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University of Utah Health Crisis Worker (CSW, LCSW, CMHC, or ACMHC) - HMHI Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

Mobile Crisis Outreach Teams (MCOT) offer community-based intervention to individuals living in the Salt Lake County. Outreach teams go to homes, schools, shelters, work, or anywhere else in the community where a person is experiencing a crisis. A two person team is in place to support emergency department and justice system diversion. Teams will have cars and equipment to complete most of their work in the field. Teams will be managed and dispatched by an MCOT Dispatcher in real time using a GPS location program to dispatch a team to the location of the person in crisis in order to achieve the needed and best outcome.

The main objectives of mobile crisis services are to provide rapid response, assess the individual, and resolve crisis situations that involve children and adults who are presumed or known to have a behavioral disorder. Additional work includes linking people to needed services to reduce psychiatric hospitalizations, including hospitalizations that follow psychiatric ED admissions.

Essential functions of mobile crisis services include:

  • Triage/screening, including explicit screening for suicidality

  • Assessment

  • De-escalation/resolution

  • Peer support

  • Coordination with medical and behavioral health services: and

  • Crisis Response planning and follow-up.

University of Utah Health is also offering a Sign-On Bonus to Behavioral Health Professionals (CSW, LCSW, ACMHC, and CMHC) with a hire date between May 31, 2021 and August 30, 2021 at a 0.50 FTE (20 hours/week) or greater.

A signing bonus of up to $2,000 is available for new hired Behavioral Health Professionals (CSW, LCSW, ACMHC, and CMHC), prorated to their FTE . The bonus is structured as follows:

  • The applicant must be an external candidate.

  • The first installment of $1,000 is paid out upon hire.

  • The second installment of up to $1,000 is paid out after six months of employment.

Huntsman Mental Health Institute Crisis Website

Responsibilities

  • Provides immediate response and crisis treatment to crisis victims, their families and departments requesting assistance.

  • Completes diagnostic patient assessments, outlines and implements therapeutic strategies, mobilizes and convenes support systems, acquires specialized medical consultation as needed and arranges appropriate follow-up or referral for each crisis case.

  • Completes clinical documentation of the patients' assessment and services in the proper hospital record.

  • May participate in case conferences, patient care planning meetings and with community health agencies to facilitate continuity of care and coordination of services.

  • Responds to on-call requests from police, health and service agencies, families and patients to provide consultation as needed.

  • Plans and participates in staff development conferences for crisis staff.

  • Assists with community outreach activities.

  • Collects and analyzes utilization data to evaluate program effectiveness, quality assurance, program planning and contracted service.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job outlined above.

  • Care is appropriate to the population served.

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

  • Demonstrated organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

Qualifications

Qualifications Licenses Required

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

  • One of the following

  • Current Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) certificate for clinical practice in the State of Utah.

  • Current license to practice as a Certified Social Worker (CSW) in the State of Utah.

  • Current license to practice as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC) in the State of Utah.

  • Current license to practice as an Associate Clinic Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC) in the State of Utah. * Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate work that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects while providing patient care to those requiring psychiatric care.

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Physical Requirements

Far Vision, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

EEO Statement

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Requisition Number 44660
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Night
Work Schedule Wed-Sat 1700-0300
Location Name 525 Plaza
Patient Care? Yes
City Salt Lake City
State UT
Department HMH ENT 93F MOBILE CRISIS
Category Behavioral Health

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.