LCSW Licensed Professional Counselor Functional GI Disorders

Location: Pennsylvania (remote within PA)

SideBy Care delivers whole-person care to help patients discover root causes of functional GI disorders (FGID) and personalized coaching to achieve long-term health. 

 

Prioritizing the gut-brain connection and providing access to an expert team of registered dietitians, gut-brain therapists, and care coordinators, we support patients with regular care team visits, educational videos, plus personalized care plan and coaching.

 

SideBy Care leverages scalable technology & behavioral science-backed approaches to uncover root causes and promote lifelong health. We understand the complexities and challenges associated with FGID because we have been there ourselves. This combination of experience and expertise has culminated in a purpose built, personalized, and patient-first care program that offers guidance, support, empathy, and improved outcomes for those we serve.

 

We are seeking a part-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) to join our team as a Gut-brain Therapist. They will provide direct patient care for adults living with functional GI disorders (like IBS), collaborate with a multidisciplinary team, and participate in the refinement of the SideBy Care approach to care delivery.The ideal candidate is skilled in providing psychological services to patients with GI conditions and associated behavioral health concerns and consulting with medical providers.

 

NOTE: This is a Part-Time Position and while remote, you must be located and licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.

 

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

 

In this role, you will:

As part of our integrated team, you will implement SideBy Care’s Gut-Brain therapy program to help patients with functional GI disorders to reduce their symptoms, create new health beliefs and behaviors, and develop new coping strategies to manage stressApply brain-gut psychotherapy interventions (primarily CBT) and other clinical therapy interventions as needed via telehealth appointments according to SideBy Care’s GI specific protocolsAssess patient eligibility for SideBy Care program participation given its unique holistic approach and virtual delivery model Collaborate with medical providers, GI-focused dietitians, and leadership to build and maintain a cohesive, patient-focused environment.At times, provide education related to the provision of gut-brain interventions to partnered medical providers, patient support groups, and community education forums (as needed). Assist in creating patient education materials.Maintain clinical and coding knowledge in an evolving healthcare environment. Document appropriately and in a timely manner in EHR.Serve as a strong patient advocate and a role model for patient careEngage in continuous education to stay informed about the latest treatment modalities for functional GI disorders.Identify and suggest opportunities for improvement that ensure patient safety and quality outcomesPrioritize flexibility in your “virtual clinic” schedule to maximize patient access to appointments and meet productivity targets

Qualifications

EducationMaster’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, or a related field from an accredited institution.Licensure/Certification  Current LCSW or LPC license in PennsylvaniaExperienceExperience in the provision of evidence-based treatments (such as CBT, MI, ACT, BA, biofeedback)Experience providing gut-brain specific therapies to functional GI patientsApplicants without direct experience in providing gut-brain therapies may be considered if they have strong skills in applying CBT protocols for other health conditions as well as very strong understanding in the gut-brain connection (the ability to explain this to patients is a core skill).

Competencies Required

KnowledgeKnowledge of key psychological diagnostic and therapeutic principles, practices and techniques.Strong understanding of the GI system, gut-brain connection, and basic knowledge of the primary treatments for functional GI disorders. Up to date knowledge of regulatory and licensing requirements, including documentation standards, coding, billing and use of medical terminology.Skills and abilitiesDemonstrates interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with patients, physicians, and team members. Is professional and respectful in all forms of communication and correspondence.Proficient in an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and with remote platforms for telehealth.Shows strong initiative, good judgment, and informed decision making to achieve organizational objectives.Has an uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and puts patients first.Maintains strict confidentiality of personnel, fiscal, and health information.Likes to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment with rapidly changing patient care needs.Comfort in working with medical professionals and allied health.

 

Part-Time Benefits:

Competitive salary commensurate with experienceFlexible scheduling options to support work-life balanceProfessional development opportunitiesSupportive team environment

 

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and any relevant certifications or licenses. Have questions? Please contact us at [email protected]. In your cover letter, please highlight any experience with functional GI disorders and your approach to integrative patient care. 

SideBy Care is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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