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Mental Health Therapist, OHMG Behavioral Specialist


Position Summary

Orlando Health Medical Group is a comprehensive physician group serving patients from across the southeastern United States. With more than 200 practices and 1,200 physicians, Orlando Health Medical Group has a strong representation in over 55 specialties, including cardiology, vascular medicine, orthopedics, oncology, digestive health, neurology, neurosurgery, bariatric surgery, general surgery, bone marrow transplant and critical care medicine, as well as more than 30 pediatric subspecialties, women's health, primary care and the largest hospitalist

program in Florida.

Orlando Health Medical Group is part of the Orlando Health system of care, which includes 24 award-winning hospitals and ERs, 9 specialty institutes, 14 urgent care centers, 100+ primary care practices and more than 60 outpatient facilities that span Florida's east to west coasts and beyond. Collectively, we honor our 100-year legacy by providing care for more than 142,000 inpatient and 3.9 million outpatient visits each year.

Orlando Health is committed to providing you with benefits that go beyond the expected, with career-growing FREE education programs and well-being services to support you and your family through every stage of life. We begin your benefits on day one and offer flexibility wherever possible, so that you can be present for your passions. “Orlando Health Is Your Best Place to Work” is not just something we say, it's our promise to you

Position Summary

Work with patients to promote optimum mental and emotional health.

Orlando Health Medical Group Behavioral Specialist Department

****Located in Orlando Florida****


  • Develop comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment and clinical impressions responsive to age appropriate patients/family needs and concerns.
  • Differential diagnosis of mental/emotional disorders using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
  • Diagnose biopsychosocial functioning, disability and impairment for the age appropriate patient/family.
  • Develop treatment intervention plans with clinical impressions. The plan is diagnostically driven and outcomes focused with the patient/family and healthcare team.
  • Develop an effective working relationship with patient/family to engage, collaborate, advocate and problem solve in order to support and enhance their mental health strengths and functioning ability.
  • Utilizes differential diagnostic skills and employs various clinical treatment interventions included but are not limited to crisis intervention, solution focused therapy, individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy, grief and bereavement counseling, play therapy, sand tray therapy, EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy and mental status exams.
  • Initiate Baker Act.
  • Facilitate Marchman Act when appropriate.
  • Facilitates patient's psychosocial adjustment along the continuum of care and transition to next level of care.
  • Provide mental health education, information, consultation and professional support regarding patient/family needs to the healthcare team members and colleagues within the department.
  • Demonstrate initiative and leadership in developing mental health services which respond to patient care demands.
  • Identify practice based on continuous quality improvement.
  • Maintain an up-to-date, accurate and appropriate record of mental health activities in patients' medical chart, which does not violate confidentiality.
  • Meet department/hospital expectations of growth goals set forth by coaching plans.
  • Ability to perform independently and provide clinical practice in a health care setting.
  • Ability to supervise and participate in teaching within the department, hospital and community.
  • Care coordination responsibilities and related functions as appropriate for your patient population.
  • When appropriate for the clinical setting, must have subspecialty credentialing i.e., sexual abuse, EMDR, CAP, CBT.
  • Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
  • Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.
  • Maintain and enhance knowledge of human growth and development of the neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations through educational opportunities and meet expectations set forth by hospital and departmental standards.
  • Pursue opportunities for obtaining continuing education as set by department policy.
  • Involved in strengthening the community through participation in local, regional, state or national activities.



Master's degree.


Maintains Florida state (Chapter 491 Florida Statutes) licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.


Two (2) years of direct clinical experience preferable in a health or mental health setting with an emphasis on population to be served in the assigned area.