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Crisis Evaluator PRN - (7A-7P)

at AllHealth Network

Posted: 10/9/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: e51c3a90-a5c9-4810-afba-d28028145227

Job Description

Job Purpose:
Respond to crisis calls and complete comprehensive assessments of persons whose lives are disrupted or complicated by mental illness, behavioral disturbances, substance abuse issues, or the inability to function or maintain in the community

Goals and Objectives:
In addition to the goals and objectives identified for the associated Core job listed above, this position also has the following goals and objectives:
* Conduct thorough assessments in the facility or community for clients experiencing a crisis and develop comprehensive treatment plans based on client need
* Make clinically appropriate dispositions to the safest, least restrictive environment

Duties and Responsibilities:
In addition to the duties and responsibilities of the associated Core job listed above, this position is responsible for the following:
* Provide mental health crisis evaluation and safety planning for clients experiencing a crisis. Evaluations may take place at AllHealth Network locations or in the community (hospitals, emergency rooms, police stations, jails, juvenile detention facilities, courts of law, homes schools, departments of human services, etc.)
* Complete intake and crisis assessments using appropriate mental health assessment and approved documentation coding
* Complete screening and assessments for voluntary and emergency holds; when necessary, establish 27-65 mental health holds for clients requiring involuntary commitment
* Conduct triage assessments and obtain collateral information to ensure that emergency interventions consider the context of the client’s overall plan and avoid harm and re-traumatization
* Navigate the treatment needs of the client and make referrals to internal and external resources as appropriate, aligning care outcomes
* Assign persons in need of treatment to the appropriate outpatient program and complete and coordinate inpatient admissions
* Perform professional interpretation and analysis of clinical data and assessments to formulate a service plan, a comprehensive summary of care, treatment and diagnosis, and involving the family and/or other caretakers in all aspects of client care, as appropriate
* Communicate professionally and effectively with client’s fund source regarding clinical recommendations and requests for authorization for levels of care requiring pre-authorization
* Coordinate ongoing services with AllHealth Network and/or community agencies as appropriate
* Review documentation for referrals to the Acute Treatment Unit and determine clinical appropriateness for admission
* Work with the Crisis Response Team and other treatment teams to track bed availability and efficiency of admissions
* Meet Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) requirements for assessment domains within an intake assessment
* Provide cross-coverage and backup for Phone Crisis Counselors as needed

Key Technical Skills and Knowledge:
* Education: Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related field. Licensure required.
* Experience: Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a clinical setting in the behavioral health field.
* Demonstrate a high level of skill in assessment, evaluation and therapeutic engagement of diverse clients; use of evidence-based counseling models and techniques that match presenting problems; good diagnostic skills and treatment/care planning; and the ability to work with clinical documentation and electronic health records (EHR).
* Knowledge of DSM V and working principles of recovery and trauma-informed care in treatment planning and in direct care. Experience working with individuals and families who experience various behavioral health problems.
* Ability to operate PC-based software programs including proficiency in Word, Excel and other computer based systems.
* Possess advanced written and oral communication, decision making and problem solving skills, and efficient time management. Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently and as part of a team; collaborating with other internal and external teams.
* Must possess own transportation, have a good driving record, a valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance.
* Extensive knowledge of the DSM V and criteria application to individuals during initial assessment.
* Ability to conceptualize a case to develop an individualized treatment plan for each client.
* Basic understanding of different levels of care and medical necessity for each to ensure appropriate services for individuals based on presenting need.
* Demonstrated competence in evaluation and intervention in crisis situations

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