The Behavioral Health Clinician is responsible for the planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of Behavioral Health Access Service functions for psychiatric and/or chemically dependent patients of all ages and their involved families in accordance with legal, regulatory and accreditation requirements, and the goals of the Hospital and Behavioral Health Services. Primary functions include but are not limited to information and referral, clinical triage/crisis assessments, intake/admission process for the Behavioral Health Outpatient Program, utilization review management as needed, data entry/analysis and quality improvement activities.
As part of the information and referral process, the Behavioral Health Clinician answers all incoming calls, meets with walk-ins in the ER and for the Behavioral Health Outpatient Program as needed, performs initial call triage, facilitates assessment appointments, provides service/program appointments, tracks/maintains call database, and tracks/follows-up with referrals and information requests (includes those from EAPs, Primary Care Physicians, etc.).
Other duties of the role include:
Assists Emergency Room (ER) Physicians, as well as Medical Floor Physicians, by giving initial impression/assessment of psychiatric/chemical dependency patients.
Coordinates/facilitates the MOTâs of patients from the ER and medical floors that require inpatient psychiatric/chemical dependency stabilization and treatment.
Coordinates/facilitates OPCâs (Order of Protective Custody/Involuntary) through the local Mental Health Court for those inpatient medical unit patients who require involuntary psychiatric treatment.
Assists Behavioral Health Outpatient Program with assessments, group therapy, etc., as needed.
Implements monitors regarding client satisfaction and service effectiveness. Participates in QIA teams/activities.
Please note, De-Escalation/Management of Aggressive Behaviors Training (CPI, MANDT, PMAB) or equivalent is required upon hire or by start date.
Location/Facility â Fort Worth, TX
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Specialty/Department/Practice â Behavioral Health
Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
*Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level.
2 years of experience required
Master's degree required
Must have one of the following: -- LCSW - Lic Clinical Social Worker -- LMSW - Lic Masters Social Worker -- LPC - Lic Professional Counselor -- RN - Registered Nurse
Internal Number: 19007066
About Baylor Scott & White Health
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!