Psychiatric Triage Clinician/Psychiatric Counselor, Concord, MA - June 24, 2016
A typical day at work for me consists of me conducting several psychiatric evaluations on patients that are brought into the emergency department. I have learned to effectively gather information from a patient and relay that information to an on-call psychiatrist to help determine proper level of care. Management is good and has attempted to be supportive of staff. My co-workers are positive and work well as a team. The hardest part of my job is informing patients of a decision made by a psychiatrist that they may not agree with, and trying to find the most effective way in communicating that. I enjoy the people I work with and the fact that most cases are unique and provide further learning by being hands on.