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Assessment Specialist I - Naperville, IL - Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Company: Edward Hospital
Location: Naperville
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Assessment Specialist I - Naperville, ILThis position assesses the clinical needs of customers seeking behavioral health services and provides treatment referrals which are consistent with the customer's medical and psychiatric status/symptoms.
Responsible for conducting comprehensive clinical assessments for patients seeking treatment at LOH, Edward Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital.

  • Appropriately assesses their clinical needs.-- Obtains initial diagnostic impression and confirmation during the disposition process with the physician or designee.
  • Assesses patients including vital signs, weight, blood alcohol and calibration of BMI for specific population.
  • Reviews previous documentation prior to assessment process and "case formulation".
  • Provides treatment referrals which are consistent with the customer's medical and psychiatric status and symptoms.
  • Identifies potential/actual problems that may adversely affect the patient and/or department.-- Reports situations immediately.

    • Oversees follow up with referral sources as appropriate.
    • Obtains collateral with families and support systems through face-to-face interviews and/or phone calls.

      Completes and acts as a resource to hospital staff on admission paperwork and patient rights.
      Demonstrates comprehensive understanding of hospital admission policies, including but not limited to EMTALA, Illinois Mental Health Code and Confidentiality Act and HIPAA.
      --Demonstrates understating of Behavioral Health Reimbursement systems, including managed care contracts, utilization management processes, Medicare and Medicaid.

      • Obtains pre-certification with insurance companies when necessary.
      • Documents precert information in Epic system and appropriately hands off to UM Dept.
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        --------------------------------------------------------Facilitates bed management planning and coordination with nursing supervisors.-- Collaborates with nursing supervisor regarding admissions and discharges.
        Functions as backup for the Psych Liaison and Care Coordinator when needed.

      • Required Education, Skills and/or Experience:

        • Master's Degree or a higher in a behavioral health field
        • A high level of communication skills is required in order interact effectively with others in very difficult situations
        • Knowledge of DSM5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) diagnostic criteria, ICD10 and interqual standards
        • A minimum of one year of previous assessment experience

        • Preferred Education, Skills and/or Experience:

          • Minimum of two years of experience in crisis/emergency services, behavioral health setting
          • Knowledge of patient rights and law pertaining to mental health

          • Required License/Certificate:

            • Current State of Illinois e.g. Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Licensed Professional Counselor)
            • LPC, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Profession Counselor (LCPC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
            • Current State of Illinois driver's license required if the incumbent is selected to perform related duties at an alternate location. If the incumbent uses their personal vehicle, the incumbent must maintain automobile liability coverage as required by law and evidence of such coverage may be requested.
            • CPI certification is required within 90 days of employment
            • Current CPR Certification issued by either American Heart Association or Red Cross within 90 days of employment

              Benefits offered by Edward-Elmhurst Health include:

              • Public Service Loan Forgiveness program
              • Medical, dental, and vision
              • 401K
              • Tuition reimbursement
              • Paid time off
              • Discounted Fitness center membership
                Plus many other Employee Perks

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