Supervisor: Director of Community Programs
Pay Grade: DOE
Department/Division: Sound Alternatives
The On-Call Psychiatric Emergency Services Clinician is responsible for providing emergency assessments and recommendations for individuals experiencing mental health crisis outside of regular business hours. Will work collaboratively with Emergency and behavioral health staff to identify client needs, develop service delivery and safety plans, make recommendations for ongoing care and ensure appropriate level of care. Works with individuals, their families, guardians, physicians, health care professionals and community resources, to provide necessary services to stabilize clients. She/he must assure consistency in his/her service delivery, consumer/staff interaction, and effective and timely documentation. She/he is expected to maintain the highest professional standards. The On-Call Psychiatric Emergency Services Clinician has no supervisory responsibilities.
- Responds within 1 hour of being notified of need for crisis services.
- Maintain ethical behavior commensurate with the code of ethics of the employee profession.
- Assure completion of documentation in a timely and efficient manner as required by funding sources and agency policy.
- Provide comprehensive assessment and crisis intervention for mental health and substance abuse clients in accordance with accepted clinical practice standards, current federal, state, and grant administrations and regulations (DBH), ethical standards of their professional affiliation and established agency policy and procedures.
- Prepare all documentation and other reports as needed.
- Represent Sound Alternatives to the community in an appropriate and professional manner.
- Provide consultation to members of the CCMC staff and community agencies as needed/requested.
- Maintain an excellent working relationship with all community human service agencies and organizations.
- Under the direction of the Director of Community Programs, coordinate treatment activities with CCMC departments, as necessary.
- Maintain effective standards of communication between self & co-workers.
The above is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of essential functions for the job described, but rather a general description of some of the responsibilities necessary to carry out the duties of this position.
Minimum of a Masters degree in social work or related field, with respective licenses or eligibility for licensure.
Knowledge of and experience in crisis intervention.
Ability to work dually diagnosed clientele, clients with mental health disorders, substance use disorders, traumatic brain injury clientele and other client populations as identified by agency grant requirements. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills; competent with basic computer skills.
Upon date of Hire:
- Current Negative TB Test
- Ability to Pass a DHSS Criminal History Check and Drug Test
- Must be current in all immunizations
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CCMC shall seek to insure and provide equal opportunity for all persons seeking employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic as established by law.
Ready to be a part of a great team?
A career at Cordova Community Medical Center (CCMC) may be the opportunity you've been looking for.
CCMC employees benefit package includes the Alaska Public Employee Retirement System (PERS), Annual and Sick leave accrual, Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance and nine paid holidays.