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WellStar Health Systems Behavioral Health Assessor in Atlanta, Georgia


How would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar,our mission is simple, yet powerful:to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what's possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people's lives.


Full-time | Behavioral Health Unit | Atlanta Medical Center

Functioning under the leadership of the Manager of Behavioral Health, the Behavioral Health Assessor performs comprehensive, face to face or tele-medicine based behavioral health assessments, psychoeducation and interventions with patients who are receiving services for various psychological, behavioral or substance related disturbances in an effort to implement and facilitate the appropriate level of service.

Specific responsibilities of the behavioral health assessor include the following:Providing individual assessment of patients in the emergency department and/or acute care floor in order to assist in determining the most appropriate next level of care, collaborating with physicians, social workers, and other specialty providers to ensure optimal, individualized, and integrated treatment for behavioral health patients working with patient’s family members to determine a safe discharge plan for the patient assessing, referring, and coordinating care for patients with unique and complex psychiatric conditions, including assisting with legal holds and referrals to facilities outside of WellStar participating in service line functions and initiatives, as directed by Behavioral Health leadership


Required Minimum Education

  • MSW from an Accredited School of Social Work, or hold a Masters degree in professional counseling from a CACREP accredited program, or Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursing

  • Baccalaureare degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing preferred

Required Minimum Licensure

  • LMSW, LAPC, LMFT or RN with a Georgia License. LCSW or LPC preferred

  • BLS required.

Required Minimum Experience

  • No less than 3 years of experience working with adult/child populations.

  • It is preferred that candidates have experience working with behavioral health patients

Required Minimum Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; capacity to think abstractly and develop innovative services that can better meet organizational and patient needs; specific interest in behavioral health and willingness to work at various WellStar sites depending upon need; knowledge of behavioral health best practices; basic technological capabilities in Word, and Excel, as well as the ability to utilize a Telemedicine cart for remote assessments

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Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country. The WellStar culture of caring has also been nationally recognized three years in a row by Fortune Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”. Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today.

WellStar is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any status which is protected by local, state or federal law.

Job ID 2021-64838

Position Type Full-Time

Department Behavioral Health Assessor - Full -Time

Facility WellStar Atlanta Medical Center

Category Nursing Support

City Atlanta

Shift Days, Evenings, Various

State Georgia