Needs Assessment Clinician

Rockville, MD
Oct 01, 2020
Oct 27, 2020
Full Time
AHC seeks to hire and experienced Needs Assessment Clinician, who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.

As a Needs Assessment Coordinator, you will:
•Evaluate patients presenting in the ER for admissions or Needs Assessment Center for mental health evaluations.
•Provide telephonic support to the needs assessment center by triaging telephone calls, scheduling intake appointments and providing resources to callers.
•Facilitate hospital to hospital transfers and obtain pre-authorizations. Obtain initial insurance authorization for patients
•Perform mental health evaluation and document evaluation in electronic health record. The assessment should include clinical presentation, previous psychiatric history, substance abuse history, medication list, mental status exam, collateral information from appropriate personnel, recommendation for next level of care and provisional DSM V diagnosis
•Develos a working knowledge of the various payer's admission criteria to ensure that the requirements for pre-certification are met and obtains prior authorization for inpatient mental health or partial hospitalization program by providing clinical information to the insurance company via a telephone call.
•Utilize two electronic health record systems to review clinical information, schedule appointments for mental health evaluations, schedule start date for PHP, and pre-register patients for service

Qualifications Include:
•Maryland Licensure: Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) or Counselor (LGPC), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW-C) or Professional Counselor(LCPC), PsyD, PhD, or Registered Nurse (RN),
•At least 1 year of emergency room psychiatric clinician experience, or at least 1 year of crisis clinician experience in an outpatient setting, or at least 1 year of related internship experience
•Proficient knowledge and ability to perform mental health assessment, provide clinical interventions, and perform accurate documentation
•Working knowledge of DSM V
•Knowledge of patient rights and laws pertaining to mental health

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
•Work life balance through non rotating shifts
•Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
•Free Employee parking
•Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
•100% Coverage for inpatient care - at Adventist HealthCare facilities
•100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide - after copay

As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Work Schedule:

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday- 7am-7:30pm

Tobacco Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine use.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine). Those testing positive for cotinine are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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