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Crisis ICS III - COMCARE

Date: Nov 22, 2022

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  COMCARE 

Pay:  $24.15 per hour | This position may also be eligible for a sign on bonus of $2,500 after 60 days of employment if selected applicant meets all policy conditions.  

Work Schedule:   

 

Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.

 

Work as part of a team providing crisis intervention to meet the needs of members of the community and Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) patients who are in crisis. This includes responding to telephone calls on crisis intervention lines. Assess current level of dangerousness for clients who report a psychiatric crisis both by phone and in-office. Provide crisis case management services applying CCBHC practices, as needed. Work with adults and children to see that community resources are in place to meet the current needs of the client. Provide emergency services on a short-term basis. Assist with efficient functioning of the Emergency Services Office. Support suicide prevention efforts in the community while upholding the mission and vision of COMCARE of Sedgwick County.

 

Direct Service

  • Provide direct service to clients in responding to telephone calls on multiple crisis intervention phone lines while concurrently documenting calls.
  • Address the immediate needs of walk-in/cop-in clients who present in the office with a psychiatric crisis.
  • Facilitate medication pick-ups.
  • Provide crisis stabilization services to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis while they are in the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU)
  • Manage distraught or psychotic clients who are in need of structure; monitor gross psychological and physical functions of clients
  • Familiarize clients with guidelines and procedures of CSU
  • Conduct risk assessments as needed to address safety of clients.
  • Collaborates with community partners, caregivers, family members, physicians and other treatment providers on a regular consistently until client dismissal.
  • Provide transportation to support client attendance in medical appointments and other therapeutic goal related activities.
  • Identify and secure in-home services to maintain stabilization once client returns home

 

Documentation

  • Complete all progress notes in accordance with CCBHC and COMCARE guidelines.
  • Completes Notes for Record to ensure the completeness of the medical record.
  • Complete documents prior to ending shift with or on behalf of the client.

 

General Administrative Duties.

  • Processing Medicaid, state hospital, Level II and PRTF screens as they are received in the Emergency Services office and recording the screen/s on the Emergency Services (ES) office electronic board.
  • Processing half-slips for walk-in and cop-in clients, including entering client information onto the ES office electronic board in a timely manner.
  • Identify sources of information needed to provide comprehensive mental health treatment and secure the necessary COMCARE consents to release information. Submit necessary referral forms to team supervisor for approval or assignment in Psych Consult
  • Notify treatment providers of client admission to Crisis Stabilization Unit

 

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or be equivalently qualified by work experience or a combination of work experience in the human services field and education, with one year of experience substituting for one year of education. If no degree is present, applicant may substitute each one year of experience for one year of education. Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance. Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and meet driver qualification standards as set forth in Sedgwick County’s Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage policy.  Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC/CCBHC licensing standards and pass KBI, SRS child abuse check, adult abuse registry, and motor vehicle screens.  Must complete orientations provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE.

 

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.


Nearest Major Market: Wichita