• Screener - HBS

    Job Locations US-FL-Daytona Beach
    HBS - Emergency Evaluation
    Position Status
    Casual Pool
    Requisition Number
  • Overview

    Halifax Health is seeking a Screener for the Behavioral Services Department.


    This individual is responsible for the screening and intake of voluntary patients and involuntary patients under the Florida Mental Health Act (Baker Act) for admission to the inpatient unit or referral for outpatient services.

    Job Qualifications

    • Registered Nurse with a minimum of one year experience in the mental health field or Master's Degree in Psychology, Counseling or Social Work from an accredited school and registered/licensed in the State of Florida as a LMHC, LMFT, LCSW or PhD.
    • BLS required.
    • Knowledge of the Florida Mental Health Act (Baker Act) preferred.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • Responsible for the screening of voluntary and involuntary child and adolescent patients who arrive at HBS seeking services.
    • Completes screening documentation in compliance with hospital, ACHA and Joint Commission standards.
    • Contacts the physician to determine the disposition of the patient and the recommended treatment and services.
    • Provide information about services available at Halifax Behavioral Services to patients/families calling for information and/or refer them to appropriate outside agencies when applicable.
    • Ability to respond to patients with empathy and with positive interpersonal skills.
    • Recognizes potential escalation of behavior and has the ability to use appropriate and effective de-escalation skills.
    • Ability to react calmly and therapeutically in a crisis situation.
    • Maintains patient confidentiality and is compliant with HIPAA requirements.
    • Exhibits organizational ability, sound judgment and initiative.
    • Interacts positively and effectively with patient, family members and other members of the multidisciplinary team.
    • Attends staff meetings, trainings, in-service presentations and completes all mandatory education requirements.
    • Follows policy and procedures and all regulatory agencies requirements.
    • Compliant with assigned schedule and time and attendance policy
    • Performs other duties as assigned or directed.

    About Us

    Halifax Health

    Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with four outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, two community clinics, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks.  For more information, visit www.halifaxhealth.org



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