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Qualified Mental Health Professional/HSD ED/ Crisis Prevention (Saturday/Sunday nights)

at Truman Medical Centers

Posted: 5/25/2019
Job Reference #: 14884
Keywords: mental health

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Tracking Code
14884-124
Job Description

Truman Medical Centers, a two-hospital, 600-bed, not-for-profit healthcare system, is the largest and most comprehensive safety net healthcare provider in Jackson County and Kansas City, Mo. TMC serves as the pri­mary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Pharmacy.

Our Hospital Hill campus is located in the UMKC Health Sciences District: a premier academic health district engaging in cutting-edge biomedical research and entrepreneurship, delivering state-of-the science health care, and educating the next generation of health care professionals. Recognized as a critical area resource for advanced specialized healthcare, TMC is constantly working to deliver the best pos­sible medical care for our patients. Quality, innovation, team­work and attention to detail are at the heart of all we do. TMC’s tagline is: “Better. For Everyone.” It is a simple state­ment, but it has profound significance. It is what we stand for, it is the focus of our work, and it is our promise to our patients. .

The Qualified Mental Health Professional provides an advanced level of mental health treatment in both individual and group settings. Primary duties include crisis intervention, risk assessment, diagnostic impression utilizing the DSM-V, short-term stabilization services as well as individual and group therapy.

Treatment is provided based upon sound theoretical principles, with knowledge of the special issues and needs of the population served. The incumbent develops treatment strategies to meet the multifaceted needs of a diverse population, with attention to the policies and procedures of Truman Medical Centers, and is expected to interface with both internal and external treatment providers.

Required Skills
  • Master's degree or above in counseling, psychology, social work, family therapy or closely related field.
  • Staff with a Master’s degree in Social Work are required to have a MO LMSW
  • knowledge of psychiatric terminology and the process of psychiatric diagnosis.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the theory and practice of mental health assessment and treatment and have basic research skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required, as is the ability to function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Must have organizational and leadership skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate good independent judgment, adapt to new duties and work in a changing environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MO LCSW or MO LPC
Job Location
Health Sciences District - Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Position Type
Part-Time