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Assessment & Referral Specialist

SCL Health System Denver, CO

Job Description

Assessment & Referral Specialist-18004614 

Weekend hours- Saturdays and Sundays

Some Evening hours 

Performs comprehensive psychiatric and chemical dependency evaluations for patients at St Joseph Hospital. Thoroughly completes a Behavioral Health Assessment, obtains collateral information when necessary, and develops diagnoses, risk assessment, and treatment plan recommendations. Provides appropriate recommendations for outpatient treatment or admission to inpatient services.  Works closely with the patient, BH team,  physicians, and inpatient units in planning and organizing admissions.  Ensures/coordinates the business management of providing patient care services, including verifying patient demographics, identifying ability to pay for services, verifying insurance benefits, and pre-certifying services.  Is knowledgeable of and adheres to SCL Health policies and procedures and all pertinent state and federal regulatory standards (e.g. JCAHO, HCFA, EMTALA, ADAD, HIPAA).         

Minimum Education/Experience:

Masters level or equivalent in nursing, social work, psychology, counseling, or other human services field, with 3 years experience in psychiatric and chemical dependency assessments 

Preferred Experience:

1 year emergency assessment experience

Required Certifications/Licensure:

Current professional license to practice in Colorado, as a PsyD, PhD, EdPsy, RN, LAC, LMFT, LPC, or LCSW

Mandatory Crisis Management Training within one year of hire

BLS certification from American Heart Association



: Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO

Primary Location

: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Denver
Department: SJD-Behavioral Health


: Full-time


: Variable Shift

Job Posting

: Jun 6, 2018, 1:08:17 PM
FTE: 1.0

 Quality, Safety, and Risk Management


: Carrie Rose

Job Details

Date Posted June 7, 2018
Date Closes July 7, 2018
Requisition 18004614
Located In Denver, CO
SOC Category 00-0000.00