The Peer Counselor works with the CPEP Mobile Crisis Teams (MCT) and directly reports to the Manager, Program Coordinator, and Medical Director of Community Psychiatry, CPEP. As an integral member of MCT, the Peer Counselor is expected to perform ancillary functions as designated by the team’s clinician for example, Social Worker, Nurse Practitioner, or CPEP Manager/Coordinator. The primary purpose of this position is to engage patients in treatment and services by virtue of having firsthand experience with the mental health or substance abuse delivery of services. Peer Counselors will use their skills to engage patients. They will also provide follow up services to CPEP patients and engage them in services. They will transport the CPEP staff to patient homes for clinical evaluation, arrange for the initial scheduling for referrals received surrounding psychiatric assessment of patients in the community. Peer Counselors will use EPIC, maintain statistical data on a weekly basis, which is inclusive of, but not limited to the gathering of patient demographics for performance improvement projects, and performance of light clerical support, for example, faxing and copying patient data, and assisting the program’s clinicians in emergent situations which require 911 interventions.
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Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center.
BHMC is an equal opportunity employer, it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, military status, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or handicap or other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.
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