Job Description

Job Title: Evaluator Clinician I (Casual)
Job ID: 740209
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Mercy
Department: Detox
Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219

Description

Purpose:
The Evaluator Clinician I will provide an assessment of patients and families in collaboration with attending psychiatrists and other staff within a psychiatric emergency 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to work efficiently and independently in emergency setting.
  • Assist in maintaining safe environment.
  • Attend 10 unit based or institute wide in-services yearly.
  • Complete assigned projects, reports and statistics in a timely manner.
  • 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
  • Demonstrate ability to utilize DSMIV and to develop provisional diagnosis.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of mental health laws.
  • Knowledge of inclusion criteria/protocols for current research programs.
  • Knowledge of insurance programs, processes and able to obtain authorizations as needed.
  • Learn and utilize up-to-date technology in delivery of patient care.
  • Maintain competency requirements.
  • Manage crisis situations effectively using positive approaches.
  • Meet standards for documentation and completes all required paperwork, including PEF, commitment paperwork.Obtain appropriate consents or commitment authorizations as needed.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary activities such as staff meetings and other committees as assigned.
  • Participate with unit management in Program Development and Performance Improvement Activities.
  • Serve as mentor to students and new employees.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a human service related field with a minimum of three (3) years in a clinical psychiatric setting OR
  • Masters degree preferably in Hu8man 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 - CCM training required within the first 60 days of hire and annually thereafter.

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

 

Salary Range: $18.24 to $30.32

Union Position: No

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