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Greenleaf Center: Admissions Counselor - PRN Every other Weekend Nights

Acadia-Healthcare • Valdosta, GA

Posted 5 days ago

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  1. Observes, collects and reports subjective and objective information of patients who are referred for treatment.
  2. Provides exceptional service and care to presenting patients and their families or significant others.   Protects patient’ rights.

  3. Performs and descriptively documents screening findings that reflects the principal reasons for seeking treatment.

  4. Conducts in-person Screenings and communicates with psychiatrist for appropriate levels of care. Collaborates directly with Program nursing staff, Psychiatrist(s) and Medical Director(s) on the determination of disposition and if admission to the program or to an alternative treatment setting is needed.

  5. Must be able to clearly and effective communicate a person’s needs to in-house and on-call physicians so that accurate level of care determinations can be made.

  6. Collaborates and communicates effectively with all members of the health care team. Maintains awareness of verbal/nonverbal communication in interactions with staff, other departments, physicians, patients and families.

  7. Coordinates and secures third-party authorization for admission to the program when needed.  

  8. Records and maintains proper documentation of patient observations, collateral source information and disposition outcomes on screening form.

  9. Assures all applicable program policies and procedures governing intake processes, communication and coordination of program admissions are followed and all actions are in compliance with such.

  10. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective screenings and awareness of alternate treatment options and services appropriate to all patient populations.

  11. In conjunction with the Director of Admissions and Director of Business Development, conducts an assessment of the marketplace and identifies opportunities for potential referral sources to the program.

  12. Participates in department performance improvement activities to improve patient care, Intake processes. Conducts Screenings of the intake system across all shifts with a focus on timely disposition planning. Assists in data collection as directed.

  13. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of new policies and procedures, best practices, changes in practice and initiatives.

  14. Obtains this knowledge through staff meeting attendance, required hospital education, literature review and discussion with department leadership and colleagues.

  15. Demonstrates professional growth by maintaining awareness of changes in intake protocols and evidence-based best practices.

  16. Coordinates work to achieve maximum productivity. Able to multitask and prioritize workload.

  17. Conducts all activities expected of their position with proper consideration and responsibility towards clinical compliance and appropriate fiscal stewardship.

  18. Must be able to clearly identify and articulate all Services that Greenleaf has to offer to prospective clients and referral sources. Must be able to demonstrate pleasant mannerism while communicating with prospective clients and referral sources even in times of high admissions and high stress.

  19. Must be willing to effectively communicate and tactfully communicate with all areas and departments of Greenleaf regardless of the situation, and often in times of high stress.

  20. Follow Greenleaf Time and Attendance policy. Acknowledges that scheduled work hours may vary as based on trends associated with referrals.

  21. Performs all other duties as assigned.

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