Behavioral Health Therapist II

Job Location US-NC-Winston-Salem | US-NC-Winston-Salem
Job Opening ID
Forsyth Medical Center
NH ED BH Access_P
Work Schedule
PRN Details
4 weekend shifts (4 days) per 6 weeks
Job Status


$5,000 sign on bonus offered for Full Time new hires.


Novant Health is seeking an experienced Therapist II that is able to adapt to each unique client, as well as display proficient knowledge and experience in implementing and coordinating treatment plans while considering various cultures and age groups. The Therapist provides complete patient assessments, plans for therapeutic interventions and appropriate follow up care, implementing treatment plans, coordination of the treatment process and discharge planning. Also demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide services appropriate to the age and cultural diversity of the patients served. In addition, the therapist will uphold and demonstrate the Novant Mission, Vision and Values: Compassion, Diversity, Personal Excellence, and Team Work. 



Come join a remarkable team where quality care meets quality service, in every dimension, every time. #JoinTeamAubergine #NovantHealth #NovantBHTherapist. Let Novant Health be the destination for your professional growth.

At Novant Health, one of our core values is diversity and inclusion. By engaging the strengths and talents of each team member, we ensure a strong organization capable of providing remarkable healthcare to our patients, families and communities. Therefore, we invite applicants from all group dynamics to apply to our exciting career opportunities.





  • Education: Master's Degree Required Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field Required
  • Experience: One yr of experience Required
  • Licensure/Certification/Registration: LCMHC, LCSW, Clinic Psychologist, or LMFT Required For the Substance Use Therapist role, LCAS Required
  • Additional Skills Required: Good working knowledge of computers. Ability to care for Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Age Specific populations. NonViolent Crisis Intervention certification.


In This Position You Will

  • Perform a comprehensive evaluation of high-risk voluntary and involuntary emergency department (ED) patients and their relevant systems of support to formulate diagnoses, plans of care and appropriate interventions based on patients' strengths and needs
  • Complete comprehensive documentation of the risk assessment for each patient to include patient demographics, collateral source information, psychiatric, substance use, social and functional assessment, mental status, history of presenting illness, suicide risk, violence risk, diagnoses, impression, and plan of care
  • Document all activities in the electronic medical record according to departmental standards
  • Complete reports consistent with regulatory requirements for the Office of Children’s Services and Adult Protective Services according to established policy and procedure
  • Provide advanced de-escalation and other support within the ED and areas throughout the hospital as a member of the psychiatric rapid response team (P-RRT)
  • Utilize a high level of mental and emotional intelligence to meet patients' and their family's needs
  • Use an even-temperament when providing care, uses tact, sensitivity, sound judgment, and a professional attitude when relating to patients, families, and visitors while developing comprehensive treatment and discharge plans
  • Identify and offers the necessary services, resources, and opportunities for the patient’s safe discharge to the community
  • It is the responsibility of every Novant Health team member to deliver the most remarkable patient experience in every dimension, every time.
  • Our team members are part of an environment that fosters teamwork, team member engagement and community involvement.
  • The successful team member has a commitment to leveraging diversity and inclusion in support of quality care.
  • All Novant Health team members are responsible for fostering a safe patient environment driven by the principles of "First Do No Harm". 




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