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Assessment & Referral Clinician (PRN)

Company: Perimeter Healthcare
Location: Springfield
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Perimeter Behavioral of Springfield is one of the premier behavioral health hospitals providing inpatient psychiatric treatment for children and teenagers. Comprehensive care is designed for the individual, not the diagnosis. Perimeter Behavioral of Springfield is daily committed to improving patients' lives by using a patient centered collaborative approach to provide high quality care addressing both the mental health and physical wellbeing of our patients. Join our team today.The A&R Clinician is responsible for assisting in the process of receiving, scheduling and triaging in-bound calls and referrals throughout the admissions department for patients in need of the services provided. In addition, the A&R Clinician will support members of leadership through the implementation of systematic processes for all departmental goals and objectives. The review of assessments, and verification of insurance information processed in real time creates a sense of urgency for hospital admission placement. If you are interested in being a part of a professional team that has a direct impact on the care and service we provide to our community, we encourage you to apply to Perimeter Behavioral Hospital of Springfield today!Essential Role and Responsibilities:Receive referral calls, obtain minimal demographic information, and refer the call to the appropriate source or schedule an assessment.Process all requests for information and external referrals.Completes pre-certifications as needed.Assist in arranging for admission of patients, including alerting the business office staff to begin the verification of benefits, initiating calls to physicians and other related tasks as directed by the Case Manager.Determine what Releases of Information are needed, and process them accordingly, per policy.Assist in obtaining needed records and information.Arrange disposition and community resources. Communicate with the designated Treatment Coordinator as indicated.Maintain all statistics; provide support to the Outcome Study, and other data, as assigned.Maintains good communication with the Utilization Review, Business Office, and other staff as indicated.Maintains log of received calls and disposition of the calls, and other informational tools as assigned.Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers, practicing good standards of customer service.Responsible for assessing, diagnosing and treatment a variety of patient populations.Responsible for working with adults and senior populations. Must be familiar with common diagnoses with these population groups and familiar with specific assessment interviewing skills for each population group.85% of work time is spent providing direct patient care including assessment, diagnosing and direct treatment intervention. The remaining work time is spent completing non-direct duties, i.e. clinical supervision and clinical documentation.PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND SPECIAL DEMANDSDemonstrated ability to work effectively and cooperatively with hospital staff, physicians and administration.Must be able to work effectively and efficiently in an independent role.Have the ability to sit and stand occasionally and walk frequently, reach above, at or below waist height, kneel, bend, stoop, turn, twist and throw from occasionally to frequently.Have the ability to communicate clearly and see well enough to read charts, treatment plans and typewritten materials, hear well enough to detect noises on the unit and have the ability to discern odors frequently.Be able to remain calm while working efficiently under stressful conditions.Must possess good communication skills, to include writing techniques for reports and appeals and verbal presentations for telephone interactions and training seminars.Must be able to meet the physical demands of the position to include both sitting for long periods of time and walking the grounds and units of the facility.Be capable of the manual dexterity needed to use small business machinesQualified candidates for Assessment and Referral Clinician should have the following:Candidates must be an RN or MA level counselor or social workerExperience in behavioral health assessment and/or treatment.At least one-year previous experience in an acute behavioral health hospital preferred.Perimeter Healthcare is one of the leading mental and behavioral health care providers in the country. We deliver hope to our patients through the delivery of comprehensive and dedicated treatment programs. Our focus and commitment on service excellence is available across several states and different care settings. Our team ensures you receive the required care that you or your loved one needs. We offer several settings for our patients including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment centers as well as outpatient counseling and therapies.EEOWe are committed to providing an environment of diversity and inclusion where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and fellow employees. Perimeter Behavioral Health is an equal opportunity employer regarding all recruitment, training, and selection process within the company regarding race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


Keywords: Perimeter Healthcare, Springfield , Assessment & Referral Clinician (PRN), Other , Springfield, Missouri

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