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Behavioral Health Access Coordinator (Full Time)

Company: UnityPoint Health
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

Overview:Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patients for treatment on the behavioral health units. Responsible for the delivery of patient care through a multidisciplinary approach. Serves patients of all ages in need of a psychiatric evaluation to determine best treatment modality to meet the patients needs. Collaborates with the ED and psychiatric providers to develop the treatment plan, whether the patient needs will be met through outpatient services or admission to an inpatient setting. St Lukes C.A.R.E. delivery model reflects a commitment to compassionate, competent care delivered by the interdisciplinary team. Care is provided through a therapeutic relationship with the patient and family. A spirit of inquiry is encouraged and supported. Small tests of change and more formal research efforts are used when the evidence is not clear. Evidence-driven protocols are utilized to assure reliable and consistent care. Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits Our competitive program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage youre in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment Were committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development We believe equipping you with support and is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement Be an essential part of our core purposeto improve the health of the people and communities we serve. Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at .Responsibilities:Key Accountability
    • Maintains assessment skills including completion of the comprehensive evaluation of the mental status patients mood, affect, thought content and psychosocial issues.Key Accountability
      • Maintains critical thinking and multitasking skills to prioritize patient placement through assessments of patients in the ED or in other non-BH areas of the hospital, and clinical information obtained on patients located in other facilities for potential admission.Key Accountability
        • Maintains competence in performing procedures involved with the management of violent or potentially violent patients. Complies with policies for restraint and seclusion per service guidelines.Qualifications:
          • Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English
          • Bachelors in Social Work or Psychology
          • Two years experience working in the psychology field with adults and/or children.
          • Understands levels of care, discharge planning, assessment of psychiatric patients and crisis intervention.
          • Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Keywords: UnityPoint Health, Cedar Rapids , Behavioral Health Access Coordinator (Full Time), Healthcare , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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