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 patient's 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.
Full-Time 40 Hours/Week, Days
Experience: Minimum of 3 years in mental health field with crisis intervention experience.
Education and Training: B.A. or B.S. in Psychology or related field – Masters 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 finger print based federal criminal records check. The selected candidate will not be allowed to commence working until all three (3) are completed satisfactorily.
Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have over 30,000 employees.
Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation’s best in eight specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.
Thomas Jefferson University has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.
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