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Mount Sinai Hospital - Crisis Worker

CRISIS WORKER (Part-Time Weekends / 10pm -6:30am)

SHS · Mount Sinai Hospital

Chicago, IL

Healthcare Professional

Part Time, Nights, 10pm-630am, weekends and holidays

Req # 15263



JOB CODE: 0274,

COST CENTER: 01.100.2780

•Completes an in-depth biopsychosocial assessment of a patient (adult, child, adolescent) who presents to emergency department in crisis. • Recognizes patients suffering from acute symptoms of suicidality, homicidality, agitation, psychosis, mania, intoxication, anxiety, and other presentations, and be able to identify the need for hospitalization • Works closely with the on-call psychiatric provider to determine appropriate disposition as well as the ED attending to provide immediate stabilization (as needed) in the emergency department. • Must be able to facilitate a medical evaluation to determine if patient is medically stable and be familiar with psychotropic medications. • Must be knowledgeable and/or familiar with legal documents such as: voluntary admission forms, certificates, and petitions. • Is required to facilitate transfers from and to other private and/or state hospitals. • Must be familiar with and be able to understand DSM diagnoses and assist a licensed clinician in formulating a psychiatric diagnosis for the patient’s related visit. • Provides patients with appropriate referrals to community agencies and /or substance abuse treatment programs and follow up with external referrals as needed. • Is familiar with Medicaid, Medicare, MCO’s, and other commercial insurances and complete pre-certifications when needed. • Communicates effectively with all persons involved in patient’s treatment from family/friends and ED staff to outside agencies such as: CPD, CFD, SASS, nursing homes, etc.