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Behavioral Health Specialist

Job ID: 77452
Location: Rocky Mount, NC
Facility/Division: Nash UNC Health Care
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable

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Job Description

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Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

Summary:
Provides crisis intervention, psychosocial / mental health / substance abuse assessments to individuals (and families as indicated) presenting to Emergency Department or inpatients at UNC Health Nash.

Responsibilities:

  • Establishes collaborative practice with ED nursing personnel, physicians, and other community healthcare professionals regarding the assessment and disposition of psychiatric patients.
  • Facilitates the involuntary commitment process as directed by the MD.
  • Assists with assuring patient safety of behavioral health patients as directed by the RN.
  • Utilizes appropriate community referral and support sources for behavioral health patients requiring social work / case manager / discharge planning assistance.
  • Involves the patient and family in the assessment and planning process and educates them regarding care options.
  • Investigates level of care and financial resources in formulating plans.

Other information:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related human services field.
  • Current BCLS certification.
  • CPI certification within 90-days of hire.
  • Licensed in the state of North Carolina as to the appropriate field of study and degree.
  • 5 years of experience in crisis counseling or mental health counseling.



Job Details

Legal Employer:

Entity: Nash UNC Health Care

Organization Unit:

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00

Work Schedule: Variable

Location of Job:

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Not Applicable


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