Perform brief crisis assessments in hospital, prison, nursing homes and other community settings to determine treatment needs for individuals with substance use and/or mental health disorders. Following such assessments and brief interventions, staff will provide preliminary diagnoses and collaborate on plans of recommended treatment, services and resources. In addition, staff are required to handle calls on a 24 hour crisis hotline.
Reports to: Department Supervisor under supervision of GHS Psychiatric Medical Director
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Ability to quickly and efficiently prioritize work activities and manage time optimally
Flexible enough to collaborate with others in a team environment
Must also be effective working independently in different settings
Ability to use computers/laptops, EMR, and Microsoft Office programs
Demonstrate a good understanding of the network of BH services available, and use of the DSM to formulate preliminary diagnoses
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
A Bachelor degree in psychology or a related field
One year of work experience in the field preferred
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The work involves standing and walking extended periods of time
May be required to work multiple shifts and varied hours, weekends and holidays
Possibly perform physical holds and/or the application of restraints
Operation of an automobile
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
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