn-out/staff retention (on-going)</li>

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