Assessment & Referral Specialist

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Performs comprehensive psychiatric and chemical dependency evaluations for patients at SJH/LMC. Thoroughly completes an SCL Behavioral Health Assessment, obtains collateral information when necessary, and develops diagnoses, risk assessment, and treatment plan recommendations. Provides appropriate recommendations for outpatient treatment or admission to inpatient services.  Works closely with the patient, BH team, WP physicians, and WP inpatient units in planning and organizing admissions.  Ensures/coordinates the business management of providing patient care services, including verifying patient demographics, identifying ability to pay for services, verifying insurance benefits, and pre-certifying services.  Is knowledgeable of and adheres to SCLHC policies and procedures and all pertinent state and federal regulatory standards (e.g. JCAHO, HCFA, EMTALA, ADAD, HIPAA).       

Masters level or equivalent in nursing, social work, psychology, counseling, or other human services field, with 3 years experience in psychiatric and chemical dependency assessments   
1 year emergency assessment experience


Current professional license to practice in Colorado, as a PsyD, PhD, EdPsy, RN, LAC, LMFT, LPC, or LCSW
Mandatory WP Crisis Management Training within one year of hire

BLS certification from American Heart Association

Organization: West Pines Behavioral Health, Wheat Ridge, CO
Primary Location: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Wheat Ridge
Department: EWP-Behavioral Health
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Shift
FTE: 0.9
Job Number: 18001554
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