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Job ID: 83107
Location: Hendersonville, NC
Facility/Division: Pardee UNC Health Care
Status: Part Time
Shift: Night Job
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.
The Psychiatric Emergency Clinician provides a comprehensive assessment and evaluation of individual patient needs on assigned patients. Conducts patient assessments and contributes to the treatment and discharge plans by identifying needed resources to provide continuity of care.
1. Completes a biopsychosocial assessment of patients; assists patients to develop a discharge plan; obtains collateral
information from family members, community providers and other supports as appropriate; provides crisis
intervention as needed to facilitate a safe plan of care; serves as a patient advocate, representing patient’s interest to
the hospital team. Performs psychiatric assessments of patients presenting to the hospital emergency department and
assists, as needed, the emergency room physician and the on-call psychiatrist in developing disposition plans.
2. Identifies possible or actual obstacles to safe discharge and provides intervention. Develops and maintains good
working relationships with outside community providers and social agencies, collaborating as necessary regarding
discharge plans. Maintains knowledge of community resources for referral development.
3. Serves as patient advocate to secure adequate community service support and/or appropriate continuing care.
Demonstrates proper performance of skills reflected and validated by the unit specific orientation/skills checklist.
Adheres to policy and procedures and maintains licensures and certifications as applicable. Provides patient care as
appropriate within the scope of licensure. Performs other duties as assigned by management.
4. Coordinates admissions that meet criteria. Implements the Involuntary Commitment Process including, appearing
before the magistrate, documentation and ensuring patient safety.
5. Obtains, interprets and communicates to staff and physicians necessary information regarding patients. Provides
careful and timely verbal and written communication, documenting the psychiatric and/or psychosocial assessment
with special attention to safety and discharge needs. Maintains communication with patient’s family members and/or
significant relationships as indicated throughout the course of treatment.
Must meet the applicable criteria of a qualified professional or an associate professional as outlined below (see Licensure).
Must meet one of the criteria of a qualified professional or an associate professional as outlined in the staff definitions in 10A NCAC 27G .0104 . "Qualified professional" is defined, within the mh/dd/sas system of care as:
an individual who holds a license, provisional license, certificate, registration or permit issued by the governing board regulating a human service profession, except a registered nurse who is licensed to practice in the State of North Carolina by the North Carolina Board of Nursing who also has four years of full-time accumulated experience in mh/dd/sa with the population served; or
a graduate of a college or university with a Masters degree in a human service field and has one year of full-time, post-graduate degree accumulated mh/dd/sa experience with the population served, or a substance abuse professional who has one year of full-time, post-graduate degree accumulated supervised experience in alcoholism and drug abuse counseling; or a graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree in a human service field and has two years of full-time, post-bachelor's degree accumulated mh/dd/sa experience with the population served, or a substance abuse professional who has two years of full-time, post-bachelor's degree accumulated supervised experience in alcoholism and drug abuse counseling; or
a graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree in a field other than human services and has four years of full-time, post-bachelor's degree accumulated mh/dd/sa experience with the population served, or a substance abuse professional who has four years of full-time, post-bachelor's degree accumulated supervised experience in alcoholism and drug abuse counseling.
Must meet the applicable experience criteria of a qualified professional or an associate professional as outlined above (see Licensure).
Legal Employer: Pardee - HCHC
Entity: Pardee UNC Health Care
Organization Unit: Acute Care Case Management
Work Type: Part Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 24.00
Work Schedule: Night Job
Location of Job: PARDEEHOSP
Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
The UNC Health System and the UNC School of Medicine are committed to valuing all people throughout our organization, regardless of background, lifestyle, and culture. A diverse and inclusive work environment for staff and culturally appropriate care for our patients, are essential to fulfilling our UNC Health vision of improving the health of all North Carolinians.
UNC Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, status as a protected veteran or political affiliation.
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