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Psych Emergency Clinician I/II (Full-Time AM/Mon-Fri) - Behavioral Health 194

Company: Telecare Corporation
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Founded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations and have over 155 programs and over 4,300 employees across the country. And we're growing all the time! When you work at Telecare, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery.As part of the Telecare Family, the Santa Cruz County Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) is a 16-bed locked acute psychiatric inpatient program for adults aged 18+, diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI), experiencing a mental health emergency and require intensive treatment and support.Sign-on Bonus!Employment Status: Full-TimeShift: AM 8:00 am - 4:30 pmDays: Monday - FridayPOSITION SUMMARYThe Psychiatric Emergency Clinician I independently conducts child, youth, and adult 5585/5150 evaluations and releases per 5585/5150 regulations. The Psychiatric Emergency Clinician II is the primary clinician for engaging and educating members served, families, and significant others in crisis stabilization, treatment, level of care determination, and mental health recovery. Serves as a liaison to community programs and develops strategic partnerships to enhance aftercare plans of members served and their families.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSDemonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values, and beliefs in everyday language in contact with internaland external stakeholdersPsychiatric Emergency Clinician is stationed in the Crisis Stabilization Program and performs functions that include, but not limited to:o Initial assessment of the members served immediate safety and level of care needo Independently completes clinical assessments in a timely mannero Collaboration with law enforcement, and/or family members/significant other(s) accompanying the members servedo Providing on-going liaison services between the family and the ED or ancillary service(s) during members served stabilization periodo Providing on-going emotional support and crisis intervention to members served, family members or significant others as indicatedo Completion of the Crisis Assessment when the members served has been medically screened or clearedo Initiating the discharge and aftercare plan based on ongoing assessment and evaluation: providing community referrals to follow-up on resources, completing a 5585/5150 application and release of involutory holds, locating an accepting Psychiatric Hospital/Facility, arranging transfer/transport, etc.o Re-evaluation of the members served at 24 hours if no inpatient psychiatric beds are available in the communityPsychiatric Emergency Clinician works closely with the other staff members (Psychiatric RNs, Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Mental Health Specialist, LVN, etc.) to assess members served s 'acuity, determine safety needs, and initiate necessary psychiatric treatment while awaiting discharge or transfer of the members served to a Psychiatric Hospital/FacilityPsychiatric Emergency Clinician also participates in daily team roundsDemonstrates knowledge of de-escalation techniques as well as crisis communication and managementIn a timely manner, gathers appropriate data and formulates relevant assessment of members served/family's medical, social, and emotional situations using therapeutic interviewing techniques, consultation with healthcare team and chart reviewDevelop and periodically revises personalized treatment plan based on comprehensive and ongoing psychosocial assessment of members served/family's concerns, strengths, needs, clinical impressions, and issues specific to spiritual and cultural valuesEffectively incorporates data including age-specific needs into assessment and treatment planning for members served sProvide on-going assessment and crisis interventionsWork seamlessly as a multidisciplinary team member to update treatment plansSupport milieu management as required with participation/leadership when members served are placed in seclusion or restraintsEstablishes rapport, communicates effectively and empowers members served/families with diverse cultural norms and spiritual values to maximize and/or develop productive coping mechanisms, behaviors and thought processesIdentifies and effectively deals with resistance and conflict in working with members served (including members served, families, healthcare team members and community representatives). Appropriately intervenes to decrease tension and assist members served in evaluating non-productive behaviors, thought processes and coping mechanismsDemonstrates self-awareness by recognizing and monitoring the effects of personal values, boundaries, sensitivities and emotions. Flexibly and effectively intervenes with emotionally charged issues, conflicts and atypical situationsDemonstrates knowledge of community resources. Effectively educates members served/family about community resources, and provides linkage between members served/family and appropriate services for the population servedMaintains accurate, current, legible members served records using approved forms and format. Documents all assessments, plans, interventions, members served/family involvement, outside agency communication, interdisciplinary contacts and case closure per regulations and members served care area standardsComplies with all documentation and reporting requirements for risk management, mandated reporting and other medical/legal situations, in a manner consistent with confidentiality regulations and department standardsRecords activity statistics in accordance with department standards. Consistently submits complete and accurate reports and statistics within 24 hours of stated deadlineInterprets clinical findings, promptly communicates assessment and treatment plan updates, and provides effective consultation on members served care issues to health care team and agency representatives, adhering to confidentiality guidelinesResponds quickly to requests, flexibly adapts to changing priorities, and keeps other departments informed of progress on members served referrals and other work activities to ensure efficient coordination of activitiesDevelops positive, productive relationships with healthcare team members and representatives of community agencies, effectively collaborating on process improvement activities and staff/community educationActively builds positive relationships throughout the department. Uses effective interpersonal communication skills with colleagues, supervisors and support staff to resolve conflicts and sensitive situationsFlexibly adapts to changes in the work environment, resolves issues related to assignments and departmental functioning in a timely, positive and effective manner. Demonstrates a commitment to teamwork, by willingly accepting responsibilities and performing assignments beyond the immediate scope of routine dutiesActively participates in department activities including regular staff meetings, committees and task forcesMeets all applicable department standards for productivity, annual competency validation, safety education, licensure, and departmental performance/process improvementProvides effective orientation, work direction, functional guidance and case consultation to interns and less experienced staffDemonstrates knowledge of Clinical competencies based on population served:o Child and Youth UnitDemonstrates understanding of DSM-V diagnostic criteria for disorders in children and adolescents and diagnosing using ICD 10 codingDemonstrates an understanding of human growth and development and identifies age-related developmental tasksDemonstrates an understanding of the principles of behavior modification, assertiveness training and supportive therapy, and their applicationDemonstrates consistency and teamwork in reinforcing concepts utilized in the treatment program of the unitDemonstrates an understanding of the legal aspects of treatment, protection and maintenance of minors, and uses WIC, penal code and other facility resources as neededDemonstrates a thorough knowledge of family developmental stages, based on the age of the members served and applies this knowledge in the assessment of family interventionsUtilizes age appropriate therapeutic interventions with children and adolescentso Adult UnitDemonstrates knowledge and understanding of DSM-V diagnostic criteria for adults and diagnosing using ICD 10 codingDemonstrates a thorough knowledge and understanding of theories of human growth and development as it pertains to members served ageCorrelates the members served developmental stages to their reaction to acute hospitalizationDemonstrates a thorough knowledge of family developmental stages, based on the age of the members served, and applies this knowledge in the psychosocial assessment and family interventionsUtilizes developmentally appropriate therapeutic interventions with adultsMaintains a current grasp of the range of support services in the community, as they apply to adultsMust assist with restraint of members served in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention trainingDuties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, and/or changed at the discretion of managementQUALIFICATIONSRequired:Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or equivalent from an accredited college or universityTwo (2) years of direct service experience in a behavioral health settingWaived Clinician as ACSW or IMFT and completion of all prelicensure classesMust be at least 18 years of ageMust be CPR, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employmentAll opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. If the position requires driving, valid driver license, a motor vehicle clearance, and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual, or local requirements may applyPreferred:Prior work experience in a crisis setting, acute psychiatric setting, and healthcare setting which has included assessment of psychiatric and behavioral health members served, 5585/5150 evaluations and releases of 5585/5150 involuntary holds, as well as level of care determination, family treatment, aftercare and discharge planningPrevious experience in providing treatment in an involuntary 24-hour a day, 7-day a week locked crisis unitSKILLSAbility to perform Psychosocial assessments and treatment planning for members served and familiesSkills in conducting clinical services, including individual and family counseling, intervention, and linkage with resources to members served, familiesSkills in documenting using electronic medical record and other tracking systems in an accurate, concise and timely mannerAbility to work collaboratively with other program departments, medical staff and community representativesAbility to foster an environment of mutual support and professional excellence within the programSufficient clinical competency based on the unit served (Child and Youth or Adult unit)PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.The employee is occasionally required to sit, stand, walk, bend, push, pull, squat, kneel, and lift and carry items weighing 25 pounds or less as well as to frequently reach, twist, and do simple and power grasping. The position requires manual deviation, repetition and dexterity.EOE AA M/F/V/DisabilityEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Telecare Corporation, Santa Cruz , Psych Emergency Clinician I/II (Full-Time AM/Mon-Fri) - Behavioral Health 194, Healthcare , Santa Cruz, California

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