“This role can be performed remotely anywhere in the United States with the exception of California”
Northern Light Acadia Hospital Consult Services is a team of highly experienced providers including masters level clinicians, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners and bachelors level discharge planners working in 19 emergency departments and inpatient units across the State of Maine on a 24/7 basis. As a member of our interdisciplinary team, you will complete psychiatric evaluations, assist with creating discharge plans and provide direct and immediate clinical care. Working in this setting assures your exposure to multiple diagnoses and age groups, oftentimes within one day, and that you are always working at the top of your license. Other than meeting the demands of the day, there are no productivity requirements and documentation is completed by the end of your shift. This is a fast paced, high energy job which relies on advanced and expansive clinical knowledge as well as the ability to make quick decisions and think independently. Every day is a new day to make a difference! Come join our team.
Check out what it is like working at Northern Light Acadia Hospital:
1.Completes comprehensive, diagnostic evaluations by collecting data which enables the identification of potential therapeutic targets for active treatment.
2.Develops initial master treatment plan and updates in collaboration with the patient and within established timeframes that identify effective interventions to achieve outcomes, and accommodate the patient’s developmental level, motivation, health/spiritual beliefs, functional capabilities and strengths.
3.Implements individual, group and family therapy interventions that are evidence-based and are consistent with service plan and developmental level and needs of patient to elicit therapeutic change.
4.Modifies interventions based on continual assessment of the patient’s response to treatment.
5.Articulates anticipated treatment outcomes that are patient oriented, evidence based, therapeutically sound, realistic, attainable and measurable.
6.Completes documentation that reflects evidence-based practices, active patient involvement in care, attention to objective outcomes and identification of any barriers to treatment progress.
7.Maintains a safe environment complying with NLH policies and procedures, reports and directly addresses environmental hazards and violations of patient safety policy and/or protocol when involved or observed.
8.Continually seeks to develop professionally by providing didactic clinician and interdisciplinary trainings within identified specialty areas.
9.Functions as an informal leader within program area and larger hospital by providing ongoing feedback to colleagues on evidence-based practices and outcome informed care.
10.Provides clinical supervision to clinicians as assigned
11. Completes documentation within required timeframes.
12.provides psychiatric/substance abuse triage and assessments at varying levels of urgency for all age groups on a 24 hour basis and within multiple environments such as telemedicine on site at The Acadia Hospital, interview rooms at The Acadia Hospital, the Psychiatric Observation Unit, EMMC Inpatient and Emergency Department examining rooms and work areas, inpatient units at Acadia Hospital and outpatient areas at Acadia Hospital.
13.Works under the direction and supervision of the Clinical Supervisor for Consult Services and the clinical supervision of a physician, either an Acadia Psychiatrist, EMMC physician or both.
14.Acting as a liaison with many community services and providers, the clinician is responsible for negotiating/advocating for the most appropriate, least restrictive services for the client.
15. Because of their evaluative skills they provide coaching, training and supervision to clinicians and other hospital personnel as assigned.
1. Must be a licensed as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Master’s degree in social work, professional counseling or comparable degree
A minimum of 2 years of relevant mental health and/or substance abuse treatment experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1.Possesses a vast clinical knowledge base about the population served in their program area(s).
2.Demonstrates advanced skills in reflective/active listening, feedback, summarizing, reframing, empathy, support, problem solving, coaching, and psycho-education skills.
3.Capable of managing workload within a fast-paced and dynamic treatment environment.
4.Exhibits strong verbal and written communication skills as it relates to coordination of care, case presentations and clinical documentation.
5.Understands and values multidisciplinary treatment modalities and the importance of involvement of community care providers and informal support systems in the care of patients
6.Demonstrates the ability to synthesize and interpret patient outcome data for patterns/trends to inform decision making about clinical interventions.
7.Age based competency in children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics populations.
8.Advanced competencies in mental health and substance use disorders.
9.Visual acuity, color vision, hearing acuity, and tactile sensation are necessary to respond to patient response and requests.
10.Ability to read and speak English, to communicate and document information.
11.Must possess the manual dexterity and a degree of body strength and flexibility to respond to aggressive patient behavior.
12.Ability to reach and stretch intermittently. Time may be spent sitting at a computer, collaborating with other healthcare team members. Standing and walking comprises some of the workday.
13.Communicates plans and coordinates with other team members the scheduling of meetings with patients.
14.Utilizes time effectively and can critically evaluate time management relevant to the effective operation of respective department
15 .Possess exceptional evaluative and diagnostic skills
16.Capable of managing workload within fast-paced and dynamic treatment and emergency environments.
17.Exhibit strong verbal and written communication skills as it relates to coordination of care, case presentations and clinical documentation.
18.Understand and value multidisciplinary treatment modalities and the importance of involvement of community care providers and informal support systems in the evaluation and care of patients
19.Demonstrate the ability to synthesize and interpret vast amounts of clinical data for patterns/trends to inform decision making about clinical interventions.
20.Leads training and supervision initiatives with interns and clinicians as assigned.
21.Provides case management to coordinate comprehensive health services and appropriate referrals to community providers and support systems to ensure continuity of care following discharge.
22.Provides clinical coverage across levels of care and with diverse populations as assigned.
23.Provides and receives feedback from all disciplines when evaluating, planning and implementing interventions.
24.Maintains knowledge about Acadia treatment programs provided including admission criteria and primary program contacts.
25. Regularly considers and involves family, community providers within evaluations when possible.