Intake Coordinator - FT - Nights

Professional Edinburg, Texas


Description

Position at Behavioral Hospital at Renaissance

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Behavioral Health Intake Coordinator is responsible for providing high quality patient care and displaying excellent assessment skills in the areas of mental health and chemical dependency.  The Intake Coordinator will have experience in Crisis Intervention, triage of patients in crisis, acting as liaison to physicians requiring information to make clinical decisions.  The Intake Coordinator will demonstrate skill in determining and documenting medical necessity for admission; have an understanding of TJC and CMS guidelines as they relate to access to care in a mental health facility.  The Intake Coordinator is expected to function well as a member of the interdisciplinary team and participate in community relation activities, performance improvement activities and hospital sponsored events.

 

 

POSITION EDUCATION/ QUALIFICATIONS­:

 

  • Licensed in the state of Texas as a mental health professional (LPC, LPA, LMFT, LMSW)
  • Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or a related field from an accredited college or university
  • Related experience can be substituted for degree for a candidate currently enrolled in an acceptable Master’s Degree program.
  • Current BLS Certification
  • CPI training within 30 days of hire date
  • Must be able to be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues
  • Good written and verbal communication skills required
  • Ability to read, write and speak English (Spanish helpful)

 

JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE­:

 

  • The intake coordinator will have experience in crisis intervention, triage of patients in crisis, acting as liaison to physicians requiring information to make clinical decisions.
  • The intake coordinator will demonstrate skill in determining and documenting medical necessity for admission; have an understanding of TJC and CMS guidelines as they relate to access to care in a mental health facility.
  • The Intake Coordinator is expected to function well as a member of the interdisciplinary team and participate in community relation activities, performance improvement activities and hospital sponsored events.
  • One year clinical experience in a position primarily responsible for assessment, crisis intervention and disposition of mental health patients in crisis.
  • Experience working in a hospital setting or emergency room and acting as a liaison between physicians a plus

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others.  Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practices
  • Documents findings accurately and in a timely manner
  • Ability to represent the program well in interactions both inside and outside the hospital
  • Coordinates services within the department(s) and with other departments
  • Must be flexible with work scheduling
  • Must present a professional image

 

LINES OF REPSONSIBILITES:

(Chain-of-command)

Supervisor of Counseling Services   2. Director of Behavioral Health   3.Vice President of Behavioral Health