||Job Summary: The Consult Clinician is an LCSW with experience in the treatment of mental health, addiction, or co-occurring disorders, and forensics. The Consultation Services Team provides psychiatric/chemical dependency triage and assessments at varying levels of urgency for all age groups on a 24-hour basis. The work environment includes telemedicine on site at Northern Light Acadia Hospital, interview rooms at Northern Light Acadia Hospital in the Psychiatric Observation Unit, and Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Inpatient and Emergency Department examining rooms and work areas, and inpatient units and outpatient areas at Northern Light Acadia Hospital Work hours vary. The clinician also provides assessments and evaluations for minor to critically ill clients on a scheduled basis. The clinician works under the direction and supervision of the Clinical Supervisor for Consult Services and Care Coordination and the clinical supervision of a physician, either a Northern Light Acadia Psychiatrist, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center physician or both. Acting as a liaison with many community services and providers, the clinician is responsible for negotiating/advocating for the most appropriate, least restrictive services for the client. The Consultation Services Clinician models a multi-disciplinary approach to providing quality patient care as defined in the Northern Light Acadia Hospital/Acadia Healthcare policy and procedure manual. This person performs duties and/or responsibilities as assigned by the Manager or Supervisor for which s/he is qualified. Professional Requirements:Current Maine LCSW license required. Demonstrates collegial and multi-disciplinary relationships along the treatment continuum. Experience in hospital-based clinical treatment services preferred. Completes Healthstream Mandatory Education on a yearly basis. Attends all mandatory safety related education programs. Follows safety procedures to prevent injury to self and others. Carries assigned keys and wears hospital ID badge at all times. Refrains from the abuse of chemicals. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times. Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner in the community. Maintains regulatory require Code of Conduct and ethical business practices.
Language Skills:Must possess good oral and written communication skills in the English language.Physical Demands:Visual acuity, color vision, hearing acuity, and tactile sensation are necessary to respond to patient response and requests. The ability to read and speak English, to communicate and document information. Must possess the manual dexterity and a degree of body strength and flexibility to respond to aggressive patient behavior. The ability to reach and stretch intermittently. Time may be spent sitting at a computer, collaborating with other healthcare team members. Standing and walking comprises some of the workday.
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