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Mental Health Professional

  • Job Summary
    • Maintains responsibility for evaluating patients in the Emergency Department who present with psychiatric or related problems. Acts as consultant to staff in Emergency Department. Performs crisis intervention and counseling, support, and referral services to both psychiatric patients and their families.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Minimum Qualifications
      • MSW or MSN (current Maryland license required) or Masters in Counseling or related field or PhD required
      • One (1) or more years clinical experience directly related in Mental Health
    • Preferred Qualifications
    • Department Specific Qualifications
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
    • Performs psychiatric assessments and mental status evaluations on all patients who present in the Emergency Department with psychiatric disorders or complaints.
    • Contacts and consults with the psychiatrist-on-call regarding diagnoses and recommendations for treatment for all psychiatric evaluations.
    • Maintains open and continuous communications with Emergency Department staff and consults with Emergency Department physician regarding final diagnosis and disposition plans.
    • Makes arrangements for hospital admission, transfer to another facility or follow-up for patients with a local agency.
    • Uses age appropriate games, rewards and praise when explaining and performing treatments and procedures.
    • Facilitates both voluntary and involuntary admissions by contacting insurance companies for preauthorization when necessary, giving report to the accepting unit or facility and completing all appropriate paperwork.
    • Maintains logs on computer of all patients who are formally evaluated by Mental Health Professionals in the Emergency Department. Documents in patient medical record.
    • Attends Emergency Psychiatric Services staff meetings and other meetings as requested.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

Mental Health Professional

Leonardtown, MD 20650
Full time

Published on 05/12/2022

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