Clinician II

Clinician II

Position serves as a Clinician in Emergency Services, a 24-hour mandated service providing triage, crisis intervention, and pre-admission screening evaluations to individuals located in the city of Chesapeake.

Position provides pre-admission screening and crisis intervention to 24-hour Emergency Services unit and the CIT Assessment Center. 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. Utilizes DSM-V to diagnose mental health, substance abuse, developmental and other disorders. Consults with magistrate regarding obtaining TDOs and ECOs to promote safety of individuals and the community. Maintains documentation in EMR in compliance with agency quality assurance standards. May provide 30-day crisis interventions services to individuals who may require short-term solution focused interventions

Requires experience in crisis intervention and diagnosis in DSM-V; clinical experience with populations including serious mental illness, substance abuse and and co-occurring disorders. Clinician must possess the ability to relate and communicate with various populations, make commitment-related decisions, analyze psycho-social data, and communicate ideas verbally and in writing. Candidate must possess knowledge of state statutes, pre-admission screening criteria and the commitment process.


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