City
S. Chandler
State
AZ
Position Id
1932

Chris Support Specialist
Chandler, Arizona

  • Night Shift – 3 evenings a week!
  • Excellent Benefits
  • Full time, direct hire position

Provides crisis intervention expertise and counseling directly to patients during evening and weekend/holiday hours by performing the following duties personally.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain exclusive focus upon patients, the quality of their condition and care, and their individual needs without significant distraction by administrative and non-patient contact activities.
  • Ensure that patients receiving care are well cared for according to state and federal regulations as well as contemporary behavioral health practices.
  • Provide crisis intervention services directly to patients and residents while ensuring that repetitive crises on individual bases are prevented.
  • Utilize professional expertise to prevent negative outcomes such as violence, anti-social behavior, suicide and self-victimizing trauma, and develops patient/family/ community safety plans.
  • Determine if acute psychiatric care is necessary and gains facility admission on a rapid basis when patient conditions and risks warrant it.
  • Take all actions necessary to ensure that all behavioral and medical care is fully coordinated in a best practice manner while creating and ensuring healthy behavioral and medical outcomes.
  • Document all pertinent and required patient information and data completely, accurately, and rapidly on a verbal, written and/or electronic basis frequently within multiple record-keeping and reporting systems.
  • Consult with other members of the medical, behavioral health and EMS teams to ensure that patient needs are met and for the purpose of arranging other appropriate interventions.
  • Ensure that all appropriate entities such as schools, facilities, businesses, law enforcement agencies, and other governmental authorities are notified in specific patient cases when warranted for safety and/or patient care reasons.
  • Communicate thoroughly and clearly with all members of patient care and treatment teams.
  • Help patient and family through individual or group discussions to ensure that patients/residents understand, accept, and follow behavioral and medical recommendations.
  • Facilitate discharge planning while notifying all appropriate authorities and agencies of risk situations, such as Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, law enforcement, etc.
  • Performs other special projects and duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Masters’ Degree in Counseling or Social Work required.
  • Current independent licensure from Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as either LPC, LMSW, or LISAC.
  • 3 years experience within a residential mental health treatment facility successfully counseling individuals in crisis situations.
  • Experience within a multi-cultural health care environment strongly preferred.
  • Valid Arizona drivers’ license with no major violations during the prior five years.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse cultures.
  • AZ Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Card within 60 days in position.

For more information or to apply, please contact Ren'e at rene@apnusa.com or call 602-788-5890.

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