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Banner Health
About Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
At Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, innovative technology and compassionate caring create a unique healing environment. Within our nonprofit, 563-bed acute-care hospital, we offer an array of vital adult and pediatric services to more than 200,000 residents each year, including cardiology, surgery services, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, NICU, neurosurgery and comprehensive women and infants services. We are recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of Phoenix's Best Hospitals, are certified as a Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center and feature a 35-bed Level III NICU that provides for babies of high-risk pregnancies and those born prematurely. In addition, the completion of our new patient care tower adds 188 beds to our facilities as we continue to serve as a major referral center for the northwest Phoenix area. From our robotic surgery and iCARE intensive care technology to our recently enhanced emergency department, we're committed to putting the most sophisticated clinical tools in the hands of the most dedicated healthcare professionals. If you would like to contribute to truly leading edge caring, we invite you to bring your experience and skills to Banner Thunderbird.
About Banner Health
Banner Health is a comprehensive, award-winning health system that includes 23 hospitals in seven western states (twelve in Arizona), primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and much more. Throughout our system, skilled, compassionate professionals use the latest technology to change the way care is provided. We offer a choice of nursing career paths where you can leverage your abilities to make a real difference for your patients - and real change in the health care industry!
This position assesses and coordinates behavioral health care to ensure the most appropriate level of care in accordance with all state and federal regulations as well as company policies and procedures. This position provides crisis assessment and support to patients and family members who are experiencing serious psychological or psychoactive substance abuse disorders. This position communicates effectively with multidisciplinary teams within organization and outside agencies.
Essential Functions
Performs emergent/non-emergent behavioral health assessment of mental health and psychoactive substance abuse patients. Makes recommendations regarding patient's level of care needs and resources. Coordinates inpatient and outpatient admissions or alternate level of care facilities. Provides crisis stabilization therapy or intervention therapy skills during critically changing behavioral situations. Coordination with the patient's family, attending physician, or other hospitals and agencies may be required.
Conducts assessments in collaboration with other healthcare professionals as necessary to develop clinically safe patient dispositions according to state regulations.
Documents complete, accurate and timely in the medical record. Depending on assignment, incumbents with a current RN License may take Doctor''s orders.
Conducts initial utilization review by obtaining treatment authorizations as appropriate with representatives of managed care or other necessary agencies/individuals. Documents accurately and coordinates with patient financial services and payers regarding treatment authorized.
Identifies the full spectrum of mental health disorders as listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and is knowledgeable of all state and federal protocols that pertain to the treatment/transfer of psychiatric patients.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.
Responds within hospital bylaws to requests for assessment and consultations within organization. Provides emergency interventions and makes disposition recommendations to medical staff.
May be accountable for external patient placement, advocacy assistance and support to patients and families. Collaborates with all memebers of the healthcare team to develop, manage and communicate discharge plans.
Minimum Qualifications
Must possess a strong knowledge of counseling, psychotherapy or clinical social work as normally obtained through the completion of a master's degree or other health care related field.
Requires BLS.
Requires a proficiency level typically achieved with 2 years clinical experience. As required by state law, a licensure or acquired licensure within 6 months of assuming position in at least one of the following categories: social work, professional counseling or marriage and family (certification requires two years post graduate experience in a mental health setting or equivalent combination of education and documented supervised clinical experience). Requires extensive knowledge in the areas of psychotherapy, counseling or clinical social work. Must have a working knowledge of hospital operations, medical/nursing staff procedures, hospital and community resources. Excellent organizational, human relations, and communication skills are required to maintain good rapport and effective working relationships with internal and external customers. Banner Registry and Travel positions require a minimum of one year experience in an acute care hospital setting. Experience must include working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as a Crisis & Intake Therapist in the specialty area.
Preferred Qualifications
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Date: 2014-03-21
Country: US
State: AZ
City: Glendale
Postal Code: 85306
Category: CNA''s/ MA''s/Techs/Phleb/CLA''s - Positions
Job Type: PerDiem-CA
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