Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a nationally recognized, private, not-for-profit health care organization founded and based in Raleigh, N.C. The largest health system in Wake County, WakeMed exists to improve the healthand well-being of our community by providing outstanding, compassionate, patient- and family-centered care to all. The 919-bed system comprises a network of facilities throughout the Triangle area, delivering health and wellness services that bring added valueto the communities we serve. WakeMed is a leader in cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, emergency medicine and trauma care, physical rehabilitation, orthopaedics and neurosciences. Specialty facilities include the WakeMed Heart Center,Children’s Hospital, Women’s Pavilion and Birthplace, Rehabilitation Hospital, Adult and Children’s Emergency Departments and a Level 1 Trauma Center. WakeMed’s team of more than 9,400 employees, 2,000 volunteers, 1,300 affiliated physicians, and the morethan 300 physicians employed by WakeMed Physician Practices use the most advanced technologies along with the best minds and the biggest hearts to ensure the finest quality in health care and community health. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, WakeMed provides an inclusive work environment that
promotes the valuing of differences, respect for people and cooperativeness among our diverse
workforce. WakeMed does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in any terms or
conditions of employment. All applicants/employees are considered for employment, transfer,
promotion or training without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity/expression,
genetics, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, national origin, disability or veteran status.
The Behavioral Health Counselor is responsible for the provision of mental health and substance abuse consultant services at WakeMed including: assessment, crisis intervention, counseling and patient/family education. Assists the physician in determining and facilitating the patient disposition and referrals to treatment and community resources post discharge. This includes facilitating involuntary commitments as directed by the physician. Assists with assuring patient safety for behavioral health patients. Participates in hospital and community initiatives that address mental health/substance abuse issues. Provides expertise in mental health/substance abuse issues to the interdisciplinary team including in-service education and support.
3 Years Clinical - Mental Health Or 3 Years Clinical - Substance Abuse/Addiction Required
Select Education Type:
Bachelor's Degree Nursing Or Master's Degree Social Work Or Counseling Required - And Master's Degree Nursing Preferred
Licensed Professional Counselor Required - Or Licensed Clinical Social Worker Required - Or Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Required - Or Registered Nurse And Certified Mental Health Nurse Required - And Certified Notary Preferred
Hours of Work:
Saturday and Sunday 8a-430p