Crisis Intervention Spec

Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health East Stroudsburg , PA 18301

Posted 2 months ago

Job Summary: Provide the primary referral evaluation and admission coordination service for psychiatric patients in consultation with ER physicians and/or psychiatrists.

Facilitate access to the Behavioral Health Unit. Integrate the crisis service with other programs within the Department of Psychiatry and with other hospital departments to assure an efficient, effective and respectful response to the needs of patients, families and referral sources. Minimum Requirements: Bachelor#s Degree in Social Work, Nursing or related Human Services field, or RN with ANA certification in Mental Health or working towards BSN with five (5) years experience in Mental Health field. Must be familiar with psychiatric interviewing concepts and techniques, the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, the Mental Health Act (as currently formulated), and community resources. Must possess good written and verbal communication skills.

Must have the ability to deal effectively with all levels of hospital personnel - i.e., physicians, patients, etc.

Must possess good customer relations# skills.

Must be able to meet health standards for employment.

Preferred Qualifications: Three to five (3-5) years experience in the field of Mental Health preferred. Licensure and Certifications:

Job Summary:
Provide the primary referral evaluation and admission coordination service for psychiatric patients in consultation with ER physicians and/or psychiatrists.

Facilitate access to the Behavioral Health Unit. Integrate the crisis service with other programs within the Department of Psychiatry and with other hospital departments to assure an efficient, effective and respectful response to the needs of patients, families and referral sources.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Nursing or related Human Services field, or RN with ANA certification in Mental Health or working towards BSN with five (5) years experience in Mental Health field.

Must be familiar with psychiatric interviewing concepts and techniques, the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, the Mental Health Act (as currently formulated), and community resources.

Must possess good written and verbal communication skills.

Must have the ability to deal effectively with all levels of hospital personnel - i.e., physicians, patients, etc.

Must possess good customer relations' skills.

Must be able to meet health standards for employment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Three to five (3-5) years experience in the field of Mental Health preferred.

Licensure and Certifications:



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