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JOB SUMMARY:The Intake Coordinator in Behavioral Medicine is responsible for interviewing patients or their representation to obtain needed clinical, Financial and demographic information. The Intake Coordinator must have knowledge of psychiatric illness and dual diagnosis illness. Prepares paperwork for the medical charts and billing folders. Handles involuntary commitment duties to ensure admission is carried out properly and that all paperwork is signed in preparation for court mandated deadlines.SCOPE OF CARE:A mental health treatment team delivers care and service consistent with professional standards of practice, licensure laws, and regulations. The treatment team works together to restore, improve and maintain the patient's assessed level of psychiatric functioning while minimizing symptoms, exacerbation of chronic illnesses, impairments, and disabilities by utilizing an individualized treatment plan. There are 93 beds available. 12 beds are designated for Women's Behavioral Unit for professional women with mood disorders.Hours of operation:24 hours a day, 365 days a year.MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:WORK EXPERIENCE:- At least 3 years experience in hospital psychiatric environment.- 3 years experience as an intake coordinator or mental health technician.LICENSE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION:Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider and CPI certification required.EDUCATION & TRAINING:Bachelor's Degree in Social Work preferred.SKILLS:- Technical, critical thinking skills, and interpersonal skills relevant to Behavioral Medicine in order to effectively communicate with physicians, team members, patients and families.- Ability to prioritize work with minimal supervision, in order to independently carry out the duties of the position.- Able to communicate effectively, in English, both verbally and in writing.- Additional languages preferred.- Basic computer knowledge, including Excel.EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER MINORITIES / WOMEN / VETERANS / DISABLED

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