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Behavioral Health Assess Licensed PRN

Company: WellStar Health System, Inc.
Location: Powder Springs
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:


How would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar, our mission is simple, yet powerful: to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what's possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people's lives.


Functioning under the leadership of the Manager of Behavioral Health, the Behavioral Health Therapist performs comprehensive, face to face or tele-mental health based behavioral health assessments, psycho- education and interventions with patients who are receiving services for various psychological, behavioral or substance related disturbances. The Behavioral Health Therapist works in conjunction with the physician and other care team members to asses and plan for safe care delivery and transition planning to the appropriate level of care.

Specific responsibilities of the behavioral health assessor include the following:

--- Providing individual assessment of patients in the emergency department and/or acute care floor in order to assist in determining the most appropriate next level of care
--- Collaborating with physicians, social workers, and other specialty providers to ensure optimal, individualized, and integrated treatment for behavioral health patients
--- Working with patient's family members to determine a safe discharge plan for the patient
--- Assessing, referring, and coordinating care for patients with unique and complex psychiatric conditions, including assisting with legal holds and referrals to facilities outside of WellStar
--- Participating in service line functions and initiatives, as directed by Behavioral Health leadership


Required Minimum Education: MSW from an Accredited School of Social Work, or hold a Masters degree in professional counseling from a CACREP accredited program

Required Minimum Licensure: LMSW, LAPC, LMFT. LCSW or LPC preferred. BLS required Must obtain AVADE or equivalent de-escalation certification within 30 days of hire.

Required Minimum Experience: No less than 3 years of experience working with adult/child populations. It is preferred that candidates have experience working with behavioral health patients. (internships and volunteer experiences may apply)

Required Minimum Skills: Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; capacity to think abstractly and develop innovative services that can better meet organizational and patient needs; specific interest in behavioral health and willingness to work at various WellStar sites depending upon need; knowledge of behavioral health best practices; basic technological capabilities in Word, and Excel, as well as the ability to utilize a Telemedicine cart for remote assessments.

Keywords: WellStar Health System, Inc., Atlanta , Behavioral Health Assess Licensed PRN, Healthcare , Powder Springs, Georgia

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