Job Summary The Harris Health System Hospital Crisis Intervention Specialist has the primary responsibility for managing crisis intervention events in the emergency departments at the Harris Health System. The CIS collaborates with multiple Harris Health System departments, medical staff, and the interdisciplinary teams to ensure the safe implementation of crisis intervention techniques to improve patient and staff safety, adherence to regulatory guidelines, and improved patient outcomes. The CIS monitors and communicates the status of the intervention as well as patients' and staff response and ensures that appropriate measures are undertaken before, during, and after the crisis intervention. The CIS complies with standards as established by professional national and state organizations, evidenced based practice, local, state, and national regulatory agencies, and institutional policies and procedures. The CISupholds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior; educates and mentors others; is a role model of professionalism; and participates in system, professional and community activities.
Degrees: Bachelors degree in nursing or social science related field (social work, psychology, or sociology
Licenses & Certifications: Accredited Satori Alternatives to Managing Aggression (SAMA) certification required within 90 days of hire Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program. Licensure appropriate to education and role Other certificates as required by unit/service
Work Experience: Two (2) years of work experience required, mental health crisis intervention inpatient psychiatric hospital experience preferred
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Writing / Reports
Proficiencies: MS Word, Personal Computer
Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: Analytical, Medical Terms
Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible
Other Requirements: Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention Training, Education and Implementation; Documentation in EMR; National, State, and local regulations governing behavioral health care; de-escalation techniques.
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.