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Admissions Master Level Therapist - Brighton Center for Recovery (Full-tiime)

We Are Hiring

Admissions Therapist-Master - Chemical Dependency 001 - Full-Time,Day - Ascension Brighton Center for Recover-34003 - Brighton,MI

Masters in counselor, SW or Psychology. LLPC, LPC, LLMSW, LMSW, LP.  CAADC or willing to complete a development plan upon hire

This is a collective bargaining agreement union position.

Shift will vary. Including weekends.

Why Join Ascension?

In Michigan, Ascension operates 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ over 20,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension Michigan is working together to help bring patients more resources and better care. Ascension Michigan is also committed to its community; it provided over $272 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in FY2018. Ascension Michigan is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

 

What You Will Do

As an associate with Ascension-MI, you will have the opportunity to interview and assess potential patients, relative to medical, psychiatric/psychological and clinical issues in order to determine appropriate level of care.

Responsibilities:

  • Assess medical, psychiatric/psychological and clinical information received from client using independent judgment to establish a chemical dependency diagnosis and possible co-occurring psychiatric diagnosis utilizing DSMIV criteria and ASAM criteria.
  • Assign potential clients to the appropriate level of care within the Brighton Hospital continuum of care programs based on DSM-IV-TR and ASAM criteria.
  • Complete all pre-certifications for the admission to the assigned level of care of the potential client with the managed health care representative.
  • Document authorization of treatment in the appropriate manner and disseminate to the appropriate departments, such as, but not limited to, medical, nursing, counseling, business office, and case management.
  • Conduct thorough bio-psychosocial assessments for all levels of the continuum of care at Brighton and other satellite locations via electronic tools.
  • Conduct assessments providing necessary data to receive reimbursement for such services from managed health care plans and other insurance plan administrators.
  • Provide backup functions to other admission staff employees, to the family assessment process, and to Counselors, etc. (vitals/breathalyzer).
  • Use effective, clear communication to inform clearance (or non-clearance) of pre-authorization information obtained from managed health care to the potential client and other staff members as needed.
  • Demonstrate behaviors consistent with organizational ethics, values, mission and goals.
  • Provide education, comfort, solace and support to potential patients.
  • Maintain professional certification/licensure.
  • Complete documentation in a timely manner consistent with all policies and procedures.
  • Assist potential patient with means of transportation where necessary.
  • Respond to the needs of patients, co-workers and all other interested parties in a timely manner.
  • Supply the continuous quality improvement, quality assurance and outcome study representatives with reports obtained from quality documentation and record keeping within the admissions department.
  • Conduct facility tours as assigned.
  • Participate in departmental and organizational in-service training programs and staff meetings.
  • Maintain a current level of knowledge regarding the field.
  • Come to work as scheduled and consistently demonstrates dependability and punctuality.
  • Demonstrate behaviors that promote positive customer relations with staff, patients, and visitors.
  • Conduct peer reviews as required of other Admissions Counselors and review of Admissions Intake employees.
  • Train and orient new employees as assigned.
  • Follow Patients Rights policies at all times.
  • Accept assigned duties in a cooperative manner.
  • Follow policies and procedures for infection control and facility safety in accordance with regulatory guidelines.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Demonstrate behaviors that promote positive customer relations with staff, patients, and visitors.
  • Conduct peer reviews as required of other Admissions Counselors and review of Admissions Intake employees.
  • Train and orient new employees as assigned.
  • Follow Patients Rights policies at all times.
  • Accept assigned duties in a cooperative manner.
  • Follow policies and procedures for infection control and facility safety in accordance with regulatory guidelines.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Specifice Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Knowledge of chemical dependency 12-Step philosophy.
  • Proficient in medical terminology and ASAM criteria.
  • Working knowledge/experience of managed health care, admission pre-certification experience, and other insurance or fee for service programs.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and diagnosis of medical, psychiatric/psychological, and clinical terminology, which would pertain to the assessment and review process by other departments.
  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment based on education, certification and licensure to analyze information obtained from potential clients or third-party administrators.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding atmosphere.
  • Demonstrated ability to foresee a possible crisis management situation and to use independent judgment to act in relation thereto.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills consistent with Mission and Values.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively with physicians, other PHMC associates, patients and families.Knowledgeable of computer systems.

What You Will Need

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:
  • Required Credential(s):
    • Basic Life Support Provider certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) required within 120 days of hire/transfer date. Licensure/certification monitored by health ministry Central Credentialing Office.
    • Must be certified or obtain CPI certification within 120 days of employment and maintain current certification thereafter required. Licensure/certification monitored by health ministry Central Credentialing Office.
    • Limited or fully Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Master Level Social Worker (LMSW) required. If LLPC or LLMSW, must become fully licensed within two years of hire/transfer date. License/certification monitored by health ministry Central Credentialing Office.
Education:
  • Master's Level Degree 
    • Masters degree Social Work or Psychology required
Work Experience:
  • Experience with performing chemical dependency assessments and therapeutic interventions required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension Michigan is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. If you require assistance or an accommodation to complete this application, please let us know.
 
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Reasonable Accommodation
Ascension Michigan provides reasonable accommodation so that qualified applicants with a disability may participate in the selection process. Please advise us of any accommodations you request in order to express interest in a position by e-mailing: reasonableaccommodations@stjohn.org. Please state your request for assistance in your message. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a specific position within Ascension Michigan will be reviewed at the e-mail address supplied.
Thank you for considering a career with Ascension Michigan.
 
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Job ID: 357087
Category: Behavioral Health
Facility: MIDET AscenBrightonCtrRecovery
Ministry: Ascension SE Michigan, MI
Location: Brighton, MI

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