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Providence Health & Services Mental Health Assessment Specialist in Anchorage, Alaska

Description:

Providence is calling a Mental Health Assessment Specialist ( Psychiatric Emergency Dept, Variable Shift, 0.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Completes comprehensive documentation of the risk assessment for each patient to include patient demographics, collateral source information, psychiatric, substance use, social and functional assessment, mental status, history of presenting illness, suicide risk, violence risk, diagnoses, impression and plan of care.

  • Documents all activities in the electronic medical record according to departmental standards.

  • Completes reports consistent with regulatory requirements for the Office of Children’s Services and Adult Protective Services according to established policy and procedure.

  • Provides daily milieu management in a secure, seven bed, acute care psychiatric emergency unit to include, in cooperation with the unit RN and patient care technicians, assistance with all activities of daily living, safety planning, one to one care, physical restraint of patients, advocating for the protection and safety of all caregivers and patients within the unit.

  • Provides advanced de-escalation within the milieu and attends annual training.

  • Utilizes a high level of mental and emotional intelligence to meet patients' and their family's needs. Uses an even-temperament when providing care, uses tact, sensitivity, sound judgment, and a professional attitude when relating to patients, families, and visitors while developing comphrehensive treatment and discharge plans.

  • Identifies and offers the necessary services, resources and opportunities for the patient’s safe discharge to the community. Provides referral services and coordination of care to care facilities to include Alaska Psychiatric Institute, Providence Crisis Recovery Center, North Star Hospital, Ernie Turner Detox Center, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Juneau Bartlett Regional Hospital, the AWAIC Shelter, assisted living homes and other local shelters.

  • Provides brief psycho-therapeutic intervention and counseling to improve the developmental, problem-solving, and coping strategies of the patient and their support persons.

  • Provides necessary patient and support person education to address psychosocial concerns, and community resource needs.

Qualifications:

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work or other related field

  • Current licensure in the State of Alaska as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT) or eligibility for licensure within 6 months of employment

  • 3 years clinical experience in the mental health field

  • Working knowledge of criteria for reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid, insurance, and other funding sources

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Behavioral Health

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 242580

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