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Crisis Consultant

Company: Nuvance Health
Location: Carmel
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations - Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York - plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.

Purpose:The Crisis Consultant provides crisis intervention, risk assessment, and mental health in the Emergency Department. Services include developing safety plans and providing referral/resource information to patients and families in a behavioral health crisis. This position provides consultation to and coordination of care of patients in crisis in consult with the Emergency Department healthcare team and the on-call Psychiatrists. The Crisis Consultant is responsible for identifying, referring, and advocating for patients needing behavioral health service, and other services as needed. Population served based on scope of services in the department.

Essential Responsibilities

1.Assists emergency room team in a consultant role to provide expert clinical care to patients and families presenting to the ED in mental health / behavioral crisis.

2.Responds to an Emergency Department request for consultation within one hour of request

3.Actively listens and affects a calming influence on the person in crisis

4.Assess the current mental status, risk for self-harm and risk for harm to others of the person in crisis

5.Makes recommendations to the physician/psychiatrist regarding need for involuntary or voluntary hospitalization

6.Provides follow-up with outpatient therapist and referrals to appropriate community resources/agencies for problem resolution

7.Safeguards the confidential information of the organization, including contractual information, and other business-related functions, as well as safeguarding Protected Health Information according to HIPAA and other state related laws

8.Communicates decisions and recommendations to the client and to other members of the treatment team

9.Formulates adequate plans for resolution of crisis

10.Maintain and model the organization's values of Personal, Imaginative, Agile, and Connected

11.Demonstrates regular, reliable and predictable attendance

12.Performs other duties as required

Education and Experience Requirements:

* Master's Degree in Social Work or related field or RN with a Bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN).
* Three (3) years of psychiatric experience, or relevant clinical experience.
* Familiar with trauma informed care as well as the basics of responding to acute crisis situations.
* PREFER: Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN)
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements: -Proficient in MS Word and Excel -Excellent verbal and written communication skillsLicense, Registration, or Certification Requirements:

NYS license in one of the following: Psychologist, Behavioral Analysist, Marital and Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Social Worker

Location: Carmel-PHC 670 Stoneleigh Avenue

Work Type: Per Diem

Standard Hours: 8.00

FTE: 0.010000

Work Schedule: Eve/Night 8

Work Shift: On-call, flexible hours

Org Unit: 936

Department: Crisis Intervention

Exempt: No

Grade: S10

EOE, including disability/vets.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

Salary Range: 31.25-58.05

Keywords: Nuvance Health, Danbury , Crisis Consultant, Professions , Carmel, Connecticut

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