Mental Health Therapist for PIRC in Akron ED
Company: Akron Children's Hospital
Posted on: May 15, 2022
About Akron Children s HospitalAkron Children s Hospital has
been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties
are ranked among the nation s best by U.S. News & World Report.
With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than
50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we re
making it easier for today s busy families to find the high-quality
care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than
1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and
pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care
partners. Every year, our Children s Home Care Group nurses provide
thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage
clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With
our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children s Anywhere
app, we re here for families whenever and wherever they need us.
Learn more at .OUR PROMISES
- To treat every child as we would our own
- To treat others as they would like to be treated
- To turn no child away for any reasonPrior to the start date,
full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. Full
vaccination is defined as 14 days after the last received
vaccination. Boosters are excluded from this requirement.We are
seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment
in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds,
cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can
Full Time, Primarily Afternoons/Evenings
$2,000.00 sign-on bonus upon hire for a 2 year work commitment
The Mental Health Therapist applies graduate-level clinical
counseling skills/social work to the psychosocial assessment of
individuals, adolescents, families, and groups and provides
graduate-level clinical social work/counseling interventions as
appropriate to client needs in the context of the department.
The Mental Health Therapist will work in the Psychiatric Intake
Response Center (PIRC), a 24x7 intake center as a member of the
PIRC team to triage and assess intake calls received from families
and community referral sources and conduct assessments in the
Emergency Department. Responsibilities:
1.Triage and assess intake calls received from families and
community referral sources. Conducts preliminary diagnostic
assessment over the telephone to assess the need for services for
children and adolescents seeking psychiatric and psychological
2.Apply crisis intervention skills when indicated, and determine
formally the need for a referral to the Emergency Department or a
more suitable community agency.
3.For Emergency Department (ED) referrals, conducts face-to-face
comprehensive diagnostic assessment in the ED to maximize
continuity of care with the family.
4.Communicates with team members regarding assessment, treatment
and interdisciplinary care plan through patient rounds and
5.Collaborates with community and hospital resources to ensure
follow-up is in place after discharge.
6.Develops and communicates individualized treatment plans for
patients including psycho-social interventions, referrals to other
services, and recommendations for follow-up.
7.Consults and collaborates with hospital and community
professionals and programs in order to provide the most appropriate
referral for clients and their families.
8.Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care
for the physical, psychological, social, educational, and safety
needs of the patients served regardless of age.
9.Other duties as required. Technical Expertise
1.Clinical experience in child and adolescent diagnostic assessment
2.Experience in delivering crisis intervention is highly
3.Strong listening and communication skills coupled with the
ability to work well in an interdisciplinary setting as part of a
highly active team.
4.Ability to establish rapport with patients, their families and
other team members and work under time pressures is essential to
5.Experience working with various levels within an organization is
6.Experience working in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word) or
similar software is required.
7.Experience working with an electronic medical record system (i.e.
EPIC) or similar software is preferred.
Education and Experience
1.Education: Licensed Independent Social Worker with a Master s
Degree in Social Work from accredited Social Work academic program
(Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education).
2.Education: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Master
s Degree in Community Mental Health Counseling from an accredited
program in Counseling (CACREP accredited).
3.Must be certified or become certified within six months from date
of hire in Non-violence Crisis Intervention by the Crisis Training
Institute or an equivalent program that addresses ways to
de-escalate potentially violent incidents that may include physical
4.Years of relevant experience: Minimum three (3) years of relevant
experience is preferred.
5.Years of supervisory experience: None. Full Time FTE:
Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of
Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with
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