Provides crisis services and intervention to clients potential
crisis through telephone and face to face evaluation.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Worker is directly accessed via an answering service and is to
respond by phone within 15 minutes during the entirety of
Provides face-to-face mental health evaluations in hospital
emergency rooms police stations and at peoples home as needed.
Provides consultation with other service providers regarding
referrals and other resources.
Provides consultation with other clinical staff relevant to
clinical issues with clients.
Consults with the administrator-on-call and psychiatrist-on-call
to discuss concerns/difficult clinical situations issues with
system/providers incident report level issues state contract bed
and childrens admissions and exploration of options/alternatives
and also for support.
Has knowledge base and can access all resources for
hospitalization and crisis stabilization/hospital diversion.
Will complete documentation including incident reports of every
contact that occurs as well as results from consult with the
administrator or psychiatrist on-call.
Will be responsible for obtaining shifts or information about
clients in crisis hour prior to the beginning of their shift.
Will provide report after every shift by 8 a.m. on Monday
through Friday and by 8 a.m. on Monday from every weekend
Will complete all documentation and forward to a regional mental
health center 24 hours after the completion of their shift.
Refer clients to other community resources as needed.
Attend all necessary meetings as assigned.
Will provide supervision and consultation to assigned on-call
clinicians who require training in emergency services protocol.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned or needed.
All workers must have an R.N./and/or Masters Degree for above in
a related mental health program to be eligible for on-call.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
All R.Ns are required to have a nursing license.
Any other licenses will be forwarded to personnel and also the
business office for billing purposes.
Must be certified or certifiable by Department of MHRH as an
Emergency Services clinician.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a
multi-disciplinary team self-motivated.
JOB KNOWLEDGE SKILL AND ABILITY:
Ability to effectively present information and respond to
questions from professionals managers clients family and the
Ability to reach analyze and interpret professional journals
policy procedures and governmental regulations.
Ability to clearly and cogently document clinical and other
information in accordance with Policies and Procedures.
Ability to write reports and general correspondence.
Possess an empathetic attitude toward clients and family members
balanced by an ability to maintain professional objectively and
commitment to professional values such as self-determination
confidentiality and self-awareness.
Ability to successfully complete all required training and
Oral and written communication skills including speech grammar
spelling and legibility are at sufficient level to ensure effective
and appropriate communication.
Ability to add subtract multiply and divide in all unites of
measure using whole numbers common fractions and decimals either
manually or by use of a calculator.
Uses and accesses information in clients health information
record or about a client only as necessary to actual duties and
then only in accordance with access levels assigned to this
position by Gateway Healthcare Inc. from time-to-time and in
accordance with Gateway Healthcare Inc. policies rules and
procedures as adopted by Gateway Healthcare Inc. from
Comply with agency ethics and codes of conduct in all contacts
with clients co-workers and the community
Observe all agency policies and procedures.
Must be able to appreciate the sensitive/private nature and
legal status of information about individual clients obtained
maintained or used by Gateway Healthcare Inc. and to not access use
disclose or request such information about a client unless
necessary to the performance of his/her job.
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the main
duties and responsibilities of this job. Other duties with
different demands may also be assigned by the employee's
supervisor. Gateway complies with the Americans with Disabilities
Act and analogous state statutes. Therefore to the extent required
by law Gateway will make reasonable accommodations to allow
qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions duties and responsibilities of their positions. Employees
and applicants should discuss requests for reasonable
accommodations with Human Resources at any time.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is
regularly required to use hands to finger handle or feel objects
office equipment or controls and talk or hear. The employee
frequently is required to walk sit reach with hands and arms and
climb. The employee is occasionally required to stand; stoop kneel
crouch or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally
lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision distance vision
peripheral vision depth perception and the abilities to adjust
focus. The employee occasionally works in outside weather
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race color religion sex national origin age
ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or
expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan
is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Location: Gateway Healthcare Inc. USA:RI:Pawtucket
Work Type: Per Diem
Shift: Shift 1