IC Admissions Counselor

  • Bryan Health
  • Lincoln, NE, USA
  • May 01, 2024
Full time Other Behavioral Health Positions

Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY:

 

The IC Admissions Counselor is responsible for all aspects of preadmission activities including evaluations, insurance preauthorization, distribution of preadmission information and scheduling.  Utilizes counseling and therapeutic techniques in interactions with clients and family to determine eligibility and appropriateness for treatment.  Provides the Independence Center team with preadmission information and communicates with Utilization Review to enhance continuity of care.  Coordinates admission services between levels of care.

 

PRINCIPAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

1.       Commits to the mission, vision, beliefs and consistently demonstrates our core values.

2.      Maintains contact with prospective clients seeking treatment at the Independence Center; acts as the primary gatekeeper for admissions to the Independence Center.

3.       Provides counseling services for both group therapy and lecture series as part of the Independence Center inter-disciplinary team approach.

4.      Reviews forwarded evaluations from referral sources and/or schedules clients for evaluation to determine and assign level of care needs; identifies client needs that cannot be met by the Independence Center and assists client in utilizing community resources available.

5.       Schedules and screens emergent referrals to the Independence Center either from external or internal sources.

6.      Arranges for payer verification and approval of recommended treatment service; obtains third party payer benefit information and performs initial pre-authorizations.

7.       Maintains communication with the client, family, referral sources, and payer source in reference to financial arrangements, treatment recommendations and follow-up services.

8.      Schedules admissions and notifies appropriate Independence Center clinical team of admission plans, client's presenting problem, and recommendation for treatment services.

9.      Oversees or completes admission/intake documentation; initiates needed documentation to open medical record for each admission.

10.   Oversees orientation of client and family to the Independence Center services; obtains needed signatures on rights, rules, and obligations.

11.   Maintains open and consistent communication with Medical Center's Quality Management Review representative, verifying personnel in Patient Financial Services, Patient Registrars and the Independence Center clinical team regarding appropriate treatment planning.

12.   Schedules and leads on-site meetings with referral source agencies in order to enhance knowledge of Independence Center services and referral process.

13.   Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with clients and/or families and significant others who are experiencing a variety of complex substance abuse problems.

14.   Ensures completeness and timeliness in clinical record keeping.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

 

Bachelor's degree in health or behavioral health related field required.  Licensure as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) or a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP) with active plans to become a LADC required.  Minimum of two (2) years experience in chemical dependency counseling required.  Nursing education background preferred.

 

If prior or current history of alcohol and drug dependency, must provide evidence of sobriety for a minimum of 12 months prior to employment.

 

 

OTHER CREDENTIALS / CERTIFICATIONS:

 

None

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in health or behavioral health related field required.  Licensure as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) or a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP) with active plans to become a LADC required.  Minimum of two (2) years experience in chemical dependency counseling required.  Nursing education background preferred.

 

If prior or current history of alcohol and drug dependency, must provide evidence of sobriety for a minimum of 12 months prior to employment.

 

Loan Forgiveness?

Yes