Minimum Qualifications: Licensed Independent Practitioner in the mental health field and 2 years of relevant experience. Experience in an ambulatory and/or crisis-ED setting preferred. Excellent clinical judgement and autonomy in decision making is required. Job Duties: Performs time-limited crisis intervention services for patients and families.
Provides assessments of patients in the Emergency Department. Acts as a central resource to the community regarding psychiatric services available in the community, triage referrals to practitioners. Answers the crisis phone and assists patients as needed. Assists with the admission of patients to the inpatient behavioral health unit at Middlesex Hospital or to other community providers.
Completes precertification with managed care companies as needed.
Middlesex Hospital - 18 months ago