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LCSW Senior Hospital ED Clinician-Emergency Department Crisis Services- Johnson Memorial

Stafford Springs, Stafford, CT 06076, USA Req #75
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Wheeler's vision is that all people will have the opportunity to grow, change and live healthier, productive lives.  Our mission is to provide equitable access to innovative care that improves health, recovery and growth at all stages of life.

The Senior Hospital Emergency Department Crisis Clinician provides crisis assessment, intervention, and clinical and case management services. The emergency department serves a mix of adults and children with substance abuse and/or behavioral health concerns. The licensed clinical social worker provides direct assessment, related case management and care coordination services to adults, children, and youth, in collaboration with families and support systems.  Interventions are designed to enhance functioning, identify and improve psychosocial problems that interfere with recovery from illness as well as provide targeted interventions to promote healthy lifestyle choices. As appropriate, the Senior Hospital Emergency Department Crisis Clinician (licensed clinical social worker) will divert individuals from the emergency department, hospital inpatient units, and/or facilitate quicker discharges to appropriate levels of community based care. The Senior Hospital Emergency Department Crisis Clinician will communicate and consult to both internal and external health care providers, and make recommendations for disposition.  



Master's or Doctoral degree in Social Work. Previous crisis assessment and/or hospital based treatment provision strongly preferred.   Minimum of 2 years post-master's experience in a healthcare setting is required.


Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Connecticut required.



Stafford Springs, CT



Fee For Service shifts needed. Priority Monday-Friday dayshift, typically between 7am-5pm.  Evenings and weekends also available.



Provides services in emergency department settings, and demonstrates ability to function in a fast paced environment with an ever changing patient population. 

Conducts program specific screening and evaluation, and formulates diagnosis in accordance with the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM). Develops and documents, clear clinical formulations, crisis and care plans that are individualized and measurable, developed in collaboration with the client/family, health care providers, hospital staff, and others as relevant.

Demonstrates knowledge of psychopathology, crisis theory and other behavioral health concerns and primary modalities of psychotherapeutic intervention. Triages clinical emergencies and implements program specific safety and consultation protocols. Utilizes best practices and evidenced based practice models where appropriate and adheres to model and program expectations.

Demonstrates flexibility in schedule which may require weekend, evening, on-call and holiday coverage on a rotating basis as required by to meet contractor coverage expectations.

Demonstrates knowledge of internal and external levels of care, referral processes and resources. Makes clinically appropriate referrals for identified service needs in a timely manner.

Obtains pre-certifications through insurance companies as necessary to obtain care for patient.

Communicates in a positive, effective manner with patients, family members, providers, hospital staff and other key stakeholders.  Attends any required meetings.

Meets standards of care and outcome measures as defined by contractors. Demonstrates knowledge of program/department/facility/agency goals and target outcomes, and adheres to practice standards and to data collection and reporting protocols.

Documents all client related information in compliance with agency and/or facility policy and contractor requirements.

Attends and is prepared for scheduled supervision. Seeks additional supervision or consultation as needed and follows through with supervisory directives.

Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.

Wheeler Clinic is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

Other details

  • Job Function 8864
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education Master’s Degree
  • Stafford Springs, Stafford, CT 06076, USA