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Crisis Intervention Behavioral Health Specialist, Emergency Room, Saints Mary And Elizabeth Med

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Presence Health Chicago , IL 60622

Posted 3 months ago

Requisition ID: 55042

Location: Presence St Mary Chicago

Location Address:
2233 West Division Street, Chicago, IL 60622 United States (US)

Daily Hours: 12

Standard Hours: 36

Employment Status: Full-time

Employment Type: Regular

Shift: Evening



The Crisis Intervention Behavioral Health Specialist provides crisis intervention and discharge planning. Serves as a resource for the Emergency Room (ER) and Mental Health units.

Screens patient needs in crisis situations that include, but are not limited to behavioral health, child abuse, alleged sexual assault, domestic violence, and confers with Emergency Department (ED) physician's assessment. Follows established policies and procedures appropriate for the situation and makes appropriate referrals and facilitate discharge planning as directed by ED physician.


  • Conducts appropriate assessments and referrals of patients and families in crisis situations. Remains calm and functions effectively under pressure and stress.

  • Maintains communication regarding significant changes in the status of a case with the ER disciplinary staff.

  • Provides timely pre-notification to patients' insurance company of admission to the medical center and clarifies insurance benefits.

  • Communicates all pertinent clinical information to inpatient staff prior to patient admission. Completes all pertinent paperwork for inpatient admission after consulting with the physician authorizing the admission.

  • Documents all activities in the medical record according to departmental standards.

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all task and functions. Other duties may be assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology or related field required. Master's Degree preferred.

Minimum one year of hospital psychiatric work or relevant fieldwork placement in the mental health field required.

Computer Skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Knowledge of Meditech, Electronic Document Management (EDM) and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) tools.

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Business Unit: Presence St Mary Hosp SMEMC

Department Name: Emergency Room SMEMC

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Medical, Behavioral Health, Consulting, Counseling, Emergency Medicine, Healthcare, Technology

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