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Needs Assessment Coordinator | Behavioral Health

Rapid City, SD Full time 20_12502

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Job Category

Rehabilitation

Department

RCH Behavioral Health

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Shift

Employee Type

Regular

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.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • 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

Required:
Certifications - Licensed Clinical Social Worker - South Dakota Department of Social Services or Licensed Professional Counselor - South Dakota Department of Social Services

Preferred:
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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