Integrated Care Team Crisis Clinician - COMCARE

Date: Feb 7, 2024

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  [[cust_personnelSubarea]] 

Pay:  $72,028.06 annually | This position may be eligible for a sign on bonus of $5,000 after 60 days of employment if selected applicant meets all policy conditions.  

Work Schedule: Varied hours  

 

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.

 

In a team environment, provide face to face crisis intervention and pre-admission assessments in the community to those experiencing a behavioral health crisis.  Includes performing clinical assessments for individuals who present as a danger to self or others within the community.  Will respond to all appropriate Integrated Care Team (ICT 2-5) requests in a timely manner, deploying as a team with the Wichita Police Department (WPD) to incidents where the services of a behavioral health professional may be more effective in addressing the incident.   Support suicide prevention efforts in the community while upholding the mission and vision of COMCARE of Sedgwick County. 

 

Direct Service

  • Participate in ICT 2-5 calls in person, accompanying and assisting the ICT 2-5 team members.
  • Conduct mental health assessments in the community to determine a patient’s immediate mental health needs.
  • Complete risk assessments.
  • Provide brief focused therapy to address the immediate mental health needs of patients who present as currently dangerous.
  • Initiates outreach to increase engagement.
  • Answering crisis telephone lines as needed.
  • Assess current level of dangerousness for patients using the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale. Will also use an evidenced based triage system for level of response/engagement for de-escalation and safety planning.
  • Contact service providers to request and arrange services; coordinate and monitor services rendered.
  • Create and initiate plans to ensure patients attend mental health appointments.
  • Support the clinical staff in the community by assisting with Mobile Crisis Unit requests.
  • Transport patients to the hospital when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

 

Documentation

  • Complete all progress notes in the electronic medical record (EMR) in accordance with CCBHC and COMCARE guidelines.
  • Documentation meets minimum Medicaid standards.
  • Completes in the EMR Notes for Record, precautions, authorization for release of records, releases of information safety documents, and other documentation.
  • Assessment tools are to be accurate and completed within the timeframe established.
  • Monitor treatment plans and update.
  • Respond to Utilization Review staff feedback forms.
  • Enter AIMS data as needed and respond to AIMS data staff in a timely manner.
  • Completes court reports or treatment summaries.

 

Specialized Activities

  • Coordinate and/or assist with a special program or project.
  • Project assignment may include but not be limited to competency evaluations, stress trauma assistance team, crisis assessment program for seniors, mobile crisis unit, or the collection and dissemination of data collected from local agencies.
  • Coordinate admission to appropriate level of care.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree. Per Sedgwick County policy, this is a driving level position that requires a valid US driver’s license without restrictions 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. Must be licensed by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as an LMSW, LMFT, LMLP, LCP or LP.    Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC/CCBHC licensing standards and pass KBI, DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry, and motor vehicle screens.  Must complete orientations and training provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE. 

 

Preferred Qualifications: Three years as a QMHP in a mental health setting. May be clinically licensed by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as an LCP or LCPC, LCMFT, or LSCSW.

 

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.


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