Inpatient Intake Clinician/LICSW/RN – Medstar Washington Hospital Center – Inpatient Psychiatry

Requisition Number: 2020-3425

Type of Position: Full-Time

Location: Washington, DC


Come work with a great team!  Diamond Healthcare manages the behavioral health services for Medstar Washington Hospital Center and has an opening for a full-time Inpatient Intake Clinician or Registered Nurse to work primarily night shift and some evening shifts.

This person will conduct clinical assessments of prospective patients in the Emergency Department (ED) and determine patients’ appropriateness for the program.  Also, as needed, this person is responsible for providing direct clinical social work services to patients and their families as a part of the multidisciplinary team with most emphasis on completing Psychosocial Assessments, conducting groups, facilitating marital and/or family therapies, assisting in program development and developing, implementing and reviewing Treatment Plans on the units.


  • Coordinates the psychiatric assessment process with the attending psychiatrists.
  • Identifies age appropriate developmental tasks and needs as evidenced in the development of care and the treatment planning sessions.  Completes Psychosocial Assessments, reviews treatment plans and conducts groups, as needed.
  • Maintains contact with nursing homes, medical-surgical units and other facilities and agencies to promote the program and to provide education regarding services available for their clients/residents.
  • Provides ongoing communications with referral sources concerning the status of patients referred into the program.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Requirements/Qualifications

    Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years experience in an adult Inpatient behavioral health and substance use facility. Experience facilitating patients' access to community resources and conducting therapeutic groups is strongly preferred.  Must be flexible to adjust to the needs of a fast-paced environment, demonstrate effective problem solving skills and display proficient oral/written communication skills.   Candidates must have active DC RN, LICSW or LPC license or be eligible for endorsement.