Psych Assignment Officer

Rochester General Health System Rochester, NY
Job ID REQ_91510 FACILITY Rochester General Hospital LOCATION Rochester, New York

SUMMARY

As Psych Assignment Officer (PAO), you play a pivotal role in evaluating the mental health of patients. In a warm and compassionate manner you intervene and direct care to help patients and their families.

STATUS: Per Diem

LOCATION: Rochester General Hospital

DEPARTMENT: Emergency Department

SCHEDULE: Evenings during the week (on call), weekends and overnights

ATTRIBUTES

* Masters Degree in Mental Health or related field required

* LMSW, LMFT, LCSW, LMHC preferred

* Strong analytical and computer skills

* Excellent communications skills

* Compassionate, warm and patient focused

* One (1) year of relevant experience preferred

RESPONSIBILITIES

* Consult & Evaluate. Serve as a consultant in the Emergency Department, perform mental health evaluations and provide emergency intervention to patients that have been medically cleared; act as a liaison between the ED physician and the attending Psychiatrist on-call by telephone, offer consultation requiring specific medical treatment

* Patient Care. Provide direct crisis-type care to patients experiencing mental health symptoms and their families, counseling, referral to community agencies, emergency housing, transportation, etc.

* Documentation. Ensure concise, pertinent and complete patient care documentation

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran