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Crisis Worker - Department of Emergency Medicine
Full Time, Evenings - Mon-Fri, 3pm-11:30pm with weekend & holiday rotation
Sellersville, PA 18960

There's a new era of wellness ahead, and we no longer think about treating our bodies only when we're sick but nurturing our bodies when we are well, so we can stay in a perpetual state of good health. Grand View Health is leading the way to this new era with investments in technology, facilities, partnerships and, most importantly, compassionate and exceptional talent. Located in Upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Grand View Health is a well-established, independent hospital offering a full range of healthcare services. Our colleagues enjoy the best of both worlds by working for a high-quality, low-cost healthcare provider in a collaborative, community environment. Help us build this new era of wellness.
 

Responsibilities

The Crisis Worker will provide crisis support, coping, safety planning and intervention to crisis patients who present within the Emergency Room Department. They will provide emergency mental health assessments to patients across the lifespan who are experience a crisis. They can complete rapid and effective assessments to recommend appropriate treatment disposition. Along with the care team, be able to use clinical judgment to develop a care plan for appropriate placement and/or resources.

This is a full-time position. The hours are Monday-Friday, 3pm-11:30pm with weekend and holiday rotation.

Job duties include:
  • Providing consultation to members of hospital staff, community agencies and other persons or groups to assist those patients experiencing mental or behavioral health crises.
  • Providing crisis support and intervention to crisis patients who present in the Emergency Department.
  • Completing 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, determining treatment disposition based on patient needs.
  • Developing and maintaining good relationships with intake personnel at local inpatient facilities and referring patients as appropriate.
  • In a timely and efficient manner, coordinating care and treatment by prioritizing placements and securing financial authorization.
  • Arranging for and facilitating transportation resources as appropriate.
  • Completing all paperwork needed to fully document both involuntary and voluntary placements.
  • Facilitating 303 hearings by coordinating both medical and legal resources.
  • Coordinating telepsych resources for all inpatient areas. Coordinating with providers, nursing and other needed to ensure telepsych consults are available to inpatients as needed.
  • Adequate organizational and prioritizing skills to complete assignments.
  • Working 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.
  • Arranging community services prior to discharge to meet patients' post-discharge needs with recognition and documentation of patient choice of service providers.
  • Collaborating with physicians and hospital staff, as indicated, regarding a patient's condition to determine appropriateness of the anticipated discharge plans.
  • Advocating for patient/family with other healthcare professionals and community agencies to enable them to negotiate social systems and obtain needed services.
     

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in human services field such as Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Criminal Justice or Nursing required.
  • 1 year of experience in mental health setting, preferably in crisis intervention/emergency service.
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