Mental Health Clinician, Nights

University of Maryland Medical System

Company Description

Experience the highest level of appreciation at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center — named Top Workplace in the Baltimore area by The Baltimore Sun two years in a row (2019 & 2020); Top Workplace in the USA for 2021! As part of the acclaimed University of Maryland Medical System, our facility is one of three ANCC Pathway to Excellence® designated hospitals in Maryland. UM BWMC features one of the state’s busiest emergency departments, as well as a team of experts who care for our community and one another. The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UMBWMC) provides the highest quality health care services to the communities we serve. Our medical center is home to leading-edge technology, nationally recognized quality, personalized service and outstanding people. We have 285 licensed beds and we’re home to 3,200 employees and over 800 physicians. Our expert physicians and experienced, compassionate staff are connected to medical practices in the local community as well as at University of Maryland Medical Center in downtown Baltimore. For patients, this means access to high-quality care and research discoveries aimed at improving Maryland’s health. Our physicians and nursing staff specialize in emergency, acute, medical-surgical and critical care. In addition, our medical center is home to many Centers of Excellence, offering expert outpatient health care.

Job Description

Mental Health Clinician
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Glen Burnie, Maryland

The Right Choice. Right Here.

We’re looking for talented professionals to join our unique and Talented Team at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center — named a Top Workplace in the Baltimore area by the Baltimore Sun in 2019.  

As a member of our team, you’ll experience:

  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • A comprehensive benefits package including health, vision and dental coverage including prescription drug coverage – Tax-Free Savings Plans, Tuition Reimbursement and more!
  • Work Life Balance: You’ll accrue paid time off; we offer dependent care reimbursement, short/long term disability and an employee assistance program.
  • Educational Assistance: We support your continuing education and career advancement by offering tuition reimbursement & continuing education options.
  • Free parking onsite


General Summary 
As a Department of Psychiatry associate and under limited supervision, the Mental Health Clinician (MHC) is responsible for the assessment of patients served primarily in the Emergency Department.  On occasion the MHC may be asked to service patients on the acute care floors.  These assessments determine the decisions to ether admit or discharge patients based clinical condition and safety of self/others.  Patients range across the age spectrum and across the DSM-5 classifications.    MHC’s are members of the Healthcare Team and have accountability to function as a team member to accomplish safe, effective and efficient patient outcomes.


The Mental Health Clinician is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for services given to all patients assigned to the Emergency Psychiatry service.  The MHC provides care to those patients via therapeutic use of self, the clinical process, the environment, technology, and other healthcare team members, according to established standards.  Patients served include Child through Adult-Geriatric.

Principal Responsibilities and Tasks
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  These are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.

  1. Participates as a member of the Patient Care Support Team to provide direct care requiring the skills/qualifications of the Mental Health Clinician, including collaboration with other Care/Support Team members to meet patient’s needs.
  2. Screens and assesses the clinical needs of patients through accepted standards of interviewing.
  3. Following a referral, interviews patient and completes psychosocial assessment through collaboration with family, physician, health care team, community agency representatives, and/or psychiatrists.
  4. Completes mental status evaluations and risk assessments on referred patients.
  5. Applies the principles of growth and development over the life span and assesses data reflective of the patient’s requirements relative to his/her age specific needs.


Education and Experience

  1. Master’s degree from accredited school of Social Work or Master’s degree in related behavioral health field required
  2. Current Maryland licensure at an advanced licensure level (e.g. LCSW-C, LCPC and/or Board Certified Psychologist) required
  3. Previous hospital based psychiatric experience preferred.
  4. Working knowledge of DSM 5 required.   
  5. Basic computer skills required.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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