Substitute Clinicians provide pre-admission screenings and crisis intervention to Emergency Services Unit, a 24-hour mandated service providing triage, crisis intervention and pre-admission screening evaluations to individuals located in the city of Chesapeake.
This position performs risk assessments to determine the appropriate level of care, utilizing the least restrictive alternative to manage crisis, advocates for individuals requiring inpatient treatment, crisis stabilization or detox services.
This position will also use DSM-V to diagnose mental health, substance abuse, developmental and other disorders. Consults with magistrate to obtain TDO and ECO to promote safety of individuals and the community.
Maintains documentation in EMR in compliance with agency quality assurance standards. May provide 30 day crisis intervention services to individuals who may require short-term focused interventions. Maintains documentation in the electronic medical record system (CREDIBLE).
This position requires experience in crisis intervention and diagnosis in DSM-V, clinical experience with populations including SMI, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Clinician must possess the ability to relate and communicate with affected populations and other mental health professionals to make commitment related decisions, analyze psycho-social data and effectively express ideas both verbally and written.
Candidate must possess knowledge of state statues, pre-admission screening criteria and the commitment process.