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Intake Clinician

Company: Newport Healthcare
Location: Kirkland
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

About Us:
Newport Healthcare is a nationwide behavioral healthcare organization dedicated to transforming young lives through evidence-based care. To that end, we have assembled the best teen and young adult mental health treatment staff in the country, and we want you to join us. While our experts guide our clients to sustainable healing, our job is to support our valued staff members, and we do that through offering industry-competitive salaries, career growth and skills expansion, student loan repayment and tuition reimbursement, and a company commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, among other advantages. Be part of a team that's dedicated to providing compassionate care based in authentic connection, mutual respect, and unconditional loveand experience the rewards of making a difference in the lives of young people and their families each and every day. Empowering Lives. Restoring Families. Responsibilities:
The Intake Clinicians primary function is to facilitate all aspects of the onsite admissions and intake process, including, but not limited to, face-to-face clinical and risk assessments and acting as liaison between admissions, programming, client and/or parents/guardian. Depending upon admissions volume, the Intake Clinician may also be asked to support the clinical team by periodically facilitating groups or supporting the program team.
Essential Duties:

  • Provide up to date availability for the scheduling of virtual assessments and coordination of admissions.
  • Facilitate virtual assessments to assess appropriateness for level of care placement.
  • Conduct record reviews of clinical and medical screening questionnaires, IP treatment records, IEP academic records, referent-provided information, releases of information and custody paperwork, in the admission clearance process.
  • Document clinical clearance with level of care recommendation, risk level assignment, and provisional diagnoses.
  • Provide thorough rationale for denials of admissions, citing exclusionary criteria when appropriated.
  • Conduct face-to-face risk assessments as required upon admission and as needed, including the development of initial safety plan.
  • Assign safety risk level and elopement risk level, triaging risk with onsite program and clinical staff to ensure accommodations to manage risk in place prior to admission.
  • Consult with Clinical Director on all potential denials of admission and consult with other program Clinical Directors on clearance approvals/denials.
  • Consult with medical, psychiatry, or specialized services in the clearance process.
  • Provide parents with rationale denial of admission and referral recommendations, as needed.
  • Support other programs through participation in the VAIR scheduler to complete assessments for other programs.
  • Support programming and client treatment, based on availability, which may include individual or group therapy sessions, client activities, or crisis management.
  • Engage client/family early in the referral and admissions process and have the clinical acumen to meet client/family where they are at, create an authentic relationship, address emotions such as fear/anxiety, and work through resistance towards engagement. Qualifications:
    • Masters Degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or related field or enrollment in Doctorate program from an accredited or state approved graduate school required.
    • Licensed or ability to transfer license in Marriage Family Therapy, Counseling, Social Work, or Clinical Psychologist in the state in which services are provided required.
    • Experience with individual, family, and/or group therapy with young adults/adolescents required.
    • Experience with mental health, substance abuse, eating disorders, or trauma-informed treatment preferred. Newport Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Newport Healthcare provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Newport Healthcare is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. Applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process please email for assistance. For more information on Equal Opportunity, please click here Equal Employment Opportunity Posters

Keywords: Newport Healthcare, Kirkland , Intake Clinician, Other , Kirkland, Washington

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