Licensed Mental Health Professional Crisis Clinician

    UnityPoint Health
    2701 17Th St, Rock Island, IL 61201
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    The role of the crisis clinician is to implement the principles of Trauma Informed Care (TIC) while providing an in-depth assessment and formulating a diagnosis for each patient. Post the assessment there is a consultation with the appropriate medical provider(s) to communicate findings and recommendations to generate the safest and least restrictive disposition plan. Patients are seen in person and via telehealth within several local Emergency Departments (ED); additionally, crisis clinicians may be asked to assess patients on medical units.


    Crisis evaluation and disposition

    Completes mental health and substance abuse assessments/evaluation to individuals presenting in crisis or requested for consult face to face or via tele health.

    Contacts physician (Psychiatrist or Emergency Department provider) for disposition recommendations

    Documents within the patient's medical record(s) within time requirements

    Completes appropriate paperwork for processing patient assessment/ disposition and legal requirements

    Clinical Supervision (non-managerial)

    It is expected that all fully licensed clinicians assist to provide clinical supervision to their teammates to assist them and Robert Young Center to meet the State of Illinois, Department of Human Services (DHS) Rule 132 requirement for providing Medicaid services. Each non independently licensed clinician who provides any outpatient billable activities are required to receive 60 minutes of supervision per month.

    Case management

    Assists team to locate available facilities outside of our local community

    Obtaining insurance authorizations

    Assist patients to connect to our community's resources

    Communicating with or reaching out to assigned clinicians within open RYC programs (continuity of care)


    Minimum Requirements

    Preferred or Specialized


    Counselors and Social Workers must possess at least a master's degree


    Specialized training in mental health or psychiatric services or at least 2 years of experience in these areas


    Valid driver's license required

    Professional license in the state of Illinois

    o A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and licensed under the Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act [225 ILCS 20]

    o A Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) licensed under the Professional Counselor and Clinical Professional Counselor Licensing Act [225 ILCS 107]

    Preferred dual licensure prior to hire


    Application of critical thinking

    Able to separate therapy and counseling from competing an assessment to create a safe disposition related to current presentation reasons/needs

    Problem solver

    Reads writes and comprehends and speaks fluent English

    Works independently at times

    Collaborates with a variety of personnel and personalities

    Completes accurate assessment and diagnoses

    Great interpersonal skills

    Positive and professional attitude

    Good written and oral communication.

    Able to plan and organize their work.

    Able to work in multiple computer applications (i.e. Vision Works, EPIC)- efficient typing skills

    Recognizes signs of suicidal behavior

    Able to assess for lethality

    Flexibility to change course of assignment

    Motivated and energetic (work assignments & team support) to support team when needed with a variety of tasks and assessments in multiple locations

    Utilizes Trauma Informed Care


    Required to be licensed in the second state Iowa or Illinois (process started within 3 months) within 6 months of hire


    CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) De-escalation Training within 6 months of hire then, annually

    Other certification as required for role

    Preferred dual licensure prior to hire

    Basic CPR is required and if not completed prior to hire will complete during your orientation period (required to have within first 6 weeks).

    Posting ID: 593239975Posted: 2021-01-27Job Title: Licensed