Job Details

Requisition Number 19-2023
Post Date 10/18/2019
Title Social Worker LICSW MSW
Department Mental Health/Addiction PB
Job Group Advanced Practice
Employment Type Part Time (Regular)
Hours Per Pay Period 40
Shift Day/Evening
Shift Length 8 Hours
Mandatory Call Requirement Occasional Call
Mandatory Wknd Requirement Every Other Weekend
City Robbinsdale
State MN
Description The Emergency Behavioral Health Clinician assesses behavioral and psychological needs of customers in the Emergency Department (ED) to determine level of risk of harm to self, others and/or property and provide immediate referral to appropriate level of care; renders a diagnostic impression in cases related to mental illness and chemical dependency; establishes appropriate safety plan and treatment goals.
Emergency Behavioral Mental Health Clinicians employ a brief, psychotherapy model identifying and proposing solutions to the problem, providing support and sharing stress reduction techniques to assist customer and/or family during times of acute stress and/or decompensation. Providers work in collaboration with ED Physicians, Psychiatrists, RN’s, other mental health professionals and staff in the ED and on the inpatient units to meet the needs of the customer. Services are provided to customers of all ages. Emergency Behavioral Mental Health Clinicians also provide limited case management and discharge planning for customers they have assessed.
Requirements Education
• Master’s or Doctoral degree from an accredited college/university required. Degree in Social Work that results in licensure in the independent practice of clinical social work strongly preferred. Degrees that result in licensure as a Licensed Psychologist may be considered.
• 3 to 5 years of experience in community mental health with a behavioral medicine focus.
• Experience providing Crisis Intervention services, hospital experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of evidence-based psychotherapy techniques and interventions.
• Extensive knowledge of diagnostic criteria.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision to make clinical recommendations to Emergency Department providers, physicians, psychiatrist, detox facility nurses and outpatient providers in regards to immediate safety concerns.
• Ability to exercise mature, individual and ethical clinical judgments.
• Demonstrates superior organizational, problem-solving, interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills.
License Requirement Current license as an Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW, who fulfills the requirements as set forth by the Minnesota Board of Social Work.
State Requirement
• Current Licensed Psychologist from the Minnesota State Board of Psychology.
State Requirement
Additional Requirements Required Experience
• Experience with SPMI population
• Assess level of risk (suicide, homicide, psychosis)
• Ability to make a provisional diagnosis utilizing the DSM-V
• Provide brief therapy, crisis interventions, motivational interviewing
• Ability to confidently communicate assessment and referral to multidisciplinary team members with supporting evidence
• Provide psychoeducation to customers and their families
• Knowledge of chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders
• Plan safe dispositions
• Make referrals
• 3-5 years working as a mental health practitioner
• Emergency Department experience
• Health care experience
• Knowledge of community resources

Be part of a fast-paced, well-oiled multidisciplinary team at one of America’s top 50 best Trauma 1 Emergency Departments. Use your clinical expertise in our established Emergency Behavior Medicine (EBM) team that respects your clinical judgement and needs your talent. Make a difference in the lives of those needing psychiatric interventions, assessments and referrals.

EBM is a team of clinical mental health providers who assess and advocate for customers with psychiatric needs at North Memorial Medical Center’s Emergency Department.

Team members triage customers, obtain collateral information, provide psychiatric diagnostic assessments; make treatment recommendations and offer community resources while assessing each customer’s readiness for discharge and/or transfer to an inpatient setting.

Emergency Behavioral Medicine team members facilitate crisis counseling, brief therapy, and psycho education on numerous diagnoses and symptoms relating to mental health issues. They partner with North Memorial Medical Center departments, clinics, community providers and are part of the North Memorial Medical Center’s Psychiatric and Integrative Care Unit.

Join us now at North Memorial Health. Now that’s better!
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