Psychiatric Emergency Clinician 2
Fairfax, VA 
Posted 10 days ago
Job Description

Inova Integrated Behavioral Health Services is seeking a Psychiatric Emergency Clinician 2 to join the team.

The Psychiatric Emergency Clinician 2 uses an integrated approach toward patient outcomes. Ensures improvements in practice setting by assuming responsibility for self-development in lifelong learning. Provides psychiatric consults to patients who present to the Emergency department onsite at Fairfax ER, via telepsych at other Inova ERs or Urgent Care facilities, or at IPAC walk in clinic. Maintains therapeutic milieu to provide safe environment for crisis stabilization. Assesses needs and formulates collaborative treatment recommendations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assesses individuals, including individuals considered to be seriously mentally ill (SMI), experiencing psychiatric and/or behavioral high-risk crisis, to ensure the safety of the patient, family, and community, in accordance with hospital and Behavioral Health guidelines.
  • Formulates treatment options to include patient needs and preferences, with focus on the best practice of utilizing the least restrictive intervention that will work for the patient, while maintaining all appropriate safety standards
  • Provides psychiatric/substance abuse consults to patients that present to the emergency room, Healthplexes, urgent care and or IPAC.
  • Makes recommendations for the next level of care for patients. Presents case to on call physician for admission. Participates in TDO hearings.
  • Provides supervision towards licensing when eligible.
  • Explores all resources available within Inova and throughout the community, to ensure the proper level of care is provided to the patient. Works closely with Community Service Board staff to ensure patient safety and appropriate care for patients being involuntarily detained, in accordance with Virginia statutes.
  • Recommends appropriate level of care, in collaboration with Emergency Department Physicians and/or on-call Psychiatrist and inpatient/outpatient treatment providers, or IPAC Physician.
  • Documents assessment, decision making and patient outcomes, in accordance with hospital and Behavioral Health guidelines.
  • Assigns working diagnostic impression for Axis, I-Axis5, including current Global Assessment of Functionality (GAF). Presents and maintains all information necessary to secure preauthorization for insured patients.
  • Seeks appropriate supervision for those patients presenting in the Emergency Department or IPAC whose assessment or outcome is particularly difficult or complex.



  • Two (2) years' experience working in the psychiatric or mental health field with the seriously mentally ill.


  • Master's Degree - Social Work (MSW) or Master's in Counseling.


  • Basic Life Support (BLS) - American Heart Association.


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or LPC. Licensed in Virginia.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Health, Vision, and Dental Coverage
  • Life Insurance, Short/Long Term Disability
  • Retirement: Inova matches dollar for dollar the first 5% of your eligible pay that you contribute to the plan
  • Competitive salary: Pay based experience.
  • Amazing Paid Time Off: Accrue PTO hours on your very first day of work.
  • Supplemental Plans: Including Auto/Home Insurance discounts, Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection
  • Additional Benefits: Educational Assistance of up to $5,250/year, Student Loan Refinancing, Adoption Assistance, Child Care Centers, Scholarship Program, Free Parking, Exclusive savings opportunities to in-store events, theme parks, discounts, movie tickets and local offerings and so much more!

As a recipient of federal financial assistance, Inova Health System (“Inova”) does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services or benefits under any of its programs or activities, whether carried out by Inova directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which Inova arranges to carry out its programs and activities.
This policy is in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, and regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued pursuant to these statutes at 45 C.F.R. Parts 80, 84, 91 and 92, respectively.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
2 years
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