BH Specialist Days at JPS Health Network (Dallas, TX)

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Who We AreJPS Health Network is a $950 million, tax-supported health care system in North Texas. Licensed for 578 beds, the network features 75 locations across Fort Worth, with John Peter Smith Hospital -home to Tarrant County's first and only Level 1 Trauma Center, only psychiatric emergency services site, and the largest hospital-based family medical residency program in the nation - and more than 40 community-based clinics. All told, our network employs more than 7,200 people.

Acclaim is our multispecialty medical practice group featuring over 300 providers serving the JPS Health Network. Specialties range from primary care to general surgery and trauma. The Acclaim group formed around a common set of incentives and expectations supporting the operational, financial, and clinical performance
outcomes of the network. Our goal is to provide high quality, compassionate clinical care for every patient, every time.

Why JPS?We're more than a hospital. We're 7,200 of the most dedicated people you could ever meet. Our goal is to make sure the people of our community get the care they need and deserve. As community stewards, we abide by three rules:

1. Own it. Everyone who wears the JPS badge contributes to our journey to excellence.
2. Seek joy. Every day, every shift, we celebrate our patients, smile, and emphasize positivity.
3. Don't be a jerk. Everyone is treated with courtesy and respect. Smiling, laughter, compassion - key components of our everyday experience at JPS.

When working here, you're surrounded by passion, diversity, and dedication. We look forward to meeting you!

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Job Title:

BH Specialist Days

Requisition Number:


Employment Type:

Full Time


Behavioral Health

Compensation Type:


Job Category:

Behavioral Health

Hours Worked:

Mon-Fri 8A-4:30P


Trinity Springs Pavilion for Psychiatric Services

Shift Worked:


Job Description:

Description: The Behavioral Health Specialist is responsible for providing assessments for assigned adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. This job is also responsible for telephone and in-person crisis intervention and counseling for patients and family members and for information and referral services in the Psychiatric Emergency Center. This job participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of the treatment plan, acting as a liaison for family members, community agencies and the Mental Health Court, and the coordination of discharge planning activities and referrals.
Typical Duties:
  1. Gathers pertinent information about all assigned patients.
  2. Completes an assessment, including an assessment of discharge planning needs and alternatives for each assigned patient, per policy.
  3. Coordinates incoming and outgoing transfers and demonstrates knowledge of EMTALA laws when processing patient transfers. Participates in treatment planning for assigned patients.
  4. Coordinate filings for court-ordered mental health services with patients' families and the Trinity Springs Pavilion Legal Coordinator.
  5. Charts assigned patients per operating procedure and maintains other records as assigned.
  6. Liaisons with patient's family or other support systems regarding the patient's care, treatment plan, and discharge plans.
  7. Assumes responsibility for crisis counseling, psycho-educational services, or other responsibilities as assigned.
  8. Assumes primary responsibility for discharge planning, including assessment of needs, coordinating referrals, consulting with other service providers, and consultation with other community resources, as appropriate.
  9. Maintains current knowledge about issues affecting the adolescent, adult and geriatric population.
  10. Maintains current community resource information regarding services for adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
  11. Maintains clinical competence for adolescent, adult and geriatric Social Work services and exhibits professional growth and development.
  12. Ensures compliance with patient HIV pre-counseling and post-counseling per policy.
  13. Performs other related job duties as assigned.


    Required Education and Experience:
  • Master's Degree in Social Work or Counseling from an accredited college or university.

  • Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:
  • Must have a current licensure in one of the following: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) from the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners or the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.
  • Certification in non-aggressive crisis management; must be obtained while in orientation and maintained throughout employment.
  • Current JPS recognized Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification; must be obtained within 90 days from date of hire.

  • Preferred Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Location Address:
1500 S. Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76104
United States
More Information on JPS Health Network
JPS Health Network operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Fort Worth, TX. JPS Health Network was founded in 1906. It has 5001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 26 open jobs at JPS Health Network, click here.
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