Access Center Clinician- York Hospital ED

York, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 56856

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Position Summary:

General Summary:

The Access Center Clinician assists with initial triage and assessment, provides clinical oversight, facilitates the admissions process and serves as a resource about internal and external services. Assists with security and patient behavioral management, and provides crisis intervention services.


Required Skills
  • Requires interpersonal skills, both verbal and listening, to manage patient admission interaction, and to advise, counsel, and lead employees in compliance with policies. In addition, the ability to provide counsel on sensitive patient matters and act in a public relations capacity on various issues is required.
  • Analytical ability is required to determine appropriate solutions to crisis calls and service inquiries.
  • A moderate level of physical effort is required such as walking, standing, and assisting patients. Occasionally, may require a high level of physical effort to assist in restraining an agitated patient.
Required Experience
  • A master’s degree in psychology, social work, or a related field required.
  • Must have upon hire or obtain certification as security officer through the International Association of Healthcare Safety and Security at the Basic Training level within 8 weeks of employment. Current certification must be maintained.
  • Minimum of two years’ work experience in behavioral or mental health field. Work requires a level of work experience necessary to provide active leadership, handle sensitive crisis interventions, determine appropriate solutions to service inquiries, and conduct thorough intake interviews.

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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