Mobile Crisis Clinician (MS), PRN, Varied Shifts, Mobile Crisis Unit

Job Description

Clinician, First Shift, Mobile Crisis Unit

UC Health is hiring a PRN Clinician for the mobile crisis unit for the first shift at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The Mobile Crisis Team (MCT) Clinician serves the entire Hamilton County residents and receives referrals from interdisciplinary team members, including psychiatrists, case managers, physicians, police, and individuals. The MCT Clinician will complete a psychosocial assessment, develop and implement a plan of care that addresses the patient's needs that promotes stabilization in the community and or facilities transitions to the next level of care. The MCT Clinician will provide education, consultation, and serve as a liaison to the health care team and mental health team regarding the patient's familiars, emotional, psychological, social financial and development aspects of care.

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As part of the Clifton Campus of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, University of Cincinnati Medical Center has served Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care team. Our experts utilize the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available, providing a level of specialty and subspecialty medical care that is not available anywhere else in Greater Cincinnati.

Unit Details:

The fastest growing mobile crisis department in Hamilton County.

The ONLY Level 1 trauma hospital in Cincinnati with a diverse range of patients.

The Mobile Crisis Team Clinician will support the Medical Centers mobile crisis unit, delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures.

Offering unique training opportunities to form relationships with community partners and leaders.


Job Responsibilities

Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks. Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment, and continuing care of the patient. Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems. Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately. Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication, or operates equipment safely. Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.

Engage patients and the families referred to Mobile Crisis in the helping process. Assess the psychosocial and make decisions regarding Mobile Crisis response and priority of the response. Identify barriers to treatment, enhance patient's health status, Increase patient/family satisfaction and quality of life. Improve utilization of resources to ensure appropriate level of care in either community outpatient care, hospitalization, and criminal justice.Develop reports with patient and family for ongoing support and in response to crisis in community. De-escalation of patients in crisis utilizing best practices including trauma informed care, etc.

Develop a comprehensive assessment to determine the appropriate level of care in collaboration with care team. Identifying from assessment which referrals are needed for patient with goal of ensuring patient remains in the community without hospitalization or intersect with criminal justice system. Implement a plan of care and monitor patient's responses: Determine if an Application for Emergency Admission is necessary, Collaborate with medical team and psychiatry services when patients are admitted, Educate and provide counseling to patient, next of kin, and community regarding level of care decision using evidence-based practices. Facilitate follow up in the community upon discharge from PES or inpatient hospital stay. Provide education about treatment options and stabilization in community for mental illness.

Provide consultation and training to medical staff, health care professionals and law enforcement in response to a mental health crisis and follow up. Collaborate with team including peer specialist, behavioral health specialist and other clinical staff. Building relationships with community partners for ongoing referrals including Law Enforcement.

Briefly summarize care plan for patients in need of care transitions support post hospitalization/Emergency Psych visit. Provide patient and family with linages to community resources and services. Participate in process improvement to evaluating patient outcomes. Identify barriers in service delivery systems. Assess for transportation needs and arrange as appropriate. Facilitate referrals to disease specific agencies especially as it related to employment financial resources, support services chemical dependency services.


Education and Experience Requirements:

Education: Master of Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or related field (required)

License and certification: Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Complete required training and health officer certification per state of Ohio Revised Code per Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services Board of Hamilton County within one year. (required), Licensed Independent Social Work, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) (preferred)

Hours: PRN

Shift: PRN

Join our team as a Mobile Crisis Team Clinician in our mobile crisis unit and work alongside the best and brightest clinical teams collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

Join our team to BE UC Health. Be Extraordinary. Be Supported. Be Hope. Apply Today!

About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at