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Crisis Worker (Full Time Evenings)

Company: Saint Luke's Health Systems
Location: Lehighton
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.The Crisis Worker provides comprehensive crisis intervention, including coordination of admission/referral for patients and their families admitted to the St. Luke s Emergency Departments and Inpatient Services. In addition, this position supports requests and assists other hospital services or external customers, in accessing the network Behavioral Health Services. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Conducts intake assessments to patients presenting with mental health needs in the Emergency Department (ED) and makes referral recommendations to appropriate level of care.Interacts with the ED physician/team and the BH staff to facilitate admission decisions and placement, may need to coordinate with other crisis team members to assist with ED patient flow and appropriate placement issues.Serves as a liaison for other hospital/network sites. Supports the requests of other patient care areas regarding patients with mental health needs, when able.Demonstrates understanding and maintains knowledge of Mental Health regulations and procedures as they pertain to patient rights and status of admission (voluntary/involuntary).Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development, and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated. PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Sitting for up to 5 hours per day, 2 hours at a time. Standing for up to 1 hour per day, 1 hour at a time. Walking for up to 2 hours per day, 20 minutes at a time. Occasionally uses fingers to turn pages. Frequently uses hands to write, type, and hold charts. Rarely uses the hands or fingers for firm grasping or twisting/turning. Frequently uses upper extremities to lift and carry up to 10 pounds. Frequently stoops, occasionally squats, rarely reaches above shoulder level. Hearing as it relates to normal conversation in person or on telephone. Seeing as it relates to general vision, near vision, far vision, color vision, and peripheral vision. EDUCATION: Mental health professional with a minimum of Bachelor s Degree in a Human Services field required. Master s preferred. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Minimally, 2 years of direct clinical mental health/crisis intervention experience required. Previous experience with case management/utilization review and managed care models preferred. WORK SCHEDULE: Full time evenings, as scheduled. Holiday and weekend requirements.Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Associated topics: behavioral healthcare, casework, cell, clinician, disabilities, family, insights, lcsw, mental, msw

Keywords: Saint Luke's Health Systems, Allentown , Crisis Worker (Full Time Evenings), Other , Lehighton, Pennsylvania

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