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Inpatient Mental Health Counselor

St. Francis - Emory Healthcare

St. Francis - Emory Healthcare

Columbus, GA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Inpatient Mental Health Counselor

Columbus, Georgia
Facility St. Francis-Emory Healthcare
Req ID 496551 Post Date 01/29/2024
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Our dedicated team of professionals provide caring and professional inpatient, outpatient and support services to adults and adolescents suffering from psychiatric or addictive disorders. Additionally, the Geriatric unit provides acute care for seniors in psychiatric crisis. Acceptable oral and electronic communication, ability to maintain information as highly confidential, telephone etiquette, and customer service skills by phone and face-to-face, familiarity with medical and psychological terminology preferred; skills in dealing courteously with the public and other staff within the organization; basic knowledge of human behavior or principles of psychology useful; skills in prioritizing and in managing time; problem-solving skills; use of appropriate social skills, including demonstration and respect for staff and patients; empathy toward patients.

Essential Job Functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing clinical work expertise to hospital wide programs; Intake Assessments, Level of Care staffing, completing of a registration, and initial pre-certifications.
  • Deliver social services in assigned areas according to patient needs, adhere to standards of patient quality care and work as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and within guidelines set by the Access Department and the Access Director.
  • Conduct biopsychosocial assessments; individual, group, and family therapy; discharge and treatment planning.

At. St. Francis-Emory Healthcare, we recognize that our patients deserve qualified, engaged, and competent healthcare professionals. And we know that our employees deserve a working environment that is safe, leaders who are visible and supportive, and opportunities to grow and develop. We have a positive, hopeful, and resilient leadership team that is solely focused on taking care of the heart of St. Francis – the people who work here. If you feel that your skills and compassion fit with our vision for person-centered care and evidence-based practice, and you would like to belong to a hospital family that only the best are invited to join, we invite you to apply today!


Minimum Education
Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field with specialization in mental health required.

Required Skills
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Basic Life Support (BLS).
Handle with Care Certification or CPI within 90 days of hire.
Professional Associate Licensure preferred.
Valid Driver's License required.

Required Skills
Ability to assess the needs and provide the required range of treatment modalities and interventions.

Prefer a minimum of one-year experience in discharge planning, clinical case management or a similar position in a community based agency setting which provides experience in referrals for patients.

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