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Emergency Service Clinician

Company: HCA
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

SHIFT: Evenings (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA) is a community of 94,000 Registered Nurses and 38,000 active physicians. We have over 1,900 facilities ranging from hospitals, freestanding ER's, ambulatory surgery centers, and urgent care clinics. Our facility based staff continues to raise the bar in patient care. Ten HCA hospitals have been named in IBM Watson Health's top 100 best-performing hospitals based on patient satisfaction and operational data.

Portsmouth Regional is a 209-bed acute care hospital located in Portsmouth, NH, and is part of HCA, the nation's largest provider of healthcare services. Portsmouth Regional Hospital serves the seacoast region's residents in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts and is one of the area's largest employers. Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the only Level II Trauma Center on the Seacoast and one of only three in New Hampshire to earn this important distinction. Recently, we were named One of America's Best Hospitals for Joint Replacements through a National Study by Health grades. Most recently, we received the Leapfrog 'A' Hospital Safety Grade.

Not only do our patients come first, but our employees do too! We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At Portsmouth Regional Hospital we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Some of our unique benefits we offer include:

  • Student Loan Repayment
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs
  • Paid Personal Leave
  • 401k (100% annual match - 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Identity Theft Protection discounts
  • Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)

HCA is dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues. We will provide you the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We are currently looking for an ambitious Clinician to help us reach our goals. Unlock your potential here!


  • Develops a positive engagement with the caller/patient, which facilitates an accurate interview.

  • Schedules patients for evaluations, utilizing program-appropriate flow sheets.

  • Triage phone calls: concise and complete assessments, appropriate follow-up, complete documentation on phone sheets.

  • Completes assessment in well-written format and in a timely manner.

  • Performs and documents mental status exam.

  • Clinical impressions are supported by data.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of principles of growth and development over the life span and possesses the ability to collect appropriate data, and complete assessments based on the age-specific needs.

  • Provides information to patients and families regarding specific treatment programs.

  • Performs functions of an Involuntary Emergency Admission as needed, including acting as petitioner when necessary, and attending/following through with the court system for the hearing.

  • If appropriate consent is obtained, timely communication with outpatient therapist regarding admission/evaluation.

  • Works actively with PRH in a liaison capacity around patient evaluations and transfer issues, and provides full psychiatric assessments when requested by the psychiatrist.

  • Performs assessment, completes paperwork, in a reasonable amount of time.

  • Consistently consults with a psychiatrist after assessments.

  • Completes medical clearance section correctly.

  • Accurately obtains all required consents at time of admission.

  • Consistently adheres to patient confidentiality rights.

  • Is knowledgeable of, and practices, all current seclusion and restraint techniques.

  • Performs assessments in a safe environment.

  • Obtains informed consent from patients.

  • Educates patient regarding Patients Rights. Obtains signature that indicates understanding. Gives copy to patient.

  • Files documents appropriately.

  • Coordinates transfer of patients from other facilities for admission to the Behavioral Health Unit.

  • Provides clinical assessments in the Emergency Department as requested.

  • Along with the Business Office, provides financial assessments for all potential admissions, in order to provide information about both clinical and financial aspects of hospitalization. Works with Utilization to obtain insurance verifications.

  • Responds to Code Grays as necessary.

  • Makes report of homicidal patients utilizing Duty to Warn Policy when indicated.

  • Files abuse reports according to policy as necessary.

  • Completes daily physician assignment.

  • Responds to PRH for clinical debriefings and grief work.

  • Maintains accurate count of available beds through monitoring daily census. Coordinates waiting list if necessary.

  • Assists on patient unit as requested by PARS Coordinator, Nursing Supervisor, Program Director.

  • Adheres to unit/hospital standards of documentation.

  • Completes annual competencies within appropriate time frame.



1-3 years of experience is Required

LCMHC, MSW, LADAC, CADAC, or PsyD is required

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Our Company's recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by clicking here.

For questions about your job application or this site please contact HCAhrAnswers at 1-844-422-5627 option 1.


Keywords: HCA, New England , Emergency Service Clinician, Other , Portsmouth, Northeast

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