Adventist Health System Clinical Coordinator Behavioral Health Relief Weekends in Shawnee, Kansas


Work Hours/Shifts

Shawnee Mission Health

SMH has provided faith-based, whole person care to the Kansas City community since 1962. SMH is more than just a hospital campus. We’re a network of health care facilities working to exceed expectations by delivering quality care with compassion and supporting an exceptional staff of more than 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties.

Our mission of Improving Health Through Christian Service is achieved each and every day through the dedication and commitment of our associates, physicians and volunteers. We strive to be a regional beacon of wellness, hope and healing attracting customers seeking unsurpassed clinical quality and compassionate care for the whole person, following the example of Christ's healing ministry.

The largest health care provider in Johnson County, Kansas, the SMH network includes SMMC and SMH - Prairie Star and will soon include SMH - Blue Valley, a third major health care facility. Our 54-acre campus at SMMC is comprised of the main hospital, a community health education building, six physician office buildings and an associate child care center. The Emergency Department at SMMC is the busiest in Johnson County. We deliver more babies each year at the Shawnee Mission Birth Center than any other hospital in the metropolitan area and our Center for Women’s Health is nationally recognized. We have seven Shawnee Mission Primary Care locations with more than 30 Board-certified doctors who specialize in family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics as well as Centra Care Shawnee Mission Urgent Care locations.


You will be responsible for:

  • Assesses presenting problem, formulate clinical impressions and complete Psychosocial History. The Psychosocial History will incorporate population specific details.

  • Demonstrates ability to synthesize assessment information into an Integrated Summary.

  • Prioritizes clinical problems, formulate treatment goals and facilitate construction of treatment plan, updating based on continuous evaluation and assessment of progress.

  • Formulates discharge plan in collaboration with the multidisciplinary treatment team, the patient and the family. Assures outpatient appointments are scheduled within 7 days of inpatient discharge.

  • Manages crisis situations as needed, demonstrating ability to quickly appraise crisis situation and select appropriate intervention.

  • Plan and conduct individual, group and family therapy with each patient and/or family.

  • Selects appropriate interventions, coordinate implementation with treatment team and evaluate effectiveness.

  • Identify and intervene for suspected abuse, including sensitivity to age specific concerns.

  • Document in accordance with hospital, JCAHO and CMS Standards.

  • Consult on clinical issues with physician, treatment team, director and other department personnel.

  • Functions as liaison between patient, hospital and community agencies.

  • Effectively provides clinical information and documentation to managed care organizations during precertification and/or concurrent reviews, advocating for the patient based on clinical presentation.

  • Demonstrates ability to use electronic medical record to document all aspects of patient’s treatment.

  • Actively participates in Clinical Coordinator meetings.

  • Coordinates hiring and selection process in collaboration with Director. This includes conducting interviews, evaluating and rating areas of competency.

  • Assists in orientation of new team members.

  • Coordinates the continuum of care of patients between Behavioral Health Programs.

  • Demonstrates ability to implement AIDET effectively, incorporating the 5 Fundamentals of Patient Communication during all interactions.

  • Demonstrates “straight talk” and effective communication skills. Behavioral Health Assessment Center

  • Provides clinical assessments for psychiatric and/or substance use issues through scheduled assessments in the Assessment Center, Emergency Department assessments, and consultations to medical floors (as directed by physician order).

  • Recommends and provides appropriate referral(s) based on information obtained during assessment process.

  • Demonstrates competence in the area of risk assessment and detailed documentation supporting recommendation.

  • Demonstrates ability to use electronic medical record to document all aspects of patient’s treatment.

  • Assists in orientation of new team members.

  • Consult on clinical issues with physician, treatment team, director and other department personnel.

  • Demonstrates ability to use electronic medical record to document all aspects of patient’s treatment.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of EMTALA guidelines and acts in accordance with standards.

  • Initiates call to Managed Care organizations, provides clinical review and obtains pre-certification information.

  • Collects health benefit information and communicates to Behavioral Health Departments, coordinating information with the ongoing treatment plan.

  • Attends inservice programs of continuing education and reviews current literature as a means to evaluate and enhance current treatment practices.

  • Adheres to the standard of providing health care information to patients and their families in a calm and courteous fashion.

  • Demonstrates professional demeanor at all times, even when faced with hostile or aggressive behavior.

What will you need?

  • Master’s Degree

  • 1 to 2 Years of Position-Related Experience

  • Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board License

  • Addiction License Preferred

  • Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) training within 90 days of employment

  • Experience working with a variety of psychiatric and addiction disorders, patient populations, and levels of acuity

  • Experience working with a continuum of care including inpatient and intensive outpatient programs

  • Experience working with a multi-disciplinary team

  • Experience with community resources

  • Experience providing individual, group and family therapy

  • Experience with assessment, treatment planning, documentation, and discharge planning

  • Experience with crisis intervention

  • Awareness of therapeutic boundaries and ability to monitor transference within the therapeutic relationship

  • Patient-centered approach with ability to connect with each patient

  • 2 to 5 Years of Position-Related Experience Preferred

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.