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Emergency Screener III F/T or P/T (Evening/Night/Weekends)

at New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee

Posted: 9/29/2019
Job Reference #: 1153235
Keywords: emergency

Job Description

  • Screening
  • Fort Pierce, FL, USA
  • Other

To provide emergency mental health and substance abuse evaluations, crisis intervention and appropriate dispositions for individuals presenting at the Emergency Evaluation Unit in severe and acute distress.

Licensed by the State of Florida to practice clinical psychology, social work, counseling, mental health counseling, psychiatric nursing, or be a registered nurse and complete a course in emergency screening prior to or within three (3) months of assuming emergency screening responsibilities.

• Must be in good physical condition with no restrictions of movement.
• Must be able to apply Therapeutic Effective Aggression Management (TEAM) Techniques without limitations.

1.0 Conducts emergency evaluations for new and existing clients presenting for emergency services as assigned by the supervisor.
1.1 Emergency evaluations are performed in accordance with the Agency's protocol for conducting emergency evaluations.

2.0 Provides emergency interventions and appropriate dispositions for assigned clients.
2.1 All emergency interventions are documented in writing on the emergency evaluation protocol including, but not limited to, external referral sources contacted and outcome; internal referral sources contacted and outcome; and other intervention modalities utilized, e.g. crisis for the individual and his/her family.
2.2 Final Crisis/Screening Unit disposition for each assigned client is accurately documented in writing on the emergency evaluation protocol.

3.0 Performs functions in computer system.
3.1 Searches for client SR#s/Assigns new SR#s as necessary.
3.2 Enters and/or updates basic Client Demographics.
3.3 Enters data into the following CMHC records: Agency Admissions for all new clients; Assessment RU Admissions; Assessment RU Discharges; RU Admissions for Inpatient Units; RU Transfers of Inpatient Units

4.0 Performs other duties as requested.
4.1 Miscellaneous duties are performed according to instruction.