Job Description

Job Title: Evaluator Clinician I
Job ID: 739322
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: D/E/N
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC McKeesport
Department: MCK - Psychiatric TRU
Location: , Mckeesport PA


The Evaluator Clinician I will provide assessment of patients and families in collaboration with attending psychiatrists and other staff within a psychiatric service. Develop initial treatment plan in order to facilitate disposition planning. Ability to identify acuity level of patient. Provide patient care, not limited to the nursing process in the delivery of patient care. Facilitate the flow of information to promote effective communication regarding the patient care and patient operations.


  • Complete patient/family assessments referred to emergency services for presentation to the attending/resident psychiatrist�or within Psych Care Plus, review patient material for possible IP admission or conduct evaluation for outpatient psychiatric service. Meet standards for documentation and completes all required paperwork, including PEF, commitment paperwork. Demonstrate ability to utilize DSMV and to develop provisional diagnosis. Demonstrate knowledge of mental health laws. 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. 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. Attend 10 unit based or institute wide in-services yearly. 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 a related field with a minimum of three (3) years in a clinical psychiatric setting OR
  • Master's degree preferably in Human Services. 
  • Experience in a supervisory/charge position preferred. 
  • 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. 
  • May in the course of their job duties be in rooms where medications are stored. No contact with medications is allowed.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management - Crisis Management training required within 60 days of hire
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

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


Salary Range: $17 to $27.22 / hour

Union Position: No

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