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Evaluator Clinician II

Description

Purpose:
Perform assigned tasks, assume responsibilities delegated by Senior personnel and participate as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, in various aspects of patent care with an emphasis on therapeutic activities conducted with assigned individuals and groups.

Responsibilities:

  • Assure continuity of care through liaison with other programs and agencies.
  • Ability to delegate responsibilities to staff; provide direct, honest, tactful feedback.
  • Assist in the staff coverage of all shifts up to and including mandating of staff.
  • Facilitate monthly clinician meetings.
  • Demonstrate the standards for documentation completed all required paperwork.
  • Identify and begin initial disposition plans including inpatient admission, referral to outpatient services/research protocols, community mental health centers, etc.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of mental health law; obtains appropriate consent or commitment authorization as needed.
  • Active participation and ongoing maintenance of quality management activities; development of standards from problem identification.
  • Complete the assessment as a joint effort as dictated by the charge person.
  • Function as liaison with community agencies and organizations for facilitate patient/family care and provide information and referrals to lay persons, external agencies, and professionals and regional treatment centers when working both in telephone triage and emergency services.
  • Complete evaluation audit forms on peers, attending, and trainees.
  • Hold mentoring sessions for clinician I.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of insurance programs; obtain authorizations as needed; demonstrate knowledge of registration/financial issues/concerns.
  • Maintain annual Staff Development recertification.
  • Ability to evaluate presenting symptomatology for the purpose of determining the appropriateness of referrals to clinical research programs, outpatient open treatment programs (and scheduling the appropriate appointment times) specialty clinics, referral to admission coordinators for inpatient admissions, and emergency services for evaluation.
  • Demonstrate ability to utilize the DSM; develop provisional diagnoses.
  • Response to psychiatric and medical emergencies as a team member.
  • Inform Shift Coordinator /Nurse Manager of pertinent issues, solutions, re-evaluation.
  • Accurately and efficiently initiate 302 / involuntary proceedings as needed.
  • Give feedback to manager on evaluations for clinician I
  • Perform admission coordination duties as assigned.
  • Serve on a hospital committee with an attendance of at least 85%.
  • Complete the patient/family assessments referred to the emergency services for presentation to the attending psychiatrist.
  • Provide staff assistance in the completion of patient assignments.
  • Serve as a preceptor for less senior staff.
  • Compare and present a quality improvement project.

Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in human services or a related field required.
  • 1 year psych experience.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Relevant evaluation experience with diverse psychiatric populations.
  • Physically capable of providing direct total physical care to unpredictable, potentially violent mentally ill patients as necessary, including lifting, supporting, running towards or away from areas where problems are occurring and pushing and pulling equipment such as wheel chairs. 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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