Emergency Department Crisis Social Worker - Behavioral Health
Holy Cross

Silver Spring, Maryland

Employment Type:
Part time
Rotating Shift


Job Title:

Emergency Department Crisis Social Worker

Employment Type:




(SUMMARY) Position Highlights:

  • Competitive pay
  • Additional Benefits: Relocation assistance, tuition reimbursement, free parking
  • Quality of Life:Flexible work schedules
  • Advancement:Opportunities to advance through the Clinical Advancement Program
  • Location:Holy Cross Health has two hospitals and four healthcare centers all a short driving distance from Washington DC and Baltimore, MD

  • Part-Time Rotating
  • Reporting to the Director of Behavioral Health
  • You will be providing direct clinical consultation to patients and their families, when appropriate, as part of assessment consultation team, with emphasis on completing psychosocial assessments, and recommending appropriate behavioral health treatment to patients in the Emergency Center.

  • Initiating and completing psychiatric placement, when needed, in the EC and on the in-patient hospital units.
  • Provides psychiatric case management (includes finding psychiatric beds and obtaining authorization from managed care companies).
  • Works in closecollaboration with the on-call psychiatrists, staff, and outside agencies and entities, as appropriate. Accepts direction from Director, Behavioral Health, Silver Spring. Supports Mission of CHETrinity Health and Holy Cross Health.

What you will need:
  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or related field.
  • Highest Clinical License: Maryland LCSW-C
  • 1-3 years relevant experience in health care mental health setting required, preferably in a hospital.
  • Case management experience preferred (i.e. arranging for hospital transfers, discharge planning, andgetting pre-certifications). Previous experience with Cerner or EPIC is strongly preferred

About us:

Holy Cross Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system that serves more than 240,000 individuals each year from Maryland's two largest counties - Montgomery and Prince George's counties. Holy Cross Health earns numerous national awards, clinical designations and accreditations across a wide range of specialties for providing innovative, high-quality health care services.

We were named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for 2022.

Holy Cross Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to Minority/Females/disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) status.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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