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- Psych Emergency Clinician
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- Psychiatric Emergency Services
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Psych Emergency Clinician (Job Opening 438314) - SCOPE OF POSITION
The Psychiatric Emergency Services Department facilitates inquiries about and access to Psychiatric Services on a 24-hour basis, and provides inpatient and outpatient programs for adult, children, and adolescents. The department provides the intake and admitting function, insurance verification, precertification, telephone consultation to referral sources regarding access to services, handles community daily bed placement calls, educates the health system staff, Nationwide Childrens and crisis teams for admission, community referrals, mental health boards, Netcare, etc. The Psychiatric Emergency Services Department also conducts face-to-face evaluation for admission and/or crisis assessment and linkage to appropriate services.
The Psychiatric Emergency Clinician facilitates the intake and admissions process for the OSU Medical Centers (OSUMC) Psychiatric Services by providing initial crisis assessment, intervention, and evaluation for admission to available programs, in collaboration with a Psychiatric Physician. Face-to-face assessments occur primarily in the OSU Emergency Department or in OSU Harding Hospital, but may also occur elsewhere within OSUMC, on request. In addition, The Psychiatric Emergency Clinician may assist with the entire intake process, including triage of referral source calls, collection of pre-admission demographic, clinical, and payor information, verification of insurance benefits, eligibility, pre-certification, and the registration/admitting process.
Education and experience
Masters Degree in mental health discipline or equivalent of education and experience required. A current Ohio professional licensure required (LSW, LISW, LISW-S, or LPCC). Experience in crisis intervention and inpatient psychiatric care is desired.