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Website Memorial Health

Overview
Conducts mental health assessments for persons seeking emergency psychiatric services a hospital setting. Assesses needs and makes referrals to local and state psychiatric treatment services and agency crisis residential services depending upon appropriate level of care. Assesses and processes SASS and CHIPS referrals and other program referrals as they arise.

Qualifications
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or closely related human service field from accredited university is required.
  • Completion of clinical practicum is required.
  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or closely related human service field from accredited university is preferred.

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

  • Illinois licensure as LCPC or LCSW is preferred.
  • Must possess valid Illinois driver’s license and must be deemed as an acceptable driver in accordance with the MHS Fleet Safety Policy (five year MVR will be required).

Experience:

  • Previous experience is preferred.

Responsibilities

  1. Develop initial preliminary assessment data including clients presenting problems, mental status, relevant psychiatric, medical and developmental histories to make decisions regarding diagnosis (according to DSM-V) categorizations and/or to provide information and make appropriate referrals to other treatment resources in the community.
  2. Provide direct service intervention for emergency clients.
  3. Implement crisis or pre-crisis intervention procedures with potentially suicidal, homicidal, or severely disabled clients. Make appropriate referrals to consulting psychiatrists or inpatient psychiatric facilities to prevent further destabilization.
  4. Coordinate referrals for emergency psychiatric assessments.
  5. Interview collateral contacts, previous and current treatment professionals, and significant others, to further establish a database for assessment and ongoing treatment plan as needed.
  6. Conduct screenings and facilitates referrals from local hospitals, other agencies and/or internal programs to the state psychiatric facility (AMMHC).
  7. Complete required administrative forms. Collect necessary information for billing and fee collection.
  8. Provide necessary client information to other agencies or health care providers to coordinate services to identified clients.
  9. Engage in appropriate team work functions (such as mutual support, clarification of office responsibilities and procedures) according agency policy to provide a professional working environment and effective service delivery.
  10. Communicate directly with supervisor for clinical supervision, clarification of agency policy, and program evaluation to promote a professional working environment and effective service delivery system.
  11. Communicate directly with supervisor for clinical supervision, clarification of agency policy, and program evaluation to promote a professional working environment and effective service delivery system.
  12. Perform other duties as required or requested.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Associated topics: behavior science, behavior scientist, clinical psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, psych, psychology, psychotherapist, social behavior, sociology, therapist

Tagged as: Behavior Science, Behavior Scientist, Clinical Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist, Psych, Psychology, Psychotherapist, Social Behavior, Sociology, Therapist

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