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Ed Crisis Behavioral Health Navigator, Licsw, Lmhc

Company: Lowell General Hospital - Saints Campus
Location: Leominster
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

This job is eligible for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.Lowell General Hospital is building an ED Crisis Team with LICSWs, LMHCs and licensed eligible clinicians who will work collaboratively with RNs, NPs and MDs to provide evaluations and treatment planning for behavioral health patients in the Emergency Department. The clinician will work onsite in the ED, and shifts are available for 24x7 coverage.Hours: Monday through Friday, 3 pm 11:30pm.Positions are onsite in the ED.If you are an LCISW, LMHC or licensed eligible clinician looking to be part of a dynamic team that is committed to providing outstanding care for behavioral health patients, we would love to meet you!Positions are based in the Emergency Department and require a Massachusetts independent licensure, i.E. PhD, LICSW or LMHC. Licensed eligible clinicians will be considered. We are hiring providers for all shifts, day, eves, overnights both weekdays and weekends.As a Behavioral Health Navigator (BHN), you will work on an interdisciplinary team of medical professionals to determine the appropriate care of patients who present to the Emergency Department in behavioral health crisis. BHN collaborates with outpatient providers, DMH, DCF, families, schools, etc. to determine the needs of each patient and to ensure that the patients are receiving the best, most responsive care available. BHNs are part of the hospital community and have the opportunity to be on a variety of hospital and community committees focused on the goal of providing and improving community-based care.Duties and Responsibilities:Performs comprehensive psychosocial evaluations to assess the needs of behavioral health patients in the Emergency Department.Coordinates information with other health professionals and collateral contacts to identify the appropriate level of care and establish an effective plan of actionDocuments assessments, interventions, and plans related to the patient's confidential medical record in accordance with HIPPA, industry, and compliance standards; Collaborates with ED team, PCPs and clinical staff on care management options; Provides education/consultation as needed to other mental health care team members and to health care consumers; Works with inpatient hospitals and step down programs on the acceptance and transfer of patients who need a higher level of careMaintains current up-to-date knowledge of clinical and regulatory requirementsCollaborates with other agencies for the education and benefit of the patient, staff and hospital; Performs analysis and report of various metrics as requested; Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environmentCommits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external) through provision of culturally competent careCommunicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect to differences in cultures, values, beliefs, and ages, utilizing diversity and interpreter services when needed; Serves as a liaisonwith other service providers or community supports for the continuous improvement of services to patients; Provides strength based interventions and education for clients to become actively engaged in their care, improve health literacy, and/or change their health behaviors (e.G. diet, medication adherence, compliance with doctor's visits); Collaborates with the ED team and clinical staff to identify high risk medical/social management patients; Makes referrals to community agencies when appropriate; Identifies potential legal or risk management issues and discuss with their supervisor; Participates in continuing education programs that are relevant to job functioning; Acts as a patient advocate and perform other duties as assigned; Required:Masters in Social Work (MSW)LICSW, LMHC, or license eligible3 years of experience in crisis evaluation and interventions with complex psychiatric patients preferred.Clinical skill in evaluation of children, adults and seniorsStrength based orientationExcellent interpersonal, conflict resolution, and communication skillsDemonstrate ability to work independently with minimal supervision as part of a teamFluency in a second language preferred but not requiredWhat We Offer:Competitive salaries & benefits403(b) retirement plan with company matchTuition reimbursementFree on-campus parkingAbout Lowell General Hospital:Lowell General Hospital is an independent, not-for-profit community hospital serving the Greater Lowell area and surrounding communities. With two primary campuses located in Lowell, Massachusetts, we are the second largest community hospital in Massachusetts. We have the latest state-of-the-art technology and a full range of medical and surgical services for patients, from newborns to seniors.Tufts Medicine Lowell General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity EmployerLocation: Tufts Medicine Lowell General Hospital - Sullivan 1 BHSchedule: Full Time, Evenings

Keywords: Lowell General Hospital - Saints Campus, Leominster , Ed Crisis Behavioral Health Navigator, Licsw, Lmhc, Healthcare , Leominster, Massachusetts

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