Job Description

Job Title: Evaluator Clinician I (Casual) (UPMC Jameson)
Job ID: 712888
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: Weekend & evening on call hours
Shift: On Call
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: WPR - Psych Consult _ Liason
Location: 1000 South Mercer Street, New Castle PA 16105


Assessment of patients and families in collaboration with attending clinicians and other staff within a psychiatric service. Develop initial treatment plan in order to facilitate disposition planning. Ability to identify acuity level of patients. Provide patient care, not limited to the delivery of patient care. Facilitate the flow of information to promote effective communication regarding the patient care and patient operations.

This position will provide on call coverage on weekends and evenings (Saturday-Sunday, 7am-11pm and Sunday-Saturday, 11pm-7am, all in 4 hour shifts).

  • Complete patient/family assessments referred to emergency services for presentation to the attending clinician. Meet standards for documentation and completes all required paperwork. Demonstrate ability to utilize DSMs and to develop provisional diagnosis. Demonstrate knowledge of mental health laws and regulations Obtain appropriate consents or commitment authorizations as needed. Ability to work efficiently and independently in emergency setting. Knowledge of insurance programs, processes and able to obtain authorizations as needed. Knowledge of community resources to facilitate appropriate dispositions. Manage crisis situations effectively using positive approaches. Assist in maintaining safe environment. Participate with unit management in Program Development and Performance Improvement Activities. Complete assigned projects, reports and statistics in a timely manner.
  • Maintain competency requirements. Complete all required DDAP training during probation Serve as mentor to students and new employees. Learn and utilize up-to-date technology in delivery of patient care.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary activities such as staff meetings and other committees as assigned. Knowledge of inclusion criteria/protocols for current research programs.


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field with two (2) years of experience in a clinical psychiatric setting required
  • Master's degree required. 
  • Complete all relevant Department of Drug and Alcohol training programs.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of substance use related to the laws and regulations. 
  • Ability to respond calmly and effectively, using good clinical judgment to both psychiatric and medical emergencies. 
  • Ability to identify problems, implement resolution, reassesses situation/problem. 
  • Excellent interpersonal relations with the ability to interact in a direct, professional, tactful, gracious manner with all professional/non-professional contacts; includes all areas of verbal/non-verbal communication within the contest of direct/non-direct contact; history of excellent interpersonal relations. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. 
  • Ability to work under stress, with an unpredictable patient flow, in a sometimes crowded work environment. 
  • A personal disposition that is warm, friendly, caring, kind and hospitable towards patients, colleagues. 
  • Exhibit openness and willingness to learn. 
  • Flexible schedule; rotating shifts. 
  • History/track record of all above services consistently delivered with a service excellent attitude. 
  • Ability and willingness to work in a managed care environment. 
  • Excellent ability and history of direct, gracious, courteous, kind face-to-face, telephone and nonverbal skills.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $15.84 to $25.33

Union Position: No

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