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University of Rochester Crisis Specialist, Psychiatry - 232602 in Rochester, New York

Crisis Specialist, Psychiatry Job ID 232602

Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Psychiatry SMH Crisis

Schedule

3 PM - 11:30 PM; WKNDS; WORK DAYS WILL VARY

Responsibilities

Functions as a member of the Department of Psychiatry's Crisis Stabilization Team serving complex psychiatric patients in crisis in the CPEP and inpatient psychiatric settings.

Responsibilities:

Under general direction and with latitude for independent judgement:

  • Provide support to patients as needed including, but not limited to engaging in activity, discussion, addressing needs where appropriate.

  • Recognize moments of stress for patients and provide proactive calming strategies that support a positive and therapeutic milieu.

  • Responds to psychiatric patients in crisis who are in the CPEP and/or in the inpatient psychiatric unit setting to support the immediate need for de-escalation, to provide patients with emotional and tangible support to regain behavioral control and to support patient's progress towards meeting goals established in their individual care plan.

  • Engages in debriefing discussions with the psychiatric team responding to crisis.

  • Assist patients to ensure there is clear understanding of the patient's needs, as well as the expectation of safe behaviors on the unit to ensure a safe milieu.

  • Manages time in order to provide support to multiple psychiatric units within the day.

  • Trains to provide support and respond to patients who are in emotional distress with skills in trauma informed care, verbal de-escalation and OMH approved physical interventions as needed to ensure a safe milieu.

  • Communicates with unit staff and Department of Public Safety as necessary to provide unified support of the patient in psychiatric crisis and to ensure a safe milieu.

  • Participates in data collection for Crisis Stabilization Team Services.

  • Orients and trains new staff.

  • Participates in all Quality Improvement activities.

    Qualifications:

    Associate's degree in a health-related field and 3 years experience in human services, preferably in a psychiatric crisis or emergency setting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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