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Intake Counselor - PRN Weekends

Rio Vista Behavioral Health El Paso Full-Time
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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Facilitate intake, admission and utilization review process for incoming patients.

Perform insurance benefit verifications, disseminating the information gathered to patient, their families and appropriate internal staff.

Provide accurate and ongoing assessment of patient’s status in the admission and utilization process.

Respond to inquiries about the facility within facility policy timeframes.

Schedule/complete pre-admission assessments and communicate recommendations to patient or their family.

Collaborate with other facility medical and psychiatric personnel to ensure appropriate recommendations and admissions.

Provide accurate and ongoing assessment of patient’s status in the admissions, intake and utilization process.

Provide education to patient and their family throughout stay.

Perform ongoing assessments of physical/function, emotional, social, spiritual and financial needs patients and implements crisis intervention and referral.

Provide education regarding healthcare and social resource systems to empower patient and their family to access resources independently.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

Master's degree in a Therapeutic Counseling, Behavioral Science, Social Work or related field. In some states, may also be a registered nurse, in which case, an associate's or bachelor's degree in nursing is required. Three plus years of mental/behavioral health experience working with individuals in a clinical or observational capacity, preferably within the area of specialty for the facility. Experience in the managed care pre-certification process, level of care assessments and utilization.

LICENSES/DESIGNATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:

Current licensure, as required for the area of clinical specialty, i.e., current RN license, CAC or other clinical counseling or therapy license, as designated by the state in which the facility operates.

First Aid, CPR, de-escalation and restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).

 

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Rio Vista Behavioral Health is home to a comprehensive suite of supports for individuals who are struggling with mental illness and/or substance abuse concerns. We are pleased to provide an individualized treatment experience in a tranquil, supportive setting for each man, woman, and child who heals with us.

At Rio Vista, our acute psychiatric services are designed to meet the unique stabilization and treatment needs of every patient. Some patients who are struggling with chemical dependence can also benefit from accessing our detoxification, or detox, program before progressing to other levels of care. Our treatment approach is founded on the belief that stabilization and ridding the mind and body of harmful substances are critical first steps on the journey to recovery.

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