Emergency Room Intake Clinician – LICSW/LPC/RN – Medstar Washington Hospital Center – Inpatient Psychiatry/Emergency Department

Requisition Number: 2024-5291

Type of Position: Full-Time

Location: Washington, DC


Come work with a great team!  Signet Health manages the Behavioral Health Services for Medstar Washington Hospital Center and has an opportunity for a Full-time (Evenings 3 pm - 11:30 pm) Emergency Room - Intake Clinician

This person will conduct clinical assessments of prospective patients in the Emergency Department (ED) and determine patients’ appropriateness for the program.  Also, as needed, this person is responsible for providing direct clinical social work services to patients and their families as a part of the multidisciplinary team with most emphasis on completing Psychosocial Assessments, conducting groups, facilitating marital and/or family therapies, assisting in program development and developing, implementing and reviewing Treatment Plans on the units.


  • Coordinates the psychiatric assessment process with the attending psychiatrists.
  • Identifies age appropriate developmental tasks and needs as evidenced in the development of care and the treatment planning sessions.  Completes Psychosocial Assessments, reviews treatment plans and conducts groups, as needed on the Units.
  • Maintains contact with nursing homes, medical-surgical units and other facilities and agencies to promote the program and to provide education regarding services available for their clients/residents.
  • Provides ongoing communications with referral sources concerning the status of patients referred into the program.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Requirements/Qualifications

    Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years experience in an adult Inpatient behavioral health and substance use facility. Experience facilitating patients' access to community resources and conducting therapeutic groups is strongly preferred.  Must be flexible to adjust to the needs of a fast-paced environment, demonstrate effective problem solving skills and display proficient oral/written communication skills.   Candidates must have active DC LICSW, LPC or RN license or be eligible for endorsement.