Tufts Medicine Bariatric Behavioral Therapist - Per Diem in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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Tufts Medicine Lowell General Hospital is seeking an experienced Per Diem Bariatric Behavioral Therapist at Center for Weight Management.
Hours: Per Diem
This position guides individuals on their weight loss journey by providing psychological support to patients before and after bariatric surgery. This role involves conducting assessments, developing personalized behavior modification plans, and facilitating coping strategies. Addresses emotional factors, eating behaviors, and body image issues, helping patients achieve long-term success. Counsels patients to adopt healthier habits, manage stress, and navigate challenges. Promotes sustainable lifestyle changes and ensuring patients' psychological well-being, contributing to improved post-operative outcomes and enhanced overall quality of life for those seeking weight loss solutions.
Minimum Qualifications :
Master’s or doctoral degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or another related field.
Valid license to practice as a mental health professional such as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Clinical Psychologist (Ph.D. or Psy.D.).
Three (3) years of relevant experience in providing behavioral therapy or counseling services.
Preferred Qualifications :
- National Bariatric Board Certification through AABC.
Duties and Responsibilities : The duties and responsibilities listed below are intended to describe the general nature of work and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.
Provides pre-surgical assessment to determine emotional and psychological readiness for Bariatric surgery.
Conducts pre-surgical interviews examining patient’s weight-loss history, mental health history, current mental health status.
Identifies educational needs for the patient pre and postoperative.
Provides the patient with a written plan that is collaborated by the patient and provider.
Performs emotional and psychological evaluations, psycho-education, counseling and written assessments in accordance with the code of ethics described by the American Psychological Association (APA) and American Counseling Association (ACA).
Reviews patient’s health history, initial assessment, nutritional evaluation and psychological interview prior to completing a report.
Participates and is prepared for weekly multidisciplinary meetings.
Collaborates with other disciplines in planning and coordinating patient care including patient treatments and activities to allow for optimal patient progress toward their weight management success.
Provides ongoing counseling support to post-surgical patients.
Facilitates workshops for postoperative patients promoting Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness, using a holistic approach, including cultural, religious, and psychosocial needs of the patient/group.
What We Offer:
Not only is Lowell General Hospital an exceptional place to work, offering a culture of recognizing and valuing employees, we provide amazing opportunities for our staff:
Competitive salaries & benefits
Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits that start on day one
403(b) retirement plan with company match
Clinical mobility tracks
Free on-campus parking
About Lowell General
For more than 125 years, Lowell General has served the Greater Lowell community with pride. We balance the first-rate care of a premier medical center with the warmth of a three-time Magnet®-recognized community hospital. As a member of our team, you’ll join over 3,000 dedicated care providers to offer complete, connected care, when and where patients need it most.
Tufts Medicine Lowell General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community healthcare to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Care at Home - an expansive home care network, and large integrated physician network. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org .