Crisis Intervention Clinician
PRN / Per Diem - Days - 4 Hours/Week
Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health
1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
Under the direction of the Administrative Director of Psychiatry and the Chairman, the Crisis Intervention Clinician is responsible for the initial psychological and psychosocial assessment of mental health patients in the Emergency Trauma Center and in the Crisis Service office. He/she is responsible for patient placements and referrals in cooperation with the Emergency Trauma Center Unit staff and/or psychiatrist. The Crisis Intervention Clinician also works collaboratively with the professional nurse on the inpatient psychiatric unit to monitor and document patients' reactions to situations and participates with patients in activities directed toward achieving therapeutic assessment goals. He/she provides services for patients ranging in age from infancy through late adulthood.
Conditions of Employment:
Experience: Minimum of 3 years in mental health field with crisis intervention experience.
Education and Training: BA or BS in Psychology or related field; Master's preferred.
License, Certification and Registration: Licensure in appropriate field preferred, but not required.
Other Requirements: Ability to perform and document mental health status exam and psychiatric history. Crisis intervention skills. Strong communication and counseling skills.
Since this position will require the selected candidate to engage in regular contact with children in the form of care, guidance, supervision or training, you will be required to meet the requirements of the Child Protective Services Act, including the Pennsylvania State Police criminal background check, the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare child abuse criminal background clearance, and an FBI fingerprint-based federal criminal records check. The selected candidate will not be allowed to commence working until all three (3) are completed satisfactorily.
Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health is an equal opportunity employer, and our policy prohibits discrimination in employment because of race, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status.
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