UMC Mental Health Worker
UMC Health System - Lubbock, TX

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Bachelor's Degree
  • PART I - General Job / Performance InformationEducation and ExperienceBachelor level degree in a human services related field and a bachelor level license are minimum requirements. Prefer at least 2 years experience in counseling/mental health eval./substance abuse eval. and/or Master level license and degree.Environmental / Working ConditionsMost duties performed within University Medical Center Hospital or Emergency Center. Some travel off site may be required. Exposure to communicable diseases and body fluids is possible. Possible exposure to aggressive or violent behavior.Interaction with Other Departments and Other RelationshipsMust be a team player. Coordination with physicians, nurses, and other hospital staff is necessary. Also will communicate/coordinate with community resources for mental health, substance abuse, financial, medical/medication, and counseling services.Job DescriptionTo gather data from patients and others to determine need for psychiatric, chemical dependency, or social services assistance. When directed, will coordinate referral of patients to counselors or outside service providers or will arrange transfer of patients to mental health facilities as needed.Required Licensures / Certifications / RegistrationsLSW, LMFT, LMSW, LPC, Psychologist. Certification must be current and granted by the examining agency for each profession.Physical CapabilitiesThere is an obligation to be on-call and be able to respond within a 30 minute time frame. Visual and hearing acuity required. There may be prolonged standing. Full range of body motion required.Skills and AbilitiesAbility to evaluate a variety of crisis situations. Excellent documentation/writing skills and communication required. Knowledge of medical/psychiatric diagnoses and medications preferred. Experience in crisis or suicide intervention preferred.