Intake Coordinator- FT- Evenings- BH Assess

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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Current BLS Certification preferred

 

JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:

  • Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others. Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practices
  • 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.

LINES OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

(Chain-of-command)

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