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Company: Harris Regional Hospital
Location: Sylva
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Who We Are:People are our passion and purpose. Come work where you are appreciated for who you are not just what you can do. Harris Regional Hospital is an 86-bed acute care facility, including orthopedics, cardiology, general surgery, women's care, and emergency medicine, as well as sports medicine, physical therapy, imaging and laboratory services, and many other areas of subspecialty care. Where We Are:Located in western North Carolina, picturesque Sylva offers local restaurants, stores, & breweries with convenient access to Asheville & the Blue Ridge Parkway. The landscape is highlighted by waterfalls, rocky peaks and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, providing opportunities for whitewater rafting, hiking, and biking throughout the region. Sylva is home to Southwestern Community College and Western Carolina University, a mid-size four-year public college offering both undergraduate and graduate programs, located 5 miles away in Cullowhee. Both Asheville, NC, and Gatlinburg, TN, are just 50 miles away and Atlanta, GA is 150 miles from Sylva.Why Choose Us: - Health (Medical, Dental, Vision) and 401K Benefits for full-time employees - Competitive Paid Time Off / Extended Illness Bank package for full-time employees - Employee Assistance Program - mental, physical, and financial wellness assistance - Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance for qualified applicants - Opportunities for education and training through partnership with Duke LifePoint Healthcare - And much more---POSITION SUMMARYProvides 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 agencies.KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS1. Education: Masters Degree in Social Work is preferred, but not required. 2. Licensure: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or be License eligible. Must attain license within 3 years of hire into this position. 3. Minimum 3 years experience providing care in mental health, counseling, and/or substance abuse field is desired, but not required.4. BLS life safety class attended within 90 days of hire and maintain thereafter5. CPI or other Crisis Intervention training within 90 days of hirePreferred1. Experience providing crisis services2. Experience working in the Emergency Department3. Experience working on an inpatient Behavioral Health Unit4. Knowledge of Recovery and Wellness PhilosophyEEOC Statement:Harris Regional Hospital is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran--s-p-m1--By applying, you consent to your information being transmitted by Monster to the Employer, as data controller, through the Employer's data processor SonicJobs.See Lifepoint Health Terms & Conditions at and Privacy Policy at and SonicJobs Privacy Policy at and Terms of Use at

Keywords: Harris Regional Hospital, Asheville , BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALIST - PRN, Healthcare , Sylva, North Carolina

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