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Crisis Interventionist (Emergency Department)

Requisition #: 249484
Location: Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, DC 20001
Category: Social Work/Mental Health
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time Nursing (36 hours)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: June 2, 2020

GENERAL SUMMARY: Provides ancillary service to the Emergency and Psychiatry Departments in the evaluation of patients who present to the ED with behavioral health complaints which may or may not require hospitalization. Provides expeditious patient assessments and collaborates with medical providers in determining the appropriate disposition and treatment. Serves as a resource to patients’ families and the community.

While functioning in ED or inpatient behavioral health, staff is responsible for patient care, displaying skills in assessment, treatment planning, individual, group, and family counseling for the behavioral health service. Additionally, he/she is expected to function as a member of the multidisciplinary team and participate in the unit community relations program.


  1. Licensure as an LICSW, LIGSW, LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), or LGPC (Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor) in the District of Columbia. Graduate of an accredited program for social work services, counseling, or equivalent.
  2. Master’s Degree in relevant field (Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Mental Health, Nursing, etc.)
  3. At least three to five years of psychiatric social work or counseling experience with a focus in adult/ geriatric crisis management and treatment of the complex psychiatric population.
  4. Current CPR Certification required.

Sibley Memorial Hospital provides a smoke-free workplace.

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