Boston Medical Center Call Center Clinician - Boston Emergency Services Team - (Per Diem) in Boston, Massachusetts

Call Center Clinician - Boston Emergency Services Team - (Per Diem)

Job ID 4922491 Date posted 06/17/2017

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Boston Medical Center (BMC) is more than a hospital. It´s a network of support and care that touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in need each year. It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all—and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England. The hospital is also the primary teaching affiliate of the nationally ranked Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a founding partner of Boston HealthNet – an integrated health care delivery systems that includes many community health centers. BMC provides a full range of pediatric and adult care services, from primary to family medicine to advanced specialty care.

BMC is also committed to our employees, who are a very important piece to who we are. We pride ourselves in providing equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. BMC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

This is a key position within the Boston Emergency Services Team (BEST) Program, responsible for providing telephone screening and intake functions. Provide telephone triage for individuals experiencing psychiatric crisis; assists with stabilization, crisis intervention, and refers to the appropriate sources.

Master's Degree in social work, psychology, education, counseling, or related field. LCSW, LICSW or LMHC license preferred. Previous field experience working in emergency psychiatry-related clinical activities preferred. Requires knowledge of referral process and community resources and agencies relative to health, protective services, crisis intervention, disability, etc. Excellent listening skills, ability to diagnose problems, resolve conflict, and develop practical solutions, even when sources are scarce. Ability to make alternative plans as needed. Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with various healthcare professionals and to instill confidence and to advocate for patients and their family. Excellent English language skills to summarize and communicate orally and in writing, moderately complex information in varied formats to internal and external customers. Cultural sensitivity and comfort with a wide range of social, racial and ethnic populations. Bicultural/Bilingual competency a plus. Proficiency with standard software programs used in healthcare (such as MS Word, Outlook), patient registration systems, electronic medical record and web browsers.