Job: Crisis Assessment Specialist

Title Crisis Assessment Specialist
Location Bert Nash CMCH, Lawrence, KS
Job Information

Information:       The primary responsibility of the Crisis Assessment Specialist is to complete a crisis assessment for Douglas County recipients that may be in need of admission to an acute care psychiatric hospital and anyone requesting admission to a state hospital.

Some responsibilities include:

  • Conduct crisis assessment interviews including a mental status assessment of  suicidal/homicidal risk, and an evaluation of whether this individual meets the  inpatient psychiatric admission criteria.
  • Provide crisis counseling and determine, as a matter of course, whether the client would be appropriate for referral to outpatient care, or other services as an alternative to hospitalization.
  • Conduct all Reform Hospital Assessments.
  • Complete all paperwork and data entry associated with the screening and any other clinical work with the client.
  • Conduct brief phone assessments to determine the level of acuity on incoming calls to the Access Center.
  • Completing intake assessments, diagnosing/treatment plans and making appropriate referrals as indicated.
  • Provide referrals and/or schedule intake appointments as appropriate.

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