What does a Clinician do?

Clinicians are healthcare providers who deal directly with patients and whose responsibilities vary depending upon their job title. They can be medical assistants, doctors, counselors, or psychiatrists. They provide health care and treatment to patients with varying ailments or conditions and provide support to prevent disease. They are medical professionals in various settings, including registered nurses and mental health clinicians.

Clinicians document the patient's medical history and use and maintain medical equipment. They give diagnostic tests, observe vitals, and provide a prognosis from treatment progress. Their general responsibilities pertain to diagnosing illness and administering treatment to patients. If diagnosing a mental illness, clinicians work with the patient to create customized treatment plans based upon their needs. Clinicians need a minimum bachelor's degree in a pre-medical subject, and some have completed Registered Nurse certification. Other positions require an M.D. degree.

What responsibilities are common for Clinician jobs?
  • Support team for scheduling and client service with extended hours.
  • Ensure that the program reporting and evaluation are completed.
  • Conduct a full and ongoing assessment utilizing the program specific protocol.
  • Communicate in a professional and respectful manner with parents, clients and staff.
  • Maintain awareness of and ensure adherence to applicable standards regarding privacy.
  • Prepare exam and treatment rooms with necessary instruments.
  • Assess patient needs and provide appropriate support and referral.
  • Provide patient safety in all aspects of the dept. environment.
  • Evaluation of clinical outcome measures, data review and trial startup activities.
  • provide input into development of core curriculum and training.
  • Conduct thorough clinical assessments and treatment plans for services.
  • Build trusting relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Current knowledge to coordinate treatment planning and case management for assigned clients.
  • Demonstrate ability to develop treatment plan and summary based on participants needs.
  • Support onboarding of new team members and precepts as applicable.
  • Coordinate and supervise project management initiatives as requested.
What are the typical qualifications for Clinician jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in counseling, nursing, or information technology, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with SCCS, and HIPAA protocols and processes.
  • Demonstrated leadership and problem solving skills.
  • Comfortable running intakes and motivational interviews.
  • Strict attention to detail and adaptability.
  • A professional at all times with sound time management and advocacy skills.
  • Prior experience as a consultant.
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Clinician make?

$65,078 /yr
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“I was proud to work with so many dedicated and committed people who truly cared about the well”

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“Top notch APRNs & psychiatrists (and I've been in this field 20 years).”

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Jun 29, 2020

“If you are well organized and have a good case load it is very doable however.”

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Dec 29, 2021

“I worked overnight so that was a problem but other than that everything was great.”

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May 25, 2022

“Hopefully you have a good area manager because Kelsey stokes is a real piece of work.”

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Jan 26, 2022

“Team was amazing and got to work with great Clients”

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Dec 22, 2021

“Less pay and way to university is not good”

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Jan 16, 2022

“There is little room for career advancement because you have to be on the job a non”

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