Assess and evaluate patients in crisis to determine the best course of treatment. Screen patients at the EIRMC Emergency Room and will also be available to assess and evaluate patients referred directly to B.H.C or on EIRMC's Med/Surg. floors. While on duty, the Assessment and Referral Coordinator will act as liaison to the community mental health or other appropriate agencies to triage and quickly facilitate appropriate placement. Works as weeknights and occasional weekend on-call intake worker. Will advocate for patients as appropriate.
Requires knowledge and experience in crisis intervention techniques, including suicide assessment. Requires comprehension of interviewing techniques, clinical documentation, critical thinking regarding integrating the clinical and other information about the patient and their family to make an appropriate disposition, and computer skills.
Must be able to complete an initial Assessment and Referral evaluation and complete the necessary documentation in clear and concise clinical terms. Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely all findings to physicians, nursing staff and other appropriate personnel.
Must have a firm understanding of the voluntary and involuntary admission/disposition process. May be responsible for an initial contact with the patient’s insurance company and provide an initial diagnosis, if appropriate. Must be able to provide the patient with adequate crisis intervention and safety planning if the patient is not being admitted.
Position requires a Masters Degree in psychology, social work or a related field from an accredited school and licensed by the State of Idaho as a professional counselor or social worker.
Prefer at least 5 years of experience with inpatient psychiatric treatment services.
Must maintain current AHA CPR for Healthcare Providers certification and complete NVCI certification within 90 days of hire.
Must possess communication skills and the sensitivity, maturity and ability to set forth ideas, findings and recommendations clearly and concisely verbally and in writing. Must possess a sound knowledge of mental health, community resources, and hospital Policy and Procedure.
This position requires that you drive a facility owned vehicle or your own vehicle. A current state of Idaho driver’s license is required. If relocating to Idaho from another state, you must obtain a current Idaho driver’s license within 90 days of making Idaho your permanent state of residence. If you are not a permanent resident of Idaho you must have a valid driver’s license from the state in which you permanently reside. In addition, if you will be driving your own vehicle 2 or more times per week for company related business, documentation of proof of liability insurance must be provided. Liability insurance must have a combined single limit of at least $300,000 or have $100,000/$300,000 coverage split. This position is subject, upon hire and annually, to an MVR report/analysis and driver safety education.
The largest medical facility in the region, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) is a modern, Joint Commission-accredited, 336-bed...