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Texas Health Resources Behavioral Health Assessor - As Needed - DFW in United States

Texas Health Resources seeks to hire a Behavioral Health Mobile Assessor – As Needed to work in the Behavioral Health Mobile Assessor Department.

The address is – Primary 612 East Lamar Blvd., Arlington, TX 76011, will require travel around the DFW Metroplex

Salary range is Minimum $27.86/hr. to Maximum $41.94/hr. – based on relevant experience

Work Schedule

  • PRN “As Needed”

  • Variable Shifts; range 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, 2:00 pm – 2:00 am, or 7:00 pm – 7:00 am

  • Additional hours available as needed

  • Position does require travel to Plano, Dallas, Arlington, & HEB

Job Description:

  • Completes preadmission screening and referral services for behavioral health patients including psychiatric and chemically dependent patients.

  • Obtains detailed history and documents using guided data collection forms.

  • Documents legibly and thoroughly.

  • Formulates provisional DSM diagnoses.

  • Establishes patient rapport and trust.

  • Obtains appropriate consents.

  • Educates patient/family regarding process.

  • Seeks supervision as needed.

  • Works under orders of attending or emergency department physician.

  • Knowledge of data elements required to assess all age groups excluding neonates.

  • Uses assessment tools including but not limited to video and phone assessment tools.

  • Manages time in assessments and location appropriate to practice, needs of patient, and organizational needs.

  • Understands and complies with all regulations including but not limited to TDMHMR, TDH, CMS, EMTALA, and Texas Behavioral Health Marketing Act.

  • Educates patient/family and team members regarding regulations as indicated.

  • Understands legal statues relevant to voluntary and involuntary patients including warrantless detentions, warrants, OPCs and commitments.

  • Understands various forms and documents appropriately.

  • Recommends levels of care and discharge plans.

  • Understands admission criteria for various levels of care.

  • Knowledge of community resources including public and private resources for both psychiatric and chemically dependent patients.

  • Communicates pertinent data to receiving provider and obtains patient consents as legally required, supports continuity of care.

  • Assists with patient flow functions when directed/needed.

  • Collaborates/communicates/establishes credibility with ED physician, admitting and consulting physician, and all members of provider team. Seeks supervision as needed.

  • Completes other work as assigned by leadership, including but not limited to collaborative workgroups, strategic initiatives, and assisting in other areas of behavioral health service line.


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in a Mental health related field is required

  • 2 years related experience is required

  • Experience working in a Behavioral Health Hospital highly preferred

  • Experience with Behavioral Health Intake/Assessments highly preferred

Licenses and Certifications:

  • LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor is required upon hire or

  • LPC – I – Licensed Professional Counselor Intern upon hire or

  • LMFT – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist is required upon hire or

  • LMSW – Licensed Master Social Worker upon hire or

  • LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker is required upon hire and

  • CPI - Crisis Prevention Intervention Training is required upon hire and

  • ACPI - Advanced Crisis Prevention Intervention Training maintained annually 6 Months or

  • CPI - Crisis Prevention Intervention Training 30 Days and

  • ACPI - Advanced Crisis Prevention Intervention Training maintained annually 12 Months

Skills and Abilities:

  • Behavioral health Pre-admission screening and assessment; DSM diagnostic criteria

Why Texas Health Resources?

Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served.

Texas Health has 25 acute-care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with the system. It has more than 3,800 licensed beds, more than 21,100 employees of fully-owned/operated facilities plus 1,400 employees of consolidated joint ventures and counts more than 5,500 physicians with active staff privileges at its hospitals.

At Texas Health, we strive to create an atmosphere of respect, integrity, compassion and excellence for all who come in contact with us, be they patients or our employees. We are committed to diversity in our workforce, and our mission to serve spreads across ethnic, cultural, economic and generational boundaries. We invite you to join us in furthering your career through our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.

Texas Health Highlights:

  • 2020 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (6th year in a row)

  • 2018 Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4th year in a row)

  • Employees’ Choice “Best Places to Work” by Glassdoor (2018 and 2019)

Employment opportunities are only reflective of wholly owned Texas Health Resources entities.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employees or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.