Behavioral Health Assess Licensed PRN
Company: WellStar Health System, Inc.
Location: Powder Springs
Posted on: January 27, 2023
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
--- 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.
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