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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: COMCARE
Job Title: PT Crisis Clinician
Salary: $20.97 Hourly


Job Description:

Job Objectives:

Work as part of a team providing crisis intervention services and pre-admission assessments to meet the needs of members of the community who are in crisis. Performs clinical assessments for individuals who present as a danger to self or others at Crisis or other community locations. In addition, completion of intake, follow-up, and outreach appointments, as well as answering crisis telephone lines as needed is required. Pre-admission assessments entail evaluating for appropriate level of care. Support suicide prevention efforts in the community while upholding the mission and vision of COMCARE of Sedgwick County.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others. Employee must be able to complete complex tasks by applying standard office policies, authorized instructions, and past precedents to achieve a desired outcome. Employee must quickly recognize emergency or sensitive situations and take appropriate action. Critical decision making and the ability to think through the consequences of a decision are essential in this position.

 

Essential Job Functions:

Service Provision

  • Complete risk assessments for appropriate level of care
  • Provide brief focused therapy to address the immediate mental health needs of clients who present as currently dangerous
  • Conduct mental health assessments in the community with the mobile crisis unit (MCU) to determine a client’s immediate mental health needs
  • Provide assessment and brief focused therapy services to COMCARE Assessment Program for Seniors (CAPS) clients
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Intake/assessment to include history, presenting problems and diagnoses using DSM-V criteria
  • Initiates outreach to increase engagement

Documentation

  • Complete progress notes in accordance with COMCARE guidelines which meet requirements for medical necessity, goal-directed therapy and client response to treatment within prescribed timelines
  • Complete Notes for Record, precautions, authorization for release of records, releases of information, safety documents and other documentation as required and/or recommended within established deadlines
  • Completes call logs to ensure important information is available to other providers
  • Assessment tools are to be accurate and completed within the timeframe established for the particular screen
  • Monitor treatment plans and update within the required timeframe
  • Respond to Utilization Review staff feedback forms and make corrections as needed
  • Enter AIMS data as needed
  • Completes court reports or treatment summaries within required timelines as set by the entity requesting these documents

Specialized Activities

  • Spent time coordinating and assisting with a special program or project at CIS which enhances or aids in the delivery of services to mental health consumers
  • Activities may include but not be limited to competency evaluations, stress trauma assistance team, crisis assessment program for seniors, mobile crisis unit, or the collection and dissemination of data collected from local agencies
  • Coordinate admission to appropriate level of care

 

Competencies:

Collaboration/Relationship Building:  Establishes rapport and personal connections, while maintaining professional boundaries.  Builds constructive working relationships with clients/consumers, other work units, community organizations and others to meet mutual goals and objectives. Behaves professionally and supportively when working with individuals from a variety of ethnic, social and educational backgrounds.

Communication:  Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the listener, helps them understand and retain the message, and invites response and feedback. Ensures appropriate stakeholders are kept informed and that information shared is accurate and timely. Demonstrates good written, oral and listening skills.

Stress Management/Tolerance:  Maintains effective performance under pressure; handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.

Resilience:  Adapts quickly to change and easily considers new approaches. Remains flexible and open to new ideas and encourages others to value change. Understands changes in work tasks, situations, and environment as well as the basis for change. Thinks and acts effectively under pressure. Persists towards solutions and goals in changing circumstances. Overcomes obstacles to achieve results.

Time Management:  Shows ability to plan, schedule, direct work or self and others. Balances task requirements and individual abilities; organizes materials to accomplish tasks; sets high standards and well-defined, realistic goals for one ’s self. Displays a high level of effort and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision and is motivated to achieve.

 

Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:  Master’s Degree or higher

License, certifications, etc…:   Must be licensed by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as an LMSW, LMFT, LMLP, LCP, or LP.    Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance. Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and meet driver qualification standards as set forth in Sedgwick County’s Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage policy.  Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC licensing standards and pass KBI, DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry, and motor vehicle screens.  Must complete orientations provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE.

Preferred Qualifications

License, certifications, etc…:   May be clinically licensed by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as an LCP or LCPC, LCMFT, or LSCSW.

 

Physical Requirements of Position:

Medium work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and using measurement devices.

 

Testing/Screening Requested:

• Background checks including but not limited to KBI and DCF adult and child abuse registry. • Driver's license check. • Pre-employment urine drug screen.

 

Equipment:

Candidates must have basic computer or intermediate skills in word processing and email software, must be able to learn complex software related to an electronic medical record.

 

Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  Varied hours

Location of work:  635 N Main

Pooled #: 20003055, 20003044, 20003035

The employee is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.  May work in adverse conditions.  Fast-paced environment and may occasionally work with combative emotional consumers.

 

*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

 



Vacancy Number: 20003060

Open Date: 9/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 12/9/2018 11:59:59 PM