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UNC Health Care Behavioral Health Specialist in Rocky Mount, North Carolina


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Provides crisis intervention, psychosocial / mental health / substance abuse assessments to individuals (and families as indicated) presenting to Emergency Department or inpatients at UNC Health Nash.


  • Establishes collaborative practice with ED nursing personnel, physicians, and other community healthcare professionals regarding the assessment and disposition of psychiatric patients.

  • Facilitates the involuntary commitment process as directed by the MD.

  • Assists with assuring patient safety of behavioral health patients as directed by the RN.

  • Utilizes appropriate community referral and support sources for behavioral health patients requiring social work / case manager / discharge planning assistance.

  • Involves the patient and family in the assessment and planning process and educates them regarding care options.

  • Investigates level of care and financial resources in formulating plans.

Other information:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related human services field.

  • Current BCLS certification.

  • CPI certification within 90-days of hire.

  • Licensed in the state of North Carolina as to the appropriate field of study and degree.

  • 5 years of experience in crisis counseling or mental health counseling.

Job Details

Legal Employer:

Entity: Nash UNC Health Care

Organization Unit:

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00

Work Schedule: Days

Location of Job:

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Not Applicable

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.