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Licensed Mental Health Clinician-Comprehensive Pain Program

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Job Ref:
Mental Health
Employment Type:
Full Time
Health Care Partner:
The University of Vermont Medical Center
192 Tilley Dr, South Burlington, VT
Complex Pain Mgmt Svc
Job Type:
Primary Shift:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hours per Week:
Weekend Needs:
Pay Rate:
$33.72 - $50.57 per hour

We are the heart and science of medicine.  We are UVM Medical Center. 


This person provides direct clinical mental health evaluation and individual and group psychotherapy to the patient population of individuals experiencing a sub-acute or acute mental health crisis. Included in these services are providing direct diagnosis and treatment to patients as well as case management duties such as: consultation with primary care and other referring providers in the community; assessment for admission; clinical evaluation and diagnosis of mental health disorders in conjunction with DSM and ICD 10 codes; coordination of services with Crisis and inpatient psychiatric providers if needed, prior to inpatient admission and in acute after care following discharge; both outside and internal to the Department of Psychiatry in this or other affiliates; daily/weekly case presentation at internal rounds; contact with significant collateral members of the patient support network; establishment of clinically appropriate post-treatment aftercare plan and contact with community providers/agencies/resources. Timely and accurate documentation is a must.

The mental health clinician is responsible for formulating the plan of care and coordinating treatment for the patient while in the program. The clinician is also responsible for treatment plan updates, after care planning and written documentation of the discharge plan, including all treatment interventions provided while the patient was in our care. Able to demonstrate professional flexibility and effectively coordinate high acuity patient care with multiple providers within and outside of our health network.

We are especially interested in applicants that can contribute to the diversity, equity and inclusion in the department, organization and network. We are interested in applicants who will advance our mission to promote cultural humility and a sense of belonging for every individual and community we serve.


Applicant must have a necessary education (Master’s degree minimum in a related field). Applicant must hold current State of Vermont, Clinical Mental Health Counselor License. A valid LCMHC license is required to apply for this position. Training or certification may be required in a specific area: Case Management, Group Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or Substance Use Treatment.


At least 3 years direct clinical experience post licensure in an acute or sub-acute mental health setting. A minimum 3 years direct experience post licensure providing individual, family and group psychotherapy

Training in acute crisis intervention

Training in suicide risk assessment and symptom reduction

Experience with co-occurring disorders (including substance use disorder and medical complications) and multi-axial diagnostic presentations

Familiarity with psychotropic medications and their role in treatment

Strong interpersonal and communication skills are necessary

Strongly Preferred: 

Training and experience in CBT/DBT approaches to acute mental health symptom reduction or alleviation.

Experience with addictive disorders and populations

Experience working with a multidisciplinary team

Additional clinical certifications and skills in specific clinical specialties are welcomed.


UVMMC is dedicated to our patients, providing the highest quality care for patients and their families. It is a mission that defines our culture, one of teamwork and collaboration. Every employee, whether they work directly in patient care or in a supporting role, has a hand in contributing to the wellness of the patient and the community.  



At UVMMC, we support our employees as passionately as we care for our patients. We offer a comprehensive, total compensation package that includes salary, health and wellness benefits, paid time off, and more.   

·         https://www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/health-careers/benefits    


·         What is it like working here?   

·         https://www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/health-careers/culture-and-work-environment    

·         Why Burlington, VT?   

·         https://www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/for-employees/health-careers/life-in-vermont/about-burlington   

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