The Intake/Admissions clinician is responsible for responding to all incoming referrals and determining acceptance or denial. The clinician will coordinate all client intakes. The clinician will collaborate with local and state agencies to gather information on referrals. The clinician will give behavioral health assessments and use this information in building treatment plans for the client. The intake/admissions clinician is also required to maintain and build rapport with referral sources, including informing referral sources of admission timelines and process.
Essential Functions of the Position
Identifies and responds to referrals in a timely manner.
Interviews potential clients in medical, community or home settings.
Maintains the intake data base in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with state and federal guidelines.
Sets up information management activities such as ensuring minimal data report in AKAIMS or other Electronic Health Records and added activities directed by Executive Director. (Shared w Clinician)
Explains and obtains necessary consents for admission with the parent/guardian and client and obtains necessary signatures.
Delivers necessary paperwork to appropriate personnel upon admission of the client.
Understands and complies with all agency policies, procedures, plans, programs requirements and protocols.
Participates in required trainings.
Participates in an on-call clinical rotation.
Develop and/or lead clinical training for Treatment Counselors.
Participates in weekly administration and clinician meetings.
Ensures client confidentiality as required by the agency and federal law.
Education/Experience: In accordance with the State of Alaska residential care licensing regulations, the Intake/Admissions clinician must be at least 21 years of age. Additionally, the Intake/Admissions clinician must hold a Master’s Degree in Psychology, counseling, social work, or in a closely related field as identified by inclusion of significant coursework in psychology, child development and related studies and preferably have one year experience working with emotionally disturbed children/adolescents, including case management experience, and have the ability to obtain license in field within 3 years of hire. Knowledge in Trauma Informed Care, cognitive and reality based therapies, sexual abuse and neglect, substance abuse, and family skill building preferred.
Licensure: All employees of BBH must meet and maintain all statutory, regulatory and licensing requirements of the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and Federal Medicaid standards. It is the responsibility of the employee to notify BBH immediately if they no longer meet the requirements.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Must have the ability to relate to and experience working with emotionally disturbed children/adolescents and their families.
Must have sound clinical and therapeutic skills and the ability to accurately document events, provide detailed records for consumers and work with a multi-disciplinary team.
Knowledge of psychiatric diagnosis and assessment techniques.
Knowledge of child/adolescent development.
Knowledge of statistical analytical methods and measurement tools to implement and monitor a quality assurance program.
Possesses excellent written and oral communication skills.
Possesses excellent conflict resolution skills.
Possesses excellent problem solving skills.
Possesses information technology skills required to use agency equipment to carry out position functions.
Ability to function on an interdisciplinary team.
Ability to prepare accurate written and numerical records.
Ability to work independently in situations that involve interpersonal relationships in a job setting.
Ability to direct workers to implement plans and control activities around accreditation and quality improvement.
Ability to work calmly during a crisis or dangerous situation.
Ability to work in an environment involving frequent changes of tasks, using different techniques, procedures, working conditions, or degrees of attentiveness without loss of efficiency or composure.
Ability to perform independent actions and exercise sound judgment according to the BBH standards without frequent supervision.
Ability to examine and evaluate data and present alternative actions.
Must be efficient, and able to multi-task.
Must be able to read, write, and speak English.
Ability to gain knowledge and understanding of all agency protocol, policies, procedures, plans and program requirements.
Ability to complete assessments, treatment planning, and parent training; advocacy skills and case management skills are also required.
Excellent time management and organizational skills and computer skills are also necessary qualifications.
Must demonstrate and display an understanding and sensitivity to serving a culturally diverse and/or special needs population.
Active and current working knowledge of accreditation and Medicaid regulations.
Must be able to pass a state and federal background check.
Ability to perform sedentary work as well as to be engaged in physical exercise with customers such as running, walking, hiking, etc.
Visual acuity necessary to utilize a computer monitor throughout the course of a normal workday.
Ability to perform repetitive keyboarding activities and operate general office equipment.
Ability to communicate verbally, both in person and over the telephone.
Ability to lift, pull, push and handle objects up to 50 pounds.
The Intake/Admissions Clinician’s work is performed at a combination of the Birchwood Behavioral Health facility and at various agencies and facilities around the area.
Must possess a valid State of Alaska drivers license and clean driving record.
Have a reliable vehicle.
Have a valid certificate of insurance for occasional driving of a personal vehicle for transportation between various locations for BBH business. BBH employees do not transport clients in personal vehicles. This is only for one’s own individual transportation.
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