The Emergency Department Crisis Team Clinician is part of a hospital based crisis intervention team. He/She will provide psychiatric crisis services at CVPH’s Emergency Department. He/She will be responsible for coordinating phone referrals for admission, conducting Emergency Department evaluations and serving as a liaison within the Emergency Department and community agencies for patients with psychiatric difficulties. These responsibilities will be carried out as part of a crisis team approach under the direction of the Medical Director and Director of the Emergency Department. He/She will facilitate communication and movement of patient between services in the hospital, outside agencies and CVPH Mental Health Unit.
As applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending to the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the patients for which care is being provided.