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Market Emergency Response Counselor - Nights

Martinsville, Virginia

Req ID 7455-12216 Post Date May. 02, 2024 CategoryBehavioral Health FacilitySovah Health - Martinsville
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Position Summary

 

Sovah Health is looking for the ideal candidate who will assume principle responsibility for behavioral health level of care assessments for individuals presenting to the Emergency Department in psychiatric or emotional crisis situations and for other patients referred for psychiatric evaluation. Assumes principle responsibility for facilitating placement of patients in need of inpatient psychiatric care. Requires flexibility in scheduling to insure 24/7 on-call coverage.

 

·         Collaborates with members of the health care team/patient/family and communicates information specific for formulation of an age-specific interdisciplinary plan of care.

·         Performs interventions accurately, concisely and timely in accordance with licensure/certification status, standards of care, age and status of patient.

·         Documents subjective and objective findings of patient progress. Monitors and modifies the plan of care as needed. Seeks consultation as necessary.

·         Educates the patient and family/caregiver about patient deficits.

·         Maintains knowledge of treatment modalities that promote stability and mental health recovery.

 

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. Licensed for 220 beds, SOVAH Health – Martinsville, is a full service, acute-care hospital providing over 22 medical specialties. Among the services we offer are a home health & hospice agency, advanced wound healing center, cardiac rehabilitation center, two cardiac catheterization labs, and medical & radiation oncology services.

Where We Are:

In Martinsville, explore culture and arts, enjoy kayaking or hiking and so much more in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. From the river to the racetrack, we offer plenty of activities to guarantee that you and your family have a fun filled time!

 

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

·         Professional development, Growth opportunities, and Mentor-based training

·         And much more…


Minimum Qualifications

 

Minimum Education

Graduate of school of mental health counseling, social work, psychology, professional nursing or other related human services field.

Required Skills

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Requires the ability to accept responsibility and accountability specific to the clinical treatment for assigned patients. Requires the cognitive ability and practical ability to assist in managing behavioral healthcare appropriate to the population assigned, considering the age and diagnosis of the same. Requires the ability to handle changes in priorities and carry them out efficiently.

Requires the ability to respond quickly and calmly under stressful or emergency situations.  Requires strong interpersonal skills.

Requires full range of motion including manual and finger dexterity and eye hand coordination. May require bending, squatting and kneeling. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires ability to work under stressful conditions and/or irregular hours. Potential for exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids. Candidates who are offered a position are required to provide fingerprints and personal information for a criminal history check as a condition of employment.

Certifications:

AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) or Heart Saver CPR required.  Therapeutic Options (de-escalation course) required within 90 days of employment

Minimum Work Experience

Minimum of two years recent experience in behavioral health field, preferably with expertise in family, marital, group and individual therapy. Requirement will include successful completion of orientation checklist and skills/credentials/competency requirements.

 

EEOC Statement:

SOVAH Health - Martinsville 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.


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