Intake Clinician

The Floating Hospital, Inc. – Long Island City, NY

Intake Clinician

Long Island City, Queens NY

The Floating Hospital, a non-profit healthcare organization located in Long Island City that has been providing services for over 150 years, seeks a Clinical Psychologist or Licensed Clinical Social Worker to join its Behavioral Health team on a full-time basis as an Intake Clinician.

Essential functions include:

  • Performs Comprehensive Mental Health Intake Assessments for patients to ascertain their diagnoses and inform treatment plans
  • Works with intake team to help determine whether or not a patient would be best helped by The Floating Hospital or another agency
  • Works in a team environment
  • Works collaboratively with specialists for consultation and referral purposes
  • Participates in case-conference and case management activities
  • Meets with other clinical staff to review cases
  • Provides crisis intervention and/or counseling to diffuse conflicts among patients
  • Coordinates emergency responses, including a team to minimize patient s danger to self and others, direct discussion with EMS/FDNY regarding patient s condition, referral to psychiatric or medical emergency departments and follow-up while patient is in the emergency department or upon release
  • Completes medical forms and documentation related to patient care including any necessary to facilitate transfer, and if indicated, referrals to outside programs or psychiatric clinics
  • Maintains confidential case files, including documenting requests for confidential information
  • Follows the clinical chart review policies and procedures
  • Encourages health promotion, disease prevention, and health maintenance
  • Provides patient advocacy, as appropriate for the site
  • May lead workshops for families on communication and other family-related issues
  • May provide individual and group supportive psychotherapy and psychoeducation
  • May conduct psychological assessments, including test administration, interpretation, and recommendations

  • Collaborates with the Registration and Scheduling Departments to ensure appropriate patient scheduling and flow
  • Collaborates with the Medical Records Department to ensure appropriate documentation procedures; discuss such issues with TFH MH clinical staff
  • Observes, implements, and promotes the federal regulations as defined by HIPAA and Policies and Procedures as defined by The Floating Hospital
  • Utilizes supervision with director of behavioral health to effectively discuss concerns
  • May supervise interns/externs
  • Background and Education:

    Candidates must possess an unrestricted New York State Clinical Psychologist license or LCSW license; minimum of two years clinical experience preferable; familiarity with Microsoft Office applications; ability to speak Spanish and/or other languages preferred. Prior experience with electronic medical records helpful. Must be able to communicate effectively with patients, staff and management.

    We are an equal opportunity employer.

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    Job Type: Full-time

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