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Crisis Consultant - 28210


Carmel Hamlet, NY 10512, USA

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations.


The Crisis Consultant provides crisis intervention, risk assessment, and mental health services in the Emergency Department. Services include developing safety plans and providing referral/resource information to patients and families in a behavioral health crisis. This position provides consultation to and coordination of care of patients in crisis in consult with the Emergency Department healthcare team and the on-call Psychiatrists.


  • Assists emergency room team in a consultant role to provide expert clinical care to patients and families presenting to the ED in mental health / behavioral crisis.
  • Responds to an Emergency Department request for consultation within one hour of request.
  • Assess the current mental status, risk for self-harm and risk for harm to others of the person in crisis.
  • Makes recommendations to the physician/psychiatrist regarding need for involuntary or voluntary hospitalization.
  • Provides follow-up with outpatient therapist and appropriate referrals.
  • Communicates decisions and recommendations to the client and to other members of the treatment team.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in social work or related field; or RN with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN)
  • PREFER: Master’s degree in nursing (MSN)
  • Three (3) years of psychiatric experience, or relevant clinical experience
  • Familiar with trauma informed care as well as the basics of responding to acute crisis situations
  • NYS license in one of the following: Psychologist, Behavioral Analysist, Marital and Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Social Worker


Location: Carmel NY

Work Type: Per Diem

Salary Range: $31 - $58 hourly (based on experience)

Company Description:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.