Covenant Health

Job Title
Therapist-SW Outpatient
Peninsula, a Division of Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name






Therapist-SW Outpatient- Sevier Clinic

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift


Peninsula Overview:

Peninsula, a division of Parkwest Medical Center, has set a new standard for effective, innovative and caring mental health services in East Tennessee. With a combined total of more than 75 years of experience, Peninsula has helped thousands of people recover from disorders and dependencies, and lead healthy, positive and productive lives.

Offering both inpatient and outpatient services for children, adolescents and adults, Peninsula is a leader in the changing healthcare environment. The hospital is located in Blount County, with outpatient centers in Knox, Blount, Loudon and Sevier Counties. Additionally, Peninsula offers care specifically designed for seniors with co-existing psychiatric and medical conditions at the Senior Behavioral Center located at Parkwest Medical Center. Peninsula is truly committed to improving the health of the people and communities it serves.


Sevier Clinic:                         

Our Sevierville outpatient clinic is located at 1104 Foxwood Drive in Sevierville, Tennessee, and is open Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am - 5:30 pm.  We provide mental health services for those experiencing psychiatric illnesses or symptoms. Our team of mental health professionals provide:

  • Psychiatry
  • Group, individual and family therapy
  • Care Coordination
  • Support Groups
  • Medication management
  • Assessment and referral services


Position Sumary:

Provides direct clinical services including psychiatric diagnostic evaluations, crisis assessment and intervention, individual, family and group psychotherapy under the supervision of a qualified licensed clinician. In addition, develop ability to utilize a variety of intervention techniques based on the diagnosis of patient and the dynamics of the family or group. Such services must be provided efficiently in a manner that is responsive to the needs of the patient and the goals of the organization.


  • Prepares psychiatric diagnostic evaluations including diagnostic impression on each patient seen for admission to outpatient services. Evaluates family dynamic and treatment needs.
  • Prepares comprehensive treatment plan based on assessed needs that recognizes and utilizes patient’s strengths.
  • Provides group, family or individual therapy in accordance with treatment plan.
  • Performs follow up in accordance with patient’s needs including timely contact with patients who miss appointments
  • Communicates with multidisciplinary team members and community professionals regarding patient issues or needs that impact on clients/consumers quality of care.
  • Provides crisis assessment and intervention, facilitates transfer to acute care when indicated.
  • Acts as liaison between outpatient clinic and inpatient facilities when clients are hospitalized.
  • Completes documentation and procedures for reimbursement of services in accordance with all policy and regulatory requirements.
  • Consistently meets target for service volumes.
  • Participates in quality improvement projects and task forces as directed.
  • Uses supervision constructively and applies recommendations made by supervisor to improve clinical work with patients and/or family members.
  • Attends in-services, community events, conferences, and all other meetings as required.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through in-service and continuing educational programs.
  • Maintains caseload and delivers appropriate service levels.
  • Performs utilization management functions as needed.
  • Participates in referral development and community relations activities as assigned.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education: Master’s degree in a behavioral health-related field from an accredited institution.


Minimum Experience:None specified; will accept any combination for formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job. Preference may be given to individuals with one (1) year clinical experience in the treatment of mental health consumers preferred.


Licensure Requirement: None


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