Mental Health Assessment Specialist - Emergency Department

Providence Health & Services   •  

Anchorage, AK

Industry: Healthcare


Less than 5 years

Posted 8 days ago

We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable. 


In this position you will:

  • Perform comprehensive assessments of patients and the relevant systems to formulate diagnoses and plan appropriate interventions.
  • Serve as a conduit for accurate and timely information to key people on potential or current patients.  Document information appropriately.
  • Provide crisis intervention and appropriate referrals to inpatient and community services.
  • Provide information and consultations to patients, potential patients, families, significant others, physicians, hospital staff, and to communities in general to assess mental health needs.

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work or other related field
  • Current licensure in the State of Alaska as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT) or eligibility for licensure within 6 months of employment
  • 4 years clinical experience in the mental health field
  • Working knowledge of criteria for reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid, insurance, and other funding sources
  • Foster and guide appropriate use of services to support the continuum of care