Outpatient Intake Clinician
Clinician conducts Intake Assessments for enrollment into program services provided in Massachusetts, North Carolina or Florida. Maintains compliance on medical necessity criteria for record policies and procedures via audits, collection demographic information and keeping the program in compliance. Provides service coordination of assigned cases, including engaging parents and patients in the programs, home visits, crisis management collateral contacts, and transition planning. Provides ongoing assessment every 90 days, assigned cases and participates in assessments and treatment planning, including the written reports of such assessments for enrollment into Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Substance Abuse and Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), In-Home Therapy Programs, Therapeutic Mentoring Programs, Adult Day Programs and Adult Foster Care programs.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
Intake assessment, treatment plans, CANS medical necessity admission criteria, and enrollment packets are complete for the patient to be enrolled in program services
- Must understand the medical necessity and be able to diagnose and assess patients participating in program services.
- Must be able to complete assessment, treatment plan, and progress note in accordance to a policy that meets the professional standards and timeframe and interdisciplinary and/or care review meetings for a plan of care
- Completes all documentation needed and develops clearly defined interventions and measurable goals and outcomes that are consistent by a policy that meets the professional standards,
- Conducts home visit to enrol patients into the program and for quality assurance compliance as needed.
- Collaboration with the Billing Department and obtain authorization for program services
- Refer to other programs services when needed internal and external
- Reviews all documentation for ongoing programs admission criteria and auditing
- Collaboration with care coordinator via collard contact (via phone, attendance at IEP meetings, hospital discharge meetings, Care Planning Team (CPT) meetings for youth enrolled in ICC services)
- Refers patients when needed to other programs Services for Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing, Medication Management, In-Home Therapy Program (IHT)/ Family Stabilization Team ( FST), Community Support Program (CSP), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA).
- Conducts review with managed care insurance to obtain authorization for services.
- Utilize comprehensive, home-based behavioral health assessment inclusive of the CANS, with fidelity regarding process notes, treatment plans and assessments and discharge plan
- Coaching in support of decision-making in both crisis and non-crisis situations
- Will be trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) treatment methods
- 24/7 phone response via phone
- Pass CORI & SORI
KEY SKILLS & BEHAVIOR:
- Ability to communicate effectively in a community-based environment
- Must be highly motivated and self-directed Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Must possess knowledge of child development; including physical, mental, emotional
- Must have Clinical and Psychiatric Expertise; must have Cultural and Linguistic Competence;
- Must be computer literate. The detail and organizational skills critical;
- Strong analytical skills and interpersonal skills willing to work directly with patients and clients
- Excellent time management and organizational skills
Location: Boston Region, Massachusetts
Job Type: Full-time
Age group: All ages
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AND EXPERIENCE:
This position requires a Masters in Mental Health related field. Must have over two years experience with adults, children, and families or with mentally ill populations, urban youth and crisis management, including training in family therapy, children play therapy Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) or Substance abuse and Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
Must be license eligible and preferred clinicians to have the following minimum qualifications & Education:
- Doctoral degree in psychology (Ph.D., PsyD, EdD) from an accredited college or university and certification as a Health Service Provider (HSP) by the Board of Registration of Psychology in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, North Carolina Psychology Board or Florida Board of Psychology
- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers (LICSW or LCSW)
- Master’s degree or higher in social work from an accredited college or university
- Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC)
- Master’s degree in the mental health field (including, but not restricted to, counseling, family therapy, psychology, etc.) from an accredited college or university
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT)
- Master’s degree in the mental health field (including, but not restricted to, counselling, family therapy, psychology, etc.) from an accredited college or university
- Candidate must be currently licensed or license eligible in either State of Massachusetts, North Carolina or Florida
- Must be Culturally and Linguistically competent, bilingual a plus; Haitian Creole, Portuguese Creole, Spanish, Cantonese, or Vietnamese.