Gender Health Licensed Clinician- Part Time

Date: May 15, 2024

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46207

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Hospital  

Req ID:  19056 

 

Schedule: Part Time 

Shift: Days 

 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 333-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus including at a network of Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.

 

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FLSA Status

Exempt

Job Role Summary

The Gender Health Licensed Clinician completes program intakes/biopsychosocial evaluations (BPSE) of transgender and gender-diverse clients to develop an integrated diagnostic summary. This position provides a variety of individual therapeutic interventions and is familiar with best practices for effective psychotherapy This position has a comprehensive understanding of the risks/benefits of gender-affirming care, including hormone therapy and surgery.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Proactively contributes to Eskenazi Health's mission: Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve with special emphasis on the vulnerable population of Marion County
  • Models Eskenazi Health's values
  • Licensed Clinicians perform their functions more independently due to having obtained licensure in the State of Indiana
  • Completes biopsychosocial evaluation (BPSE) of transgender clients; integrating information gathered by the team and developing the integrated diagnostic summary
  • Evaluates readiness for readiness for hormone replacement therapy and/or surgery
  • Completes comprehensive sexual health history
  • Assesses and diagnoses coexisting mental health concerns and distinguishes these from gender dysphoria
  • Assesses current psychosocial stability
  • Assesses for co-occurring substance abuse
  • Assesses patient's ability for informed consent and understanding of risks/benefits of planned surgery
  • Helps create after-care plan
  • Provides care to stabilize coexisting mental health/substance abuse issues
  • Identifies barriers to care and assists in linking transgender clients to appropriate resources and services to overcome barriers
  • Has comprehensive understanding of the risks/benefits of hormone replacement therapy and gender-affirming surgery
  • Communicates clearly between mental health, medical, and surgical members of the treatment team and completes a letter according to the Standards of Care for the PCP and/or surgeon
  • Prepares treatment plans for transgender clients based upon the BPSE and in consultation with the treatment team
  • Manages a caseload of transgender clients by identifying therapeutic, rehabilitative and case management needs; engages other team members in meeting these needs as may be indicated
  • Performs a variety of individual, family and group therapeutic interventions for transgender clients, and is familiar with best practices for a variety of client populations, including transgender clients
  • Evaluates and updates the treatment plan at intervals determined by guidelines, (including WPATH), consulting with transgender client, family and team in this process
  • Acts as an advocate for the transgender client in meeting their needs
  • Completes documentation of activities and written reports in an accurate and timely manner, including letters of referral for hormone replacement therapy, both top and bottom gender reassignment surgery
  • Continuously evaluates transgender clients' mental status, reporting progress to the team and treating psychiatrist
  • Identifies community resources and assists transgender clients in their access to these resources
  • Provides indirect service to external agencies and community through consultation and education
  • Interprets and applies service and billing procedures according to client needs; completes billing according to guidelines for timeliness and accuracy
  • Alters activities/behaviors to reflect and ensure adequate care which is appropriate to the age of the clients served
  • Serves as a clinical resource for less experienced staff

Do I Qualify?

  • Master's degree in human service field and licensed in clinical work (LCSW, LMFT, LMHC)
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience providing clinical mental health services
  • State licensed for independent practice
  • Valid Indiana driver’s license
  • Experience working with LGBTQ+ clients, and specifically gender-diverse clients, is strongly preferred

 

 

 

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named as one of Indiana’s best employers by Forbes magazine for two consecutive years and the top hospital in the state for community benefit by the Lown Institute, Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana and Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center, the first community mental health center in Indiana, just to name a few.

 


Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis