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Clinical - Therapist

Nashville, TN, USA Req #264
Friday, July 28, 2023
Vertava Health is a leading national behavioral healthcare system for mental health and substance use disorders, providing a full continuum of services based on the individuals' varying needs at different times in their health and recovery journey. We apply evidence-based treatment modalities at every level of care and embed digital health tools to enhance and amplify clinical outcomes. With a growing list of Joint Commission accredited inpatient and outpatient locations across the country, a virtual care platform and a national network of healthcare providers, Vertava Health pioneers care that empowers people so that they can live out their best future.

Vertava Health 

Job Description 




JOB TITLE: Therapist 

REPORTS TO: Lead Therapist 


EMPLOYEE LEVEL: 3 (Exempt – No Direct Reports) 

COMPENSATION: $50,000-66,000 



OVERVIEW: As a Therapist at Vertava Health, you will have a primary role in the planning and delivery of evidence based treatment to a cohort of adult and/or adolescent patients with behavioral health disorders. You will conduct therapeutic sessions with individuals, groups, and families. You will use your understanding of different therapy modalities; motivational interviewing (MI); and the tenets of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to help patients progress towards their goals and live out their best future. 


You will work closely with counselors, case managers, and the entire treatment team in a supportive, team-based approach that models collaborative, solution-based problem solving, and authentic communication.  





  • Conduct comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessments with newly admitted patients  

  • Assess and document risk of harm to self or others 

  • Develop a treatment plan with patient-specific goals, interventions, and timeframes  

  • Collaborate with treatment team to plan appropriate aftercare 

  • Conduct individual therapy sessions with patients 

  • Lead process groups on a range of topics related to addiction, recovery, and wellbeing 

  • Facilitate family sessions  

  • Develop and lead specialty groups or sessions unique to your interests and expertise 

  • Leverage de-escalation skills to ensure patient safety and reduce AMA risk 

  • Maintain and promote healthy boundaries  

  • Promote and protect each patient’s independence, privacy, dignity, and emotional and physical well being 

  • Complete progress notes for individual, group, and family sessions 

  • Update treatment plans to reflect patient progress and challenges 

  • Capture any safety concerns and interventions or referrals initiated 

  • Document all clinical assessments as required 

  • Learn and follow company-established policies and procedures 

  • Remain current with all required trainings and certifications 

  • Receive biweekly supervision  

  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor 

  • Practice respectful, compassionate, supportive communication with patients and colleagues 

  • Other duties as assigned 




  • No direct supervisory responsibilities.  



  • Master’s degree required 

  • Experience in addiction and mental health 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

  • Desire to work collaboratively with diverse team and patient population. 

  • The ideal candidate is compassionate, professional, organized, and efficient. 




  • State Certification 


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical Demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  


  • The employee must occasionally lift and / or move up to 25 lbs.  

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk; hear.  

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use close vision to see computer monitors and read documents. 


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  


  • Work environment is indoors and climate controlled. Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. 


Note: Nothing in this job specification restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities as necessary. Critical features of this job are described under various headings above. They may be subject to change at any time due to a reasonable accommodation or other reasons.  The above statements are strictly intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees in this position.  



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  • Nashville, TN, USA