PERS CRISIS INTERV CLINICIAN
Sentara - Woodbridge, VA

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POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
Must have Bachelors degree in Counseling or Psychology or Health Related Field or RN with clinical psychiatric experience. Minimal (2) two years of experience in related field of psychiatry and at least 6 months in crisis intervention. If a Nurse must have a current license to practice nursing in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Current BLS for health care professionals. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Must have knowledge of community resources. Must be skilled at counseling and crisis intervention. On Call position: must be able to conduct crisis assessments within 30 minutes of request.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Possess knowledge and skills necessary to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate age-appropriate care to individuals. Provides crisis assessment and interventions. Applies principles and has a working knowledge of diverse psychiatric and path physiological theories as identified by the DSM-IV. Coordinates with private and community resources for health promotions and disease prevention for individuals identified as high-risk for Behavioral/Mental Health problems and/or to prevent decomposition. Consults with the on call psychiatrist and recommends disposition. Identifies patients that are an imminent threat to themselves or others and determines possible need for inpatient treatment. Assists with petitioning for Temporary Detainment Orders (TDO’s)/Emergency Custody Orders (ECO’s) for individuals that lack the capacity to be voluntarily admitted, under the circumstance that inpatient treatment is deemed necessary. Reports to the PERS Team Coordinator and/or the Director/Manager of the Emergency Department.

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Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center is a 183-bed, not-for-profit community hospital in Prince William County, Virginia. We uphold the...