Job Title: Mental Health Evaluator
Company: HealthAlliance Hospital - Mary's Avenue Campus
City/State: Kingston, NY
Category: Allied Health Prof/Technical
Department: Psych Emer Room
Position: Full Time
Hours: Sun - Thurs
Req #: 12098
Posted Date: Aug 02, 2019
The MHE, in collaboration with the ED physician and on-call Psychiatrist/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, is responsible when ordered, for conducting a comprehensive Emergency Mental Health assessment and providing recommendations for individuals presenting in the emergency room with Mental Health issues. The MHE will be expected to perform, in addition to the foregoing, other duties as qualified, by New York State licensure as a nurse, social worker, mental health counselor and/or psychologist.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; or graduate of an accredited college with an MSW/Mentalh Health Counselorand appropriate licensure; or graduate of an accredited college with a doctorate in psychology.
Prefer1 year post-MSW or 1 year post-doctorate experience in psychology and 1 year psychiatric experience in an acute care setting, preferably in an emergency or crisis service.
Certification as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse preferred, or a Social Work license or license as a clinical psychologist.Demonstrated sound clinical skills in emergency mental health evaluation and disposition. Current New York State license in nursing, social work,psychology or related field, or Certification in Social Work (LMSW) by NYS Department of Education within 12 months of start date. Individuals will be expected to maintain any license they are in possession of at the time of hire for the term of their employment as a MHE.