Mobile Crisis Clinician/Canon City Office

Be a part of our integrated healthcare team! Solvista Health is located in beautiful southern Colorado, serving a rural four-county region. We are located close to excellent outdoor activities such as mountain hiking trails, mountain biking, and whitewater river sports.

The Mobile Crisis Clinician works with individuals and their families and participates with a multidisciplinary team to effectively meet the needs of persons whose lives are disrupted or complicated by mental illness, behavioral disturbances, substance use issues, or the inability to function or maintain in the community.

This individual identifies high-risk psychosocial factors of clients/families that impact health status and helps hospital or law-enforcement staff understand the influence of those factors upon the course of medical care. The Mobile Crisis Clinician is responsible for clinical evaluation, intervention and planning for clients with complex psychosocial risk; works effectively as part of interdisciplinary health care team; collaborates with and provides consultation to other disciplines within the setting and community; participates on Solvista Health, Hospital, Satellite, community task forces and committees.

 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Provides comprehensive emergency evaluations in cooperation with client/family, psychiatrist and interdisciplinary team, and develop safety and wellness plans based on client needs/goals.
  • If unable to assess the client due to mitigating factors (i.e. intoxication), makes arrangements with the emergency department or available resource to provide care for the client and to return at a specified time to complete the assessment when needed.
  • Continually assesses client’s behavioral health status, and provide evidence based interventions and strategies to improve clients/families functioning and/or medical adherence.
  • Provides risk assessment and intervention as part of the interdisciplinary team, with emphasis on harm reduction. When necessary, refers to and coordinates with appropriate emergency services which could include Crisis Community Living Rooms and Acute Treatment Units.
  • Provide a care management approach around psychosocial/behavioral health needs
  • Collaborate with various medical providers and/or additional service providers to coordinate care.
  • Work as part of a team of clinicians, peer specialists, paraprofessionals, case managers and psychiatric providers and follows through with the team as needed.
  • Responsible for On-Call Crisis intervention during set hours which provides crisis intervention and evaluation to meet the unique needs of pediatric, adolescent, adult, and/or geriatric consumers and their families. Crisis interventions are implemented in the community, emergency room, consumer residence and other areas as requested, using supervisory consultation as needed. Crisis intervention may include initial imminent risk evaluation to determine the level of danger to self, others or extent of being gravely disabled, with appropriate referrals to inpatient or outpatient services. Crisis intervention may include referral and/or active linking to community supports.
  • Documentation of all patient contacts and other important clinical information in the electronic health record and in accordance with Solvista Health and department procedures.
  • Community-based crisis assessment and intervention.
  • Community outreach and education.
  • Telephonic and in-person crisis assessment, triage and intervention.
  • Provides exemplary customer service to the client, family, and providers involved in the case. Provides flexibility and accommodation as needed.

Other Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned

Supervision Received       

Work is performed under the supervision of the Program Supervisor, Program Director, or Deputy COO as assigned.  Work is reviewed through the department’s quality assurance program for accuracy, policy compliance, abilities and completeness. Individual and group supervision provided.

Supervision Exercised                                                                                                  

None

 Job Requirements:                                                                                                   

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of specific medical/psychiatric illnesses, procedures and treatments
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including negotiation skills necessary to work within a team
  • Ability to provide rapid clinical psychosocial assessments and brief, short or long term treatment/management with individuals, families, couples and/or groups
  • Advanced crisis intervention/treatment/management skills
  • Cultural sensitivity and demonstrated competency in age specific behaviors
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge of end of life care issues
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of community agencies/resources. Ability to advocate/negotiate systems for/with patients.
  • Ability to be a team player.
  • Ability to prioritize decisions based upon multiple criteria and identifiable standards of policies and procedures.
  • Ability to multitask under stressful situations.
  • Any other duties as assigned by management
  • Ability to work within a Windows operating system and related programs.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population.

 Education or Formal Training:  

  • Master’s degree in social work, clinical psychology, or closely related field.
  • Colorado license preferred (LPC, LCSW, LAC, LMFT).

Experience:

  • Experience working with those who have mental illness and substance use disorders, including children, adolescents, and adults.
  • Experience completing psychiatric crisis assessments and formulating treatment plans; doing at-risk assessments, crisis intervention, and brief therapy.

 Working Conditions and Physical Demands

  • Serve as an information resource to clinical team. Locate requested information through additional sources.
  • Ability to work competently and consistently through sleep interruption or deprivation situations.
  • Ability to work in a busy, high-stress environment; prepare and maintain accurate records; interpret rules and regulations; read and understand client records.
  • Ability to work tactfully and effectively with staff, clients, families, fiscal intermediaries, and providers.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports using correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Ability to maintain objectivity and confidentiality.
  • Ability to gather and analyze data, draw conclusions, and make recommendations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both one on one and in groups; use word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications on personal computer.
  • Participate in job-related training sessions and seminars.
  • Attend required staff meetings.
  • Maintain prompt and regular attendance.
  • Perform related work as required.
  • Transports or arranges for transportation as needed. If transporting, required to use company supplied vehicle or contracted service.  Must have reliable personal transportation, current Colorado driver’s license, and a clean driving record.

Position Type

Full-time, Exempt position

 Conditions of Employment:

  • Annual TB, federally required drug screening, and Influenza vaccination or compliance with policy and procedure.
  • Required possession of a valid state driver's license.

Successful candidate must submit to and pass, post-offer drug screen