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Firelands Regional Medical Center Behavioral Health Therapist, Intake ES, I.L.: Sal FT, Varies in Sandusky, Ohio


Available Retention Bonuses per Degree

Bachelors Degree, Dependently Licensed: $1.000

Master's Degree, Dependently Licensed: $2,500

Independently Licensed - $5,000


Under the supervision of the assigned Coordinator, provides crisis intervention services the outpatient office(s) and at designated sites in the community, including local emergency rooms, county jails, and juvenile detention homes. Utilizes tele-services to expand crisis services into other settings including natural environments such as the client’s home, group home, etc.

Provides diagnostic assessment and other clinical services as assigned by supervisor.

Independently diagnosis and treats behavioral health disorders within scope of practice. Renders all services within department guidelines and in compliance with rules/standards set forth by Medicaid/Medicare, HFAP, OhioMHAS, and CARF.


  • Demonstrates a commitment to the provision of quality care through engagement in professional growth and agency-sponsored learning opportunities; utilizes best practices as appropriate to the conditions being treated; and provides all services in a manner that instills hope and meets patients where they are at in terms of their readiness for change.

  • Performs tasks that provide for patients’ safety including ongoing screening and documentation of risk factors; develops safety plans and crisis management plans when indicated.

  • Obtains information from patient and collateral sources including, as applicable, referral source, natural support persons, law enforcement, ED staff, treatment team members, etc. Consults available internal records, ED records, police reports, and lab reports, etc.

  • Works collaboratively with all involved parties. Utilizes case management for patient support, assistance with safety planning, and other supportive activities such as contacting ambulance services, seeking collateral sources of information, etc. Collaborates with and utilizes information from other treatment team members. Seeks consultation from supervisor and prescriber and/or on-call psychiatrist as needed to promote patient care and to problem solve.

  • Keeps all parties informed throughout the process including delays regarding hospitalization and/or ambulance transport. Ensures disposition is communicated to referral sources and other members of the treatment team. Relays critical information to treatment team members to promote continuity of care between daytime and afterhours staff. Communications are provided by therapist or therapist ensures hotline or case management staff are communicating on behalf of therapist.

  • Understands the role of Patient Care Standards (PCS) as a measure of our commitment to serving those in need and ensuring that access to care is provided. Ensures PCS standards are met and actively utilizes and responds to strategies provided through supervision when there are challenges in meeting these standards.

  • Performs tasks necessary to support revenue including timely and accurate documentation within departmental guidelines; obtaining accurate patient demographics and insurance information; and prior-authorizations for services when applicable.

  • Is able to effectively and efficiently utilize EMR and video-conferencing software. Prioritizes the use of video-conferencing when providing tele-crisis services. Utilizes work email on a daily basis keeping current with FRMC and departmental communications. For new hires, these skills are in place by the end of the probationary period. Ensures all electronic forms of communication, that include PHI, are compliant with HIPAA and 42 CFR laws regarding confidentiality.

  • Provides and documents other outpatient behavioral health services as needed and within departmental guidelines.

  • Completes all components of required clinical documentation including but not limited to; Crisis Assessment, Crisis follow up information, patient episode logs, and other written documentation on a timely basis and in accordance with agency standards.

  • Positively contributes to patient, referrals source, and employee satisfaction. Is a team player who is flexible, willing to assist team members, and positively influences team morale. Actively participates in and follows through with strategic planning, performance improvement and quality initiatives.

  • Regularly demonstrates the ability to all behavioral health patients of all ages and of all cultural backgrounds in the routine performance of duties.


  • Holds an active, LPCC or LISW through the Ohio CSWMFT Board.

  • Heart Saver, Aegis Crisis Prevention, and First Aid certification within 6 months of hire.

  • Ability to effectively understand and communicate in both written and oral form.

  • Sensitive to the cultural needs of the individual and/or family served.

  • Punctual attendance at assigned work location is required.

  • Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner and maintain an accident free work place, including ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of emergency codes.

  • Ability to comply with OSHA regulations and CDC standard and transmission-based precaution recommendations and to utilize proper personal protective equipment. Ability to comply with provisions of applicable S.D.S. forms.

  • Successful completion of a 180-day probationary period.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)