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Psych Emergency Clinician 1

Company: Inova Health System
Location: Fairfax
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Inova Integrated Behavioral Health Services is seeking a Psych Emergency Clinician 1 Fulltime (Shift- Varies) to join the team.
The Psych Emergency Clinician 1 uses an integrated approach toward patient outcomes and maintains therapeutic milieu to provide safe environment for crisis stabilization. Provides psychiatric consults to patients who present to the Emergency department onsite at Fairfax ER, via telepsych at other Inova ERs or Urgent Care facilities, or at IPAC walk-in clinic. Assesses needs and formulates collaborative treatment recommendations.
This is a full-time rotating onsite position.
Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides psychiatric/substance abuse consults to patients that present to the emergency room, Healthplexes, urgent care and or IPAC walk-in clinic.
  • Performs duties under the clinical supervision of a Licensed clinician.
  • Formulates treatment options to include patient needs and preferences, with focus on the best practice of utilizing the least restrictive intervention that will work for the patient, while maintaining all appropriate safety standards.
  • Seeks appropriate supervision for those patients presenting in the Emergency Department or IPAC whose assessment or outcome is particularly difficult or complex.
  • Makes recommendations for the next level of care for patients in collaboration with Emergency Department Physicians and/or on-call Psychiatrist, inpatient/outpatient treatment providers, or IPAC Physician.
  • Delegates patient care activities to other health care team members appropriately. Conducts patient safety rounds as assigned, in accordance with psychiatric safety standards.
  • Supports therapeutic milieu concepts, as defined in our mission statement. Assesses individuals, including individuals considered to be seriously mentally ill (SMI), experiencing psychiatric and/or behavioral high-risk crisis, to ensure the safety of the patient, family, and community, in accordance with hospital and Behavioral Health guidelines.
  • Explores all resources available within Inova and throughout the community, to ensure the proper level of care is provided to the patient.
  • Presents case(s) to on call physician for admission. Participates in TDO hearings. Uses an integrated approach toward patient outcomes.
  • Documents assessment, decision making and patient outcomes, in accordance with hospital and Behavioral Health guidelines. Presents and maintains all information necessary to secure preauthorization for insured patients.
  • Works closely with Community Service Board staff to ensure patient safety and appropriate care for patients being involuntarily detained, in accordance with Virginia statutes.


    • Two (2) years' experience working in the psychiatric or mental health field with the seriously mentally ill.


      • Master's Degree - Social Work (MSW) or Master's in Counseling (LPC).


        • Basic Life Support (BLS) - American Heart Association.


          • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Must be licensed within 2 years of starting.

            Benefits and Perks:

            • Health, Vision, and Dental Coverage
            • Life Insurance, Short/Long Term Disability
            • Retirement: Inova matches dollar for dollar the first 5% of your eligible pay that you contribute to the plan
            • Competitive salary: Pay based experience
            • Amazing Paid Time Off: Accrue PTO hours on your very first day of work
            • Supplemental Plans: Including Auto/Home Insurance discounts, Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection
            • Additional Benefits: Educational Assistance of up to $5,250/year, Student Loan Refinancing, Adoption Assistance, Child Care Centers, Scholarship Program, Free Parking, Exclusive savings opportunities to in-store events, theme parks, discounts, movie tickets and local offerings and so much more!

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Keywords: Inova Health System, Washington DC , Psych Emergency Clinician 1, Other , Fairfax, DC

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