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Admissions Counselor-PT-Day

Company: Belmont Behavioral Hospital
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Job Description:

Belmont Behavioral Hospital is a premiere provider of comprehensive treatment for mental health conditions and substance abuse problems. Having been in operation for over 75 years as one of the most prominent providers of behavioral healthcare treatment services, Belmont is proud to offer high quality and specialized programming options for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults who are suffering from psychiatric concerns and chemical dependency.Belmont Behavioral Hospital is looking for qualified candidates for an part-time Admission Counselor position, in our Access Center. The Admission Counselor is the primary facilitator for all admissions being presented to Belmont. The Admission Counselor is responsible for gathering and assessing (within the context of Belmont admission criteria) patient clinical information for the purpose of making appropriate admission decisions. The Admission Counselor routinely interfaces with external referral sources, patients, insurance companies and internal staff to facilitate the successful admission of the patient into Belmont. This process includes frequently gathering clinical information on complex medical cases to review with the psychiatrist to make appropriate clinical decisions. Frequently the Admission Counselor is called upon to give an in depth clinical presentation to the insurance company in order to obtain authorization for the inpatient stay. This position also includes the use of excellent customer service skills, in very challenging situations, to build very good relationships with both external and internal customers. The ability to build excellent relationships with all customers is key to this position.The Admission Counselor is also responsible for the gathering of clinical information from patients, family members and other referral sources for the purpose of linking patients with appropriate outpatient services throughout Belmont Behavioral Health. They are responsible for knowing what services are available and what the criteria are for entry into those programs. Other significant functions include: 1) Oversee management of the hospital bed board.2) Responsible for physician assignment of all patients being admitted to Belmont.3) Assist patient in completion of all admission paperwork.4) Registration of all Admissions.5) Outpatient Centralized Scheduling.Qualified candidates will have a Master's degree in a Therapeutic Counseling, Behavioral Science, Social Work or related field. In some states, may also be a registered nurse, in which case, an associate's or bachelor's degree in nursing is required.

  • Three plus years of mental/behavioral health experience working with individuals in a clinical or observational capacity, preferably within the area of specialty for the facility.
  • Experience in the managed care pre-certification process, level of care assessments and utilization.Day Shift: 7:00am to 7:00pm (12hrs) every other week and every other weekend required.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Belmont Behavioral Hospital, Philadelphia , Admissions Counselor-PT-Day, Other , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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