Integrated Care Team Crisis Clinician - COMCARE

Date: Jun 27, 2024

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department: COMCARE

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 all appropriate ICT 2-5 calls in person, accompanying and assisting the ICT 2-5 team members.
  • Conduct mental health assessments in the community with the ICT 2-5 to determine a patient’s immediate mental health needs.
  • Provide brief focused therapy to address the immediate mental health needs of patients who present as currently dangerous.
  • Intake/assessment to include history, presenting problems and diagnoses using DSM-5-TR criteria.
  • Assess current level of dangerousness for patients using the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale. 
  • Make appropriate referrals to other agencies, programs, or departments as required.
  • 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.

 

Documentation

  • Complete all progress notes in the electronic medical record (EMR) in accordance with CCBHC and COMCARE guidelines which meet requirements for medical necessity, goal-directed treatment, and client response to treatment within prescribed timelines.
  • Documentation meets minimum Medicaid standards for content and quality.
  • Completes in the EMR Notes for Record, precautions, authorization for release of records, releases of information safety documents, and other documentation as required and/or recommended within established deadlines.
  • Assessment tools are to be accurate and completed within the timeframe established for the particular screen.
  • Enter AIMS data as needed and respond to AIMS data staff in a timely manner.
  • Completes court reports or treatment summaries within required timelines as set by the entity requesting these documents.

 

Specialized Activities

  • Coordinate and/or assist with a special program or project at Crisis which enhances or aids in the delivery of services to mental health consumers.
  • Maintain knowledge of current legal and ethical issues as they relate to behavioral health.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree. Must be licensed by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as an LMSW, LMFT, LMLP, LPC, or LP.  Employees hired with a temporary license must test for permanent licensure within 90 days of hire.   Per Sedgwick County Policy, this is a driving level position that requires a valid US driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance. Must have access to personal passenger vehicle to complete the driving duties of the position.  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, including employment, on the basis of race, color, sex, including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, marital status, religious or political affiliation, genetic information, disability, status as a member of the uniformed services or any other similarly protected status.

Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to qualified persons with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please contact the Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Please do not use this phone number for employment questions. Applicants are contacted only if they are determined to be qualified candidates. 


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