Independently assesses mental health of patients in contracted emergency rooms and/or hospitals.
Must be able to facilitate transport to various hospitals within multiple counties.
Completes documentation related to the mental health assessment of patients.
Determines potential of risk to patient and others based on individualized assessment.
Provides Crisis Intervention for patients, as necessary.
Relies upon clinical training and acumen to determine the most appropriate course of treatment/level of care for patient.
Provides treating physician and ER Supervisor with level of care recommendation.
Discusses patients status, history, and level of care recommendation with patients family members, if available.
Counsels patients regarding recommended level of care; and provides at least three (3) referral choices to patient when the recommendation includes an inpatient/outpatient psychiatric/CD facility.
Initiates commitment process if necessary.
Initiates Memorandum Of Transfer process with ER RN/Director.
Provides ER/hospital with copy of completed assessment form and recommendations.
Tracks and submits list of patients seen, time of assessments and disposition of each matter to supervisor.
Adheres to all BHC and hospital policies and procedures.
Adheres to all hospital service excellence standards.
Performs other duties, as assigned.
Masters degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Behavioral Health or related field.
Current license in the State of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Registered Nurse (RN).
Current CPR, if required by a customer hospital. (Customer hospital means the hospital to which BHC is contracted to provide mobile assessment services.)
Must have a valid drivers license.
Completion of appropriate internship, including the provision of individual, group or family therapy/counseling.
Experience providing individual, group and family therapy/counseling.