Impact Lives in the WakeMed Community as a Behavioral Health Counselor
As a Behavioral Health Counselor, you are responsible for the provision of mental health and substance abuse consultant services at WakeMed, including assessment, crisis intervention, counseling and patient/family education. Responsibilities include:
Assisting the physician in determining and facilitating the patient disposition and referrals to treatment and community resources post discharge.
Facilitating involuntary commitments as directed by the physician.
Assisting with ensuring patient safety for behavioral health patients.
Participating in hospital and community initiatives that address mental health/substance abuse issues.
Providing expertise in mental health/substance abuse issues to the interdisciplinary team including in-service education and support.
Here at WakeMed, you are more than an employee – you are family. We understand that our responsibility to the community begins with our employees. It’s simple: we care for our employees and our employees care for the community. We believe in doing everything we can to help you meet your personal and professional needs throughout employment. In doing this, we offer the following to support you:
Shared decision-making structure
Continuing education opportunities
Countless career advancement opportunities
Flexible shift options
Tuition & specialty certification reimbursement
Medical & dental insurance
Paid vacation & sick leave
Health and wellness education programs
Monday – Friday, 11:00PM – 7:30AM
No weekend requirements
No call requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Requiredor Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling Required
Master’s Degree in Nursing Preferred
Either of the below is required:
3 Years Clinical - Mental Health
3 Years Clinical - Substance Abuse/Addiction
At least one of the below is required:
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist
Registered Nurse and Certified Mental Health Nurse
Certified Notary Preferred
Innovation flourishes here, and we want your hard-earned experience and gained skills to advance further with our team. For more information and to apply, please visit us online at jobs.wakemed.org and reference job ID: 36641. EOE
Internal Number: 36641
About WakeMed Health & Hospitals
At WakeMed Health & Hospitals, we are guided by a simple – yet powerful mission: to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding and compassionate care to all.
To deliver on this mission, WakeMed employs the “best minds and the biggest hearts” in the business. Our team includes over 8,500 experienced registered nurses, technologists, medical professionals, support staff, and a medical staff of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice providers who are dedicated to putting patients first.
When it comes to culture and benefits, we recognize that when we take good care of our employees, our employees can take even better care of our patients. We proudly offer competitive salaries that reflect background, experience and special skills. Our benefits programs are designed to give you and your family the support you need for today while planning for a successful tomorrow. We promote diversity in the workplace, provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified applicants, and we participate in E-verify.
We think it’s pretty simple – we care for our employees and our employees care for the community.
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