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MCT Psychiatric Assessment Specialist

MCT Psychiatric Assessment Specialist

Job Description

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Job Summary

This is an on-call position.
Psychiatric Assessment Specialist is responsible for conducting psychiatric assessments on clients who require crisis evaluations to determine the appropriate level of care. Completes age-appropriate psychiatric assessments of clients; Provides referrals for those clients who are determined not needing hospitalization and notifies the appropriate persons or referral source of disposition; Completes required documentation, which includes but is not limited to the psychiatric assessment and LOCUS, timely, thoroughly, and legibly. 

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Counseling/Social Work/Psychology or an appropriate human service field.
  • Three years experience in psychiatric emergency room or crisis intervention and multi-disciplinary setting is preferred.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) candidates who can read, write, and speak are preferred.
  • The candidate must have a solid understanding of the DSM IV TR criteria for diagnosing Mental Health / Substance Abuse patients and a solid understanding of the Illinois Mental Health Code.
  • Knowledge of Community Mental Health, Rule 132 and the Department of Mental Health;
  • Must have the ability to formulate the 5 Axis diagnoses and formulate the initial treatment plan.
  • Must be able to ascertain client's presentation of illness, evaluate patient's functional level prior to admission and determine the client’s level of risk.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in computer programs, i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe,etc;
  • Demonstrate a high degree of skill in problem solving and working effectively with people.
  • Must be detail oriented and flexible.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and serve as a liaison to primary referral sources, families, team members, school districts, community agencies, and signatory partners.
  • Must have good communication skills and team relations to provide accurate handoffs in acute situations.

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Job Snapshot

Employment Type Part-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others No
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
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MCT Psychiatric Assessment Specialist

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