Behavioral Health Emergency Clinician (HCAT)

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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 11/8/2016

HCA Healthcare Aurora, CO

Aurora, CO
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Masters Degree


Job Code: 03191-56846


Mixed (rotating weekends)

POSITION SUMMARY: The HCAT CLINICIAN is responsible for providing services to patients who have complex psychosocial and discharge planning needs. In addition, the HCAT Clinician offers crisis intervention, community assistance, and, coordinates and facilitates the development of a Discharge Plan of Care for at-risk patient population with discharge needs. The HCAT Clinician also functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Patient Care Team, who communicates and receives referrals from other patient care providers to help meet the needs of the patient and family for a safe discharge.

The Medical Center of Aurora expects our Code of Conduct Value Statements to be reflected in the way every employee interacts with co-workers, patients and family members, and with others in the community.
* We recognize and affirm the unique and intrinsic worth of each individual
* We treat all those we serve with compassion and kindness
* We act with absolute honesty, integrity and fairness in the way we conduct our business and the way we live our lives.
* We trust our colleagues as valuable members of our healthcare team and pledge to treat one another with loyalty, respect and dignity.

LICENSURE/ CERTIFICATION/ REGISTRATION: Requires licensure in the State of Colorado as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family, Psychologist or Behavioral Health Registered Nurse; BCLS and CPI also required.

EDUCATION: Requires Masters Degree.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in psychosocial assessment, preferably within an emergency medical model.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, along with excellent interpersonal communication skills
* Knowledgeable of State of Colorado, Mental Health Services 27-65 statute and regulations as well as Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division 27-81-101 and 27-82-107 statutes and standards, and EMTALA
* Knowledgeable of behavioral health emergency populations, evaluation, consultation, and process
* Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, apply critical thinking process
* Ability to work in high acuity and stressful environment
* Ability to formulate diagnostic impressions based upon review of systems, history, symptoms, and current presentation
* Ability to provide crisis intervention and engage multiple systems in diagnostic formulation and disposition
* Respond to all customers using AIDET, iCARE, and knowledge with Trauma Informed Care

DEGREE OF SUPERVISION REQUIRED: Involves general guidance and direction by HCAT Director. Employee will be expected to perform most job duties independently and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures.

Master's Degree

Last Edited: 10/25/2016