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Crisis Worker, Emergency Room - Per Diem
Per Diem, Variable - Committed - Hours based on the needs of the department.
Sellersville, PA 18960

Responsibilities

The Crisis Worker, Emergency Room will provide crisis support, coping, safety planning and intervention to crisis patients who present throughout the hospital. They provide emergency mental health assessments to patients across the lifespan who are experiencing a crisis. The Crisis Worker, Emergency Room completes rapid and effective assessments to recommend appropriate treatment disposition. Along with the care team, they use clinical judgment to develop a care plan for appropriate placement and/or resources. They plan for, obtain approvals and facilitate placement as needed. They develop behavior modification and staff safety plans for patients experiencing behavior issues within the hospital. They will also lead safety huddles on all red-level patients and provide assistance to chaplain services for acute grief support and family support for patients presenting through our trauma program. They oversee the Patient at Risk area in the emergency department to maintain patient and staff safety and are part of the code response team for behavioral emergencies.

Essential Functions:
  • Provides consultation to members of hospital staff, community agencies and other persons or groups to assist those patients experiencing mental or behavioral health crises.
  • Provides crisis support and intervention to crisis patients who present in the Emergency Department.
  • Completes appropriate and accurate assessment on the mental health of patients. Will also interface with law enforcement, parents and other individuals to complete assessment.
  • Along with Emergency Department physicians, determine treatment disposition based on patient needs.
  • Develops and maintains good relationships with intake personnel at local inpatient facilities and refers patients as appropriate.
  • In a timely and efficient manner, coordinates care and treatment by prioritizing placements and securing financial authorization.
  • Arranges for and facilitates transportation resources as appropriate.
  • Completes all paperwork needed to fully document both involuntary and voluntary placements.
  • Facilitates 303 hearings by coordinating both medical and legal resources.
  • Coordinates tele-psych resources for all inpatient areas. Coordinates with providers, nursing and others needed to ensure tele-psych consults are available to inpatients as needed.
  • Adequate organizational skills to complete assignments.
  • Adequate prioritizing skills to complete assignments.
  • Able to effectively manage and complete assignments.
  • Documentation meets legal and department content, quality and frequency requirements.
  • Works collaboratively with Emergency Department staff and other healthcare disciplines, utilizing the expertise of all in a team effort, to facilitate discharge planning and care coordination to meet patient/family and organizational needs.
  • Documents all interventions in the medical record via computer according to departmental standards on the day of occurrence.
  • Arranges community services prior to discharge to meet patients' post-discharge needs with recognition and documentation of patient choice of service providers.
  • Interprets health insurance benefits for patients/significant others.
  • Collaborates with physicians and hospital staff, as indicated, regarding a patient's condition to determine appropriateness of the anticipated discharge plans.
  • Advocates for patient/family with other healthcare professionals and community agencies to enable them to negotiate social systems and obtain needed services.
  • Documents in medical record all interventions with patient/significant other.

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor's degree in human services or other related field and over 6 months to 1 year of experience in a mental health setting, preferably in crisis intervention/emergency services, required.
  • Knowledge of mental health laws, community resources, crisis intervention techniques, assessment and therapeutic skills, and communication skills to interface with both internal and external resources required.
  • Master's degree in human services or other related field preferred.

BENEFITS:
We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits to part-time and full-time employees, including:
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance available the first of the month after start date
  • Wellness and gym discounts and free cardiac rehab gym
  • 403b
  • On-site discounted child care center
  • Paid time off
  • Sick time for full-time employees
  • Tuition assistance
  • Free life insurance for full-time employees
  • Long-term disability for full -time employees
  • Short-term disability
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Identity theft insurance
  • Pet insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Employee discount program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Free parking
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