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Crisis Clinician-Admissions (Full Time Evening Shift)

Job ID: 206664
Category: Behavioral Health/Psychology
Work Type: FT
Location: Princeton, NJ, United States
Work Schedule: Full Time Evening Shift

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?


  • Assists the Admissions Office and Emergency Department with the assessment and evaluation of patients seeking psychiatric/behavioral healthcare in a managed care environment. Demonstrates competency in assessing children, adolescents and adults.


  • Provides accurate assessment of patients requiring evaluation at the Princeton House Admissions Office and the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro Emergency Department to determine appropriate level of care required.
  • Demonstrates competency in assessing children, adolescents, and adults.
  • Demonstrates competency with suicide risk assessments and crisis intervention.
  • Works with managed care companies to determine level of care needed by providing a clear and concise clinical picture.
  • Performs telephone assessments and schedules routine evaluations at the Admissions Office.
  • Completes verification of benefits and patient registrations at the Admissions Office or the Emergency Department when required.
  • Coordinates the involuntary commitment of patients evaluated in the Emergency Department and assists other staff to coordinate involuntary commitment of patients on the inpatient units.
  • Assists as required in performing client assessments in the Admissions Office for emergency and unscheduled patients.
  • Facilitates the transfer of patients to Princeton House from other facilities and also from the University Medical Center to other facilities if required
  • Demonstrates regard for the dignity and respect of all patients, their families, guests and representatives of other organizations, as well as fellow employees, volunteers and medical staff in support of Princeton HealthCare System's mission to provide consistent quality healthcare services in a professional, caring and responsive environment.
  • Maintains appropriate clinical standards for this position by obtaining monthly supervision, participating in continuing education trainings, and complying with licensure requirements (if applicable).
  • Is able to work independently and assist junior staff with consultation and support with difficult cases.
  • Supports customer service and performance improvement goals of the department; collaborates with other caregivers/staff, within and outside the Department, to develop and implement plans to enhance patient care and service.
  • Maintains standards of confidentiality.
  • Participates in unit compliance as related to established standards.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.


    Education or Equivalent Experience:

    • Master of Arts or Science (Required)
    • Masters Degree in appropriate Mental Health Discipline plus 2 or more years of post master experience on an inpatient or crisis setting
    • Bachelor of Arts or Science (Required)
    • Bachelors Degree with a minimum of 5 years experience on a crisis or inpatient setting.
    We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

    Live Your Life's Work

    We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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