Mental Health Professional - Emergency Response Specialist
Centennial Mental Health Center - Denver, CO

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POSITION LOCATED in Sterling, CO

Mental Health Professional - Emergency Response Specialist
Position covers our Northern Region (Sterling, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick,& Yuma Counties)
**Moving Expenses and Loan Repayment Programs Available

Responds to emergency and crisis calls from consumers, families, law enforcement and other agencies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Responds and provides assessment and intervention services to individuals experiencing behavioral health emergencies/crises during all scheduled shifts when requested by individuals, families, law enforcement and other community agencies. The standard response time shall be: via phone within 15 minutes and in person within 2 hours.
  • Works with individuals, families, law enforcement and other agencies to coordinate appropriate level of care in crisis and emergency situations.
  • Coordinates with the Value Options Team or other specified authorizing agencies to determine necessity of inpatient treatment.
  • Obtains required authorizations prior to arranging inpatient treatment.
  • Completes paperwork for involuntary hospitalizations as applicable, including required 27-10-CRS documentation, in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Arranges transportation to in-patient settings when needed and pre-authorized by the Value Options or other specified agency.
  • Maintains accurate and timely clinical records consistent with Center standards.
  • Documents all emergency calls in CHIPS and logs information in Continuity of Care databases.
  • Provides emergency support and evaluations for CMHC clinical staff.
  • Performs outreach calls in conjunction with case management staff as needed.
  • Participates in staffings regarding difficult cases to help prevent unnecessary inpatient hospitalizations.
  • Participates as a member of an interagency crisis response team. ERT will be on call 24/7 and will work as a team to provide quality care for clients and community agencies.
  • Assists with Continuity of Care duties as needed
  • Attends all agency and professional trainings as assigned by supervisor.
  • Attends supervision meetings with supervisor as scheduled.
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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