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Guthrie Behavior Health Assessment Specialist - Psych Services - Per Diem in Cortland, New York

Position Summary: Responsible for providing mental health services to patients presenting in the Emergency Department, including crisis/intake assessment and intervention, making appropriate referral for acuity, providing education, discharge planning, acting as a community liaison, offering assistance to family members.

Education, License & Cert: A Bachelors’ Degree in Psychology, or Human Services related field is required.

Experience: One year’s experience working in a psychiatric setting, a human service field or a related field.

Essential Functions:

  1. Provides evaluations, assessments, crisis intervention and referral for all populations served by the department in the emergency room.

  2. Demonstrates the ability to document understandable, comprehensible psychiatric evaluation and progress notes.

  3. Responsible discharge planning and arranges follow‐up care and referrals.

  4. Functions as a liaison between the Mental Health services and community agencies and maintains knowledge if the community resources that may be used in treatment planning.

  5. Recognizes and identifies actual or potential situations which places the organization at risk for corporate compliance violations. Communicates compliance issues/concerns with department manager and/or follows the policy for addressing the situation.

Other Duties:

  1. Complies with Department and organizational policies and procedures.

  2. Performs other duties as assigned.

The pay for this position ranges from $18.55-$29.40 per hour.

Joining the Guthrie team allows you to become a part of a tradition of excellence in health care. In all areas and at all levels of Guthrie, you’ll find staff members who have committed themselves to serving the community.

The Guthrie Clinic is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace.

The Guthrie Clinic is a non-profit, integrated, practicing physician-led organization in the Twin Tiers of New York and Pennsylvania. Our multi-specialty group practice of more than 500 physicians and 302 advanced practice providers offers 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities. Guthrie Medical Education Programs include General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Anesthesiology and Orthopedic Surgery Residency, as well as Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology and Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship programs. Guthrie is also a clinical campus for the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.

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