Behavioral Health Agency/Contract Therapist- Consult Liaison

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Job Description

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The Psychiatric Consult Liaison (CL) Clinician works within the hospital system to manage youth presenting with psychiatric only concerns and with youth presenting with co-morbid medical and psychiatric concerns. Responsibilities include providing assessment, care coordination, individual and family therapy, consultation, safety planning, recommendation of treatment, facilitation of patients to the appropriate level of care (i.e. psychiatric inpatient hospitalization, Youth Crisis Services Unit, outpatient or community based treatments), referral and linkage, significant communication and planning with a multidisciplinary team consisting of psychiatry, nursing, pediatricians and other mental health providers. The Crisis Services Clinician I will possess the skills to provide interventions in a flexible and adaptive manner, with strong critical thinking skills. This individual will provide culturally appropriate and trauma-informed interactions and interventions.


Remains current in required licensure and clinical or other trainings as required.
Accurately evaluates and documents client presenting problems, history, symptomology, mental status, diagnosis and prescribes initial interventions in a timely manner.
Competently assesses risk for lethality and engages in thorough safety planning.
Recommends disposition for level of care, utilizing case consultation and staffing as appropriate.
Completes a review of the patients chart to inform decision-making.
Completes care coordination activities including mandatory reporting to CPS, insurance authorizations, identification and linkage to community resources.
Effectively presents clinical findings to the CL Psychiatrist and/or the Hospital Pediatric Attending Physician.
Effectively communicates with members of the NCH Medical Team including physicians, nurses, PCAs and constant attendants regarding the status of patient.
Collaborates with client/family to assist in developing specific, realistic, and measurable treatment goals and objectives for treatment.
Employs strategies of intervention that are consistent with empirically supported treatments and consistent with program expectations. Interventions to include individual and family psychotherapy as well as crisis intervention and de-escalation.
Remains current in research and knowledge of competencies of the treatment of behavioral health crisis and assessment of lethality risk.
Completes clinical charting and other related administrative paperwork in accordance with policy standards.
Practices within professional areas of expertise and under the supervision of an independently licensed practitioner.
Maintains productivity expectations and promotes patient access to care.
Effectively coordinates client care with other service providers and community resources to assure continuity of care. Places appropriate referrals and maintains knowledge of resources both internal and external to this agency.
Meets regularly with Clinical Lead Supervisor, Clinical Coordinator/Program Manager, or supervisory designee.
Attends routine staff meetings.
Attends in-service trainings, peer review and other intra-agency and supervisory activities. Obtains continuing education consistent with licensing requirements.
Demonstrates willingness to seek/accept direct supervision as well as respect productive feedback from colleagues and others.
Functions well in a team environment and contributes positive support to colleagues and peers.
Strives to maintain positive patient experience and engages in family centered care.
Supports the philosophy, goals and mission of Nationwide Childrens Hospital.
Performs other duties as assigned by Clinical Coordinator or Administrator.


Other information:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Masters or doctoral degree from an accredited university or professional school of Counseling, Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy;
Appropriate Independent Ohio licensure;
Demonstrated skills and abilities in providing and managing behavioral healthcare to children, adolescent and families;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and maintain positive relationships with patients, families, peers and community representatives.

Minimum Physical Requirements

Sitting Constantly (67-100%)

Talking on phone/in person Constantly (67-100%)

Typing on a keyboard Frequently (34-66%)

Standing/walking Occasionally (0-33%)

The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.