Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Mental Health/Social Services
Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is the leading provider of health services in Wake County. With a mission to improve the health and well-being of our community, we are committed to providing outstanding and compassionate care. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org.
This position is eligible for a sign-on incentive.
The BH Licensed Clinician (BHLC) is responsible for the provision of mental health and substance use services at WakeMed. via in person and tele assessments. The BHLC provides emergency Psychiatric and Substance use clinical assessments, diagnoses patients using DSM-5, ICD10-codes, offers appropriate crisis intervention/supportive counseling/social work interventions, and responds to ED BHRTs. . Focuses on diagnostic and functional evaluations, safety assessments, patient engagement and or support system effectiveness. Collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team including physicians, psychiatry and psychology staff. Decides and communicates disposition and level of care. This includes facilitating voluntary and involuntary commitments as directed by the physician. Assists with diagnostic clarification, post-discharge treatment recommendation, identification of treatment options, high-risk behavior mitigation and prevention planning. Advises patient, family and responsible medical providers, as needed, to improve quality and continuum of care. Participates in hospital and community initiatives that address mental health and substance use issues. Provides expertise in mental health and substance use issues to the multi-disciplinary team including in-service education and support. Maintains a working knowledge of relevant behavioral health, medical, legal issues that impact patients and the hospital system. Documents assessment, dispositions, interactions conversations etc. according to department guidelines and standards. Can work independently, can prioritize and manage time efficiently. Flexibility in accepting diverse work assignments and managing stress related to change and the ability to resolve/ manage conflict..
2 Years Clinical - Mental Health Or 2 Years Clinical - Substance Abuse/Addiction Required
Master's Degree Counseling Or Psychology Or Marriage and Family Therapy Or Social Work Required
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Or Licensed Clinical Social Worker Or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Or Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate Or Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate Or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate Required - And Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Preferred Certified Notary Required - Within 1 Year of Hire
Hours of Work:
Two 12 hour night shifts per month, one major and one minor holiday