Behavioral Health Specialist
Company: Harris Regional Hospital
Posted on: November 18, 2023
Harris Regional HospitalProvides emergency psychiatric and
substance abuse assessment, diagnosis, and crisis intervention to
patients/families identified by the Emergency Department or Medical
floor as having psychiatric and/or substance abuse consultation
needs. This may include referral and placement at inpatient
facilities or outpatient discharge planning with patients/families.
Provides a comprehensive first evaluation for patients in the
involuntary commitment process. -Behavioral Health responsibilities
in this role may include: group therapy; completing Psychosocial
Assessments; facilitating individual and /or family therapies;
developing, implementing and reviewing treatment plan; case
management discharge planning. -Additional Social Worker duties may
include facilitation of smooth transition for patients from one
level of care to another using available resources.Job Functions1.
Provides behavioral health assessment, in partnership with the ED
physician, to patients who present to the Emergency Department
including recommendations for level of care needs2. Completes
comprehensive first evaluations for patients under Involuntary
Petition3. Facilitates disposition to inpatient Behavioral Health
units as appropriate4. Coordinates/Develops appropriate safety
plan/measures if patient's plan is to be discharged to the
community5. Provides brief, solution-focused interventions to
patients with the goal of assisting in stabilizing crisis6.
Provides information to hospital staff related to community
resources and behavioral health processes. -Coordinates with
outpatient Behavioral Health service providers to create continuity
of care including securing outpatient appointments as necessary.7.
Completes behavioral health consultations with patients that
present for medical services throughout the hospital system either
in person or by use of telemedicine equipment8. Assists Providers:
Psychosocial Assessments; Discharge planning; Treatment plan
development and review; Group therapy; and Individual therapy.9.
Monitors compliance with standards of care for patients with
behavioral health needs in the Emergency Department. -This includes
making recommendations related to maintaining a safe environment of
care and level of observation needs of the patient.10. Actively
participates in data collection for patients with behavioral health
needs -11. Knowledgeable of community agency resources and able to
facilitate processes involved in obtaining the same.12. Able to
provide patients/families with information regarding available
financial assistance options, i.e. Medicare, Medicaid, etc.
-Facilitate referrals for financial assistance by providing names
and numbers of contact persons and locations.13. Knowledgeable of
available support groups in the area and able to supply information
as needed.14. Provides concise and informative documentation in the
medical record regarding patient, family or physician encounters,
services or resources provided or information given regarding
these.15. Assists with transfer arrangements for case management
patients.16. Provides input into resource utilization and
appropriate care settings.17. Maintains positive working relations
with Behavioral Health, skilled care, long term care, rehab,
nursing home facilities as well as home health and durable medical
Keywords: Harris Regional Hospital, Asheville , Behavioral Health Specialist, Healthcare , Sylva, North Carolina
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