If you enjoy the idea of fast paced mental health crisis assessment and intervention work in an inter-disciplinary setting then consider joining the Behavioral Healthcare Providers (BHP) team, a service of MHealth Fairview.
BHP Licensed Mental Health Professionals consult with Emergency Department Physicians and Nurses in over 30 hospitals across Minnesota and Wisconsin to understand and support people presenting with Mental Health and Substance Use concerns.
Our clinical model supports your professional judgment and decision making with state-of-the-art standardized assessment tools and logistical support to allow you to focus on clinical care. As a BHP team member there are opportunities to provide crisis work face to face in high volume settings and/or providing care through Tele-Medicine for multiple lower volume sites as positions are available.
The work is perfect for mental health generalists who like variety or those who want to expand their skills with different age and diagnostic groups.
This is a .2 FTE (16 hours per two week pay period, e/o weekend) opening, located at the University of Minnesota Medical Center - Fairview West Bank Emergency Department. This role provides behavioral crisis assessments via face to face interactions with patients.
At BHP, wehave been positively impacting the community since 2002. We helpyouthand adults receive timely and compassionate care during periods of crisis.We are firmlycommitted toimprovingcommunityhealth and aretransforming the ways in which crisis assessments and behavioral health services are availablethroughtechnologicalinnovationand community partnerships.
Provides coordinated care by initiating client centered consultation with internal and external providers involved in care or services. Responsible for obtaining the necessary releases
Provides crisis call support and determines appropriate level of care, as needed, for clients
Completes a comprehensive behavioral assessment in person or virtually via telehealth to identify patient needs and to recommend a level of care
Provides psychotherapy for clients
Assesses and completes the DEC (Diagnostic Evaluation Center) assessment form for all crisis patients
Determines appropriate disposition, coordinates care, and provides discharge summaries for patients
Collaborates with the patient, medical doctor, and family to create a treatment plan based on medical necessity and the patients preference for care
Provides primary communication to collaborating partners, e.g. Hospital emergency departments, schools, primary care clinics, assisted living, and other treatment providers
Adheres to all policies and procedures
Maintains knowledge of available community resources and procedures for hospitalizations
Obtains all necessary documents, information, and signatures from patients in order to complete assessments and coordinate care
Conducts risk assessments, de-escalation techniques/suicide prevention, and/or mental status evaluation
Promptly and accurately documents patient information, the major crisis or treatment issues and expectedoutcomes based on medical record-keepingstandards. Documents/charts according to department standards, policy and regulatory and accrediting bodies requirements
Service to Internal and External Customers:
Responsible for responding to queries pertaining to services that can be provided to best meet the needs of the patient
Troubleshoots technical issues with telehealth sites
Locates and schedules routine and crisis appointments for patients within the established timeframe
Establishes and maintains positive and professional working relationships with internal staff, external service providers and other state and county agencies
Engages in appropriate professional development through continuing education, membership in professional organization and licensure as eligible
As requested, participates in nonclinical activities such as committee work, quality improvement teams, performance improvement and grant initiatives
Masters Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Nursing or closely related field
2 years supervised therapy experience in mental health including assessment, individual, group and familytherapy.
Basic Life Support Certification prior to end of orientation
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.
Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider netwo...rk and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.
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