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Behavioral Health Crisis Clinician (PRN) BHCRP - Gray, TN

Company: Ballad Health
Location: Johnson City
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:


The Behavioral Health Assessment Counselor (BHAC) provides information, assessments and referrals for clients with mental health and addiction problems. The Behavioral Health Assessment Counselor refers clients to community-based providers, mental health and addiction programs of Ballad Health and coordinates inpatient admissions. The BHAC performs assessments on children, adolescents, and adults with mental health or addition problems. Working with physicians and physician-approved guidelines, the BHAC combines good judgment, decision making skills and knowledge of program criteria to recommend a level of care to meet the client's needs and makes referrals to specific community-based providers or Ballad Health programs. The BHAC works cooperatively with physicians, therapist, nursing homes, mental health agencies, addiction counselors and insurance providers to schedule assessments, make referrals and coordinate inpatient admissions, including performing any needed clerical duties.

The Behavioral Health Assessment Counselor is an Approved Mandatory Pre-Screener by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and is able to initiate the procedures for emergency admission in compliance with Title 33 which states Mental Health and Development Disabilities Law. The BHAC is expected to practice autonomously within the scope of their professional standards and the rules and regulations established by the State licensure board in their specialty.


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Meets, or is eligible to meet within 6 months of hire date, the requirements as a certified professional designated as a Mandatory Pre-Screener by the appropriate state's Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health and Development Disabilities including; licensed psychological examiner, licensed senior psychological examiner, certified social worker with two years of mental health experience, licensed clinical social worker, licensed or certified marital and family therapist, or licensed professional counselor.

Masters degree from an accredited school in above named discipline.

Minimum of two years Behavioral Health experience preferred.

Ability to apply through knowledge of theoretical and clinical principles of development to various age groups.

Valid and active licensure in appropriate state

Valid and active Mandatory Pre-Screener by State of Tennessee

CPR required

Keywords: Ballad Health, Johnson City , Behavioral Health Crisis Clinician (PRN) BHCRP - Gray, TN, Healthcare , Johnson City, Tennessee

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