Covenant Health

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Peninsula, a Division of Parkwest Medical Center
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Therapist, Knox 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.

Knox Clinic 

This clinic is located at 1451 Dowell Springs Blvd in Knoxville, Tennessee and is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  We provide mental health services for those experiencing psychiatric illnesses or symptoms. Our team of mental health professionals provide:

  • Psychiatry
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Office based Opioid Treatment
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • Group, individual and family therapy
  • Care Coordination
  • Support Groups
  • Medication management

Position Summary:

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.


If you have any questions please contact Recruiter: Jennifer Gordon || 865-374-8107 || JGORDON2@COVHLTH.COM


  • Provides group, family or individual therapy in accordance with assessed needs.
  • Communicates with multidisciplinary team members and community professionals regarding patient issues or needs that impact on quality of care.
  • Acts as liaison between outpatient clinic and inpatient facilities when clients are hospitalized.
  • Prepares psychosocial assessment including diagnosis on each patient seen for intake. Evaluates family dynamic and treatment needs.
  • Provides clinical data obtained from intake and develops the treatment plan in conjunction with other members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Assist the Clinical Supervisor with providing clinical direction/supervision to staff regarding clinical aspects of treatment, including strategies with individual patients.
  • Assists with crisis assessments and facilitation of acute care when indicated.
  • 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.
  • Maintains provider status with all applicable third party payers and works with credentialing staff to increase the number of provider panels.
  • Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends.
  • Assists with maintaining established clinic policies and procedures, and quality, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Maintains caseload and delivers appropriate service levels.
  • Performs utilization management functions as needed.
  • Participates in referral development and community relations activities as assigned.
  • 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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