We are seeking an Assessment and Referral Therapist who is responsible for responding effectively to requests for information on a wide range of human service needs. The position is responsible for direct contact with potential clients, patients, residents, referral sources, physicians, clinical treatment team members and case managers. The position is expected to make an accurate assessment of inquirers' problems and needs, identify resources to meet their needs, make the appropriate referrals and provide advocacy when required.
The primary responsibilities of this position include:
Handling assessment calls from families and referral sources.
Being aware of resources in the area and other communities.
Knowing the programs and details of the services available within our systems.
Explaining the assessment process and admission.
Identifying the clinical need of the client.
Responsible for information referral.
Completing patient admission process in a timely matter.
Understanding the legal admission forms.
Informing the patient of his/her rights based on their development age.
Preparing admission and consent forms.
Securing authorization for payment for initial services and the performance of third party pre-certification process.
Entering data into the MS4 system in a timely matter.
Maintaining a current knowledge of the State of Illinois Mental Health Code.
Scheduling admissions and emergency assessments in a timely matter.
Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center is a Joint Commission approved and state licensed facility for 88 beds, which includes pediatric units, adolescent girls, adolescent boys, and MISA (Mental Illness Substance Abuse) unit. We are committed to providing youth with compassionate treatment that encourages self-responsibility and personal growth. Lincoln Prairie provides treatment to children and adolescents (ages 3-17) that present with a broad range of psychiatric and behavioral disorders. Lincoln Prairie offers an array of outpatient programs. We provide educational programs, enhanced Occupational Therapy services, Recreational Therapy, Art and Music Therapy,while utilizing a holistic treatment approach.
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the Nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.