Crisis Clinician

Job ID: 88678

Job Category: Behavioral Health/Psychology

Specialty Area: Behavioral Health/Psychology

Primary Shift: Day

Work Schedule: 7 AM - 3:30 PM or 8 AM - 4:30 PM

Penn Medicine Entity: Penn Medicine Princeton Health

Location: Princeton, NJ

Address: 905 Herrontown Road

Education Required: Per Position Description

Experience Required: Per Position Description

Employment Type: Full-Time Regular

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 lifes work?

Position Description:

Penn Medicine | Princeton House Behavioral Health is currently seeking a Part Time Crisis Clinician to join the team.

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.

1. 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.

2. Demonstrates competency in assessing children, adolescents, and adults.

3. Demonstrates competency with suicide risk assessments and crisis intervention.

4. Works with managed care companies to determine level of care needed by providing a clear and concise clinical picture.

5. Performs telephone assessments and schedules routine evaluations at the Admissions Office.

Minimum Requirements:


- Masters Degree in appropriate Mental Health Discipline plus 2 or more years of post master experience on an inpatient or crisis setting or Bachelors Degree with a minimum of 5 years experience on a crisis or inpatient setting.


- Demonstrates Knowledge of current DSM criteria for the diagnosis of psychiatric illnesses.

- Demonstrates Knowledge of ASAM criteria for Substance Abuse level of care assessment.

- Demonstrates competency in the assessment of children, adolescents and adults.

- Demonstrates competency on Suicide risk assessment skills and Crisis intervention.

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required. Professionalism essential. Also required are a customer service orientation, a teamwork approach, flexibility, organizational, prioritization and problem-solving skills.

Additional Information:

This position works in both the Admissions office and the Behavioral Health Emergency Department.

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.

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