Stormont-Vail Healthcare Admissions Coordinator in Topeka, Kansas

Summary :

The focus of the Admissions Coordinator (Lead) is to act as liaison between the staff, physician and management to improve and maintain a quality admissions process. Management skills needed are those to, plan, organize, motivate and oversee the activities of the Admissions staff to ensure effective and timely placement of patients..

Critical team member whose major goal is to increase patient access to behavioral health services. Works to simplify the admission process through adult, child, and senior diagnostic units as needs determine. Educates and places patients in Inpatient, Partial and Outpatient programs as appropriate. Works in conjunction with Physicians, Charge Nurses, Inpatient and Outpatient Behavioral Health Directors, Patient Placement Coordinators, Case Managers and unit staff to develop an organized and structured admission process.

The position’s primary role is to assess the appropriateness for admission in conjunction with clinical criteria, and to facilitate behavioral health admissions. The role requires that the Intake Coordinator have expertise in psychiatric assessment of children, adolescent, adult, and geriatric individuals. The Intake Coordinator should possess excellent communication skills, as the role will require ongoing communication with both internal and external customers, referral sources and client systems. Positive problem solving under acute circumstances is essential.

BSN or Master's Degree in psychology, marriage and family therapy or social work required along with current Kansas licensure commensurate with degree; minimum of three years applicable psychiatric experience; must demonstrate knowledge and ability in completing psychiatric assessments for other populations.