The Behavioral Health Center at Capital Regional is dedicated to meeting the growing needs in our community for behavioral-health-specific healthcare. Our state-of-the art center provides a continuum of care that addresses both acute phases of illness and the follow up that is necessary to maintain excellent patient outcomes within a compassionate and caring environment.
We treat adults 18 and older for a wide range of psychiatric disorders and provide a full-range of inpatient psychiatric services. Position Summary:
The Intake Assessment Coordinator in conjunction with the Program Director coordinates the pre-admission assessment process and provides clinical assessments for potential patients. Also, assists with community education with clinical issues and participates with community events such as health fairs. The intake coordinator responds to all calls for information, referral of patients, and inquiries about services offered and assists callers with accessing the most appropriate level of service and service provider to meet the needs of the patient.
The Behavioral Health Center's treatment team consists of licensed professionals including board-certified psychiatrists, physicians, registered nurses, social workers, recreational therapists, assessment clinicians and other mental health professionals. The 24-bed, 14,000 sq. foot state-of-the art Center is designed for the safety and comfort of our patients. The program provides our patients with medication management, led by the psychiatrist, as well as individual and group-based therapy programs.
- Treatment for psychiatric disorders, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and depression for adults 18 .
- 24-bed facility with 16 private rooms and four semi-private rooms.
- Variable length of stay to meet the individual treatment needs of each patient.
- Well-structured, therapeutic schedules help patients develop skills and strategies to manage their diagnoses.
- Our team works with community resources at discharge to ensure our patients have complete follow-up care when they leave our facility.
Our secure unit is designed to focus on patient healing and wellness - encouraging patients to join in programs and activities designed to foster their well being.Qualifications: EXPECTATIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
- Completes assessments in a timely manner - 90 minutes or less on average
- Chart review 15-20 minutes
- Interview 20-30 minutes
- Documentation 20-30 minutes
- Demonstrates ability to set priorities.
- Demonstrates good judgment in handling situations not covered by verbal or written instructions.
- Follows established policy and procedures in performing job functions.
- Interacts and communicates with others in a way that promotes a positive and cooperative work environment.
- Channels concerns appropriately.
- Provides input, suggestions and support appropriately.
- Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of work practices.
- Ensures patient rights and confidentiality.
- Able to assess and reassess needs of patients.
- Provides on and off site clinical assessments for potential patients to the program.
- Works collaboratively with hospital departments to assist managing behavioral health assessment needs.
- Participates as an active member of the multidisciplinary team.
- Provides ongoing education to patients and families as needed.
- Provides resources and support for patients before, during and after treatment.
- Coordinates and participates with appropriate interested parties and physicians through the patient referral inquiry, admission, treatment and discharge process.
- Models and trains other behavioral health team members on managing and tracking inquiry calls.
- Tracks and reports on all key indicators related to calls, assessment, admissions.
- Performs other duties as assigned by Program Director.
- Possess at least an academic diploma in nursing, BSN preferred.
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED:
- Hold a license to practice as a registered nurse in the appropriate state
- BLS - AHA certified
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
- Prefer 1-3 years' experience in a behavioral healthcare setting performing clinical assessments.
- Possess a thorough knowledge of current behavioral health concepts, principles and methods of treatment.
- Possess good communication skills verbal and written.
- Possess good organization skills and be able to act on multiple tasks.
- Understand and be able to train on all the state and federal standards regarding behavioral health assessment, petition, medical screening and patient rights.