Crisis Clinicians - Acute Services/ESP
Full and Part-Time, as well as Per-Diem - all shifts available!
To provide crisis intervention, consultation and level of care evaluations to all individuals and providers seeking services.
Essential Job Functions
- Follow and adhere to the policies and procedures of the Acute Care Division and the Brien Center.
- Maintain ethical and professional standards.
- Represent the Brien Center in a professional manner in all community contacts.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the Brien Center’s mission and community mental health principles.
- Flexibly respond to program needs.
- Work cooperatively with other staff and team members.
Clinical Duties/Patient Care:
- Treat patients and referral sources in a respectful and caring manner.
- Answer the phones and assist with triaging crisis calls and referrals.
- Provide a complete diagnostic assessment to include risk assessment, differential diagnosis, and level of care recommendations.
- Provide specialized assessment and intervention to children and families.
- Manage crisis situations and other crises as assigned.
- Coordinate, collaborate and communicate with Brien Center Colleagues, and other service organizations such as DMH, DSS, etc in the community.
- Provide clinical consultation and supportive services to patients in the clinics, hospital, schools or other places within Berkshire County.
- Provide case management and follow up services for patients evaluated by the Crisis Service as needed.
- Obtain authorization, utilization review, and collaborate with insurance companies as needed and/ or appropriate.
- Make referrals to guide the admission process to hospital, respite, detox, and outpatient levels of care.
- Assess patients who are referred from higher levels of care for appropriateness for Pomeroy admissions and to re-assess these patients on weekends and other times when the Adult CSU Coordinator is unavailable.
- Maintain clear and legible client records and complete documentation in a timely manner.
- Submit SAL’s and documentation at the end of each shift.
- Attend and participate in clinical supervision: at least on a bi-weekly basis.
- Attend staff meetings and agency trainings as scheduled.
- Attend provider meetings and case supervision with direct care/community providers as directed or assigned by the Program or Division Director.
- Provide clinical supervision and training to new employees as directed or assigned by the Program or Division Director.
- Provide clinical supervision and oversight to student interns as directed or assigned by the Program or Division Director.
- Cover shifts as assigned.
- Participate in program development and CQI/QA projects.
- Participate in case supervision.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- PhD, MSW or Master’s Degree in Psychology, Counseling, Psychiatric Nursing other equivalent graduate clinical degree.
- LCSW, LICSW, LMHC preferred
- 2-3 year’s clinical experience preferred.
- Must have valid drivers license.
- Excellent oral and presentation skills
- Leadership talent and ability to think quickly and determine and implement clinical decisions
- Working knowledge of computers.
- Knowledge of DSM IV
- Knowledge of community resources.