Needs Assessment Coordinator | Rapid City Hospital | Full Time 40 Hours

Rapid City, SD Full time 22_1044


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Mental Health


RCH Behavioral Health

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Job Summary

Coordinates, plans, and implements the day-to-day operations of the Admission Assessment team functions, ensuring prospective services, linking recipients to appropriate resources or care providers.

In this position you will be working in the Rapid City Hospital.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

In this position you will be working in the Rapid City Hospital.

  • Assists in discharge plan development, giving support to discharge planner as needed.
  • Completes hospital-wide mandatory inservices as well as age-specific unit education requirements (pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics).
  • Completes social assessment within predetermined guidelines. Recommendations are integrated into the treatment plan.
  • Conducts and coordinates mental health assessments, consults for at-risk patients, and/or screenings in the Emergency Department, nursing towers, or Behavioral Health Center to make appropriate referral recommendations to inpatient and outpatient providers consistent with the needs of the patient.
  • Conducts appropriate assessment, utilizing pertinent data, develops an initial treatment plan, communicating this to the charge nurse and assigned staff member upon admission to the appropriate floor.
  • Coordinates Clinical Assessment and Clinical Milieu Program. Coordinates the care of all patients and families entering the Behavioral Health Center in an efficient yet thorough manner - while maintaining dignity and respect for all parties. Conducts follow-up contacts after patient’s discharge.
  • Coordinates admissions to the Behavioral Health Center through the Emergency Department, nursing towers, and physicians.
  • Coordinates and completes the admission process for patients entering the Center for Behavioral Health through admission scheduling, data collection and assessment completion.
  • Coordinates the appropriate level of care with the admitting or on-call physician - communicating to the charge nurse the patient status.
  • Develops and maintains positive partnerships with providers of mental health and social services in the community as appropriate to the needs and requirements of the patient on an ongoing basis.
  • Works within the milieu to conduct group, individual, and family therapy, documenting services and making recommendations to charge nurse and physician.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements

Certifications - Licensed Social Worker (LSW) - South Dakota Department of Social Services; OR Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) - South Dakota Department of Social Services

Education - Masters degree in Behavioral Sciences

Physical Requirements:
Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

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