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Clinicians - Acute Services

Company: Brien Center for Mental Health
Location: Pittsfield
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

**Positions available part-time, full-time and on-call - all shifts. Flexibility with scheduling, including nights, weekends and holidays, required**General DescriptionTo provide crisis intervention, consultation and level of care evaluations to all individuals and providers seeking services.Essential Job FunctionsPROFESSIONAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Follow and adhere to the policies and procedures of the Acute Care Division and the Brien Center.
  • Maintain ethical and professional standards.
  • Represent the Brien Center in a professional manner in all community contacts.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Brien Center's mission and community mental health principles.
  • Flexibly respond to program needs.
  • Work cooperatively with other staff and team members.CLINICAL DUTIES/PATIENT CARE:
    • Treat patients and referral sources in a respectful and caring manner.
    • Answer the phones and assist with triaging crisis calls and referrals.
    • Provide a complete diagnostic assessment to include risk assessment, differential diagnosis, and level of care recommendations.
    • Provide specialized assessment and intervention to children and families.
    • Manage crisis situations and other crises as assigned.
    • Coordinate, collaborate and communicate with Brien Center Colleagues, and other service organizations such as DMH, DSS, etc in the community.
    • Provide clinical consultation and supportive services to patients in the clinics, hospital, schools or other places within Berkshire County.
    • Provide case management and follow up services for patients evaluated by the Crisis Service as needed.
    • Obtain authorization, utilization review, and collaborate with insurance companies as needed and/ or appropriate.
    • Make referrals to guide the admission process to hospital, respite, detox, and outpatient levels of care.
    • Assess patients who are referred from higher levels of care for appropriateness for Pomeroy admissions and to re-assess these patients on weekends and other times when the Adult CSU Coordinator is unavailable.ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBLILITES:
      • Maintain clear and legible client records and complete documentation in a timely manner.
      • Submit SAL's and documentation at the end of each shift.
      • Attend and participate in clinical supervision: at least on a bi-weekly basis.
      • Attend staff meetings and agency trainings as scheduled.
      • Attend provider meetings and case supervision with direct care/community providers as directed or assigned by the Program or Division Director.
      • Provide clinical supervision and training to new employees as directed or assigned by the Program or Division Director.
      • Provide clinical supervision and oversight to student interns as directed or assigned by the Program or Division Director.
      • Cover shifts as assigned.
      • Participate in program development and CQI/QA projects.
      • Participate in case supervision.
      • Perform other duties as assigned.Qualifications
        • PhD, MSW or Master's Degree in Psychology, Counseling, Psychiatric Nursing other equivalent graduate clinical degree.
        • LCSW, LICSW, LMHC preferred
        • 2-3 year's clinical experience preferred.
        • Must have valid drivers license.Skills
          • Excellent oral and presentation skills
          • Leadership talent and ability to think quickly and determine and implement clinical decisions.
          • Working knowledge of computers.
          • Knowledge of DSM IV
          • Knowledge of community resources.

Keywords: Brien Center for Mental Health, Pittsfield , Clinicians - Acute Services, Other , Pittsfield, Massachusetts

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