Behavioral Health Crisis Clinician, Integrated Crisis Team

Professional Lawrence, Kansas


Description

  1. JOB SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Director, Integrated Crisis Team (ICT), the Behavioral Health Crisis Clinician (BHCC) provides crisis assessment, intervention, and coordination of care to children, adolescents, and adults through a multidisciplinary collaborative service approach.  The BHCC will be comfortable with the pace of emergency room care and medical acute inpatient hospital care. 
 
 
II.    ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 

  1. Conducts comprehensive psychosocial assessment, crisis assessment and diagnosis of patients who present for services primarily related to mental health and substance use disorder.
  2. Conducts suicide and homicide risk screening and assessment and evaluate need for inpatient psychiatric admission; or whether the patient would be appropriate for referral to outpatient care, or other services as an alternative to hospitalization.
  3. Provides crisis counseling through implementation of evidenced based practices for children, adolescents, and adults who need mental health services.
  4. Collaborates and provides consultation to members of the ICT, including LMH physicians to enhance skill and effectiveness in treating patients.
  5. Provides consultation to clients, families, and staff regarding care, intervention, prevention, and out-patient treatment recommendations.
  6. Provides timely feedback regarding care, treatment recommendations and progress of patients via documentation in patient charts, and through verbal feedback.
  7. Coordinates integrated out-patient care needs and make appropriate referrals, and follow up as needed.
  8. Assists clients by promoting engagement in treatment.
  9. Completes all paperwork and electronic medical record (EMR) entry associated with the assessment.
  10. Other duties as assigned. 

 
III.  JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Required:  

  • Master’s degree from an accredited school of social work, counseling or psychology
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a mental health setting
  • Licensure by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board in Kansas

                     
Preferred

  •     Clinical licensure as an LSCSW

  1. BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS (common to all positions)       
  • Patient 1st – We consider the patient first in everything we do.
  • Better Together – We are part of the LMH team that works together to achieve excellence.
  • Speak Up – We embrace a transparent culture of open, respectful communication where ideas are valued and solutions are created.
  • Innovate! – We actively explore new ideas and approach change with agility and an open mind.
  • Own It/Solve It – We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and we collaborate for solutions.
  • In Joy – We create a workplace that is both fun and meaningful.

At LMH Health we value inclusion and diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage all to apply.  Employment is decided on the basis of experience and qualifications that meet the business need.