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Access Clinician

Agency Name: Region 10 PIHP

Agency Contact: Robin Kalbfleisch

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • County: St. Clair
  • Salary Range: $52,700 per Year
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  • Please include your resume when applying.

Essential Functions:
An employee at this level is required to perform some or all of the following duties, which do not include all tasks to be performed:
• Conduct initial screenings and appropriate referrals based on established clinical protocols and medical necessity criteria
• Conduct diagnostic evaluations
• Conduct utilization review of case records of mental health and substance use providers
• Conduct triage calls with hospitals or Crisis on call worker when potential inpatient care or alternative care is needed
• Conduct and determine length of initial authorization for inpatient psychiatric stays based on clinical protocol and eligibility criteria
• Conduct screening/continued stay review of treatment at hospitals and crisis residential based on clinical eligibility criteria
• Conduct discharge screenings to assure continuity of care and if appropriate referral to an Outpatient Program
• Complete face-to-face screenings with potential Methadone applicants
• Provide crisis intervention as needed
• Participation after hours, 24/7 Access on-call rotation
• Provide education on issues of mental health and substance use disorders to service recipients, families, and other staff
• Coordinate activities with other agencies and assist utilization of these resources by service recipients
• Maintain regular required documentation
• Maintain confidentiality

Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree in Social Work or related Human Service Field
• Demonstrated ability to utilize ASAM and DSM 5
• Substance Use Training and Experience
• Demonstrated knowledge of Mental Health treatment procedures applicable to public mental health populations
• Demonstrated knowledge of current and best practices within behavioral health services
• Demonstration of proficiency and experience working on an Electronic Health Record System.
• One to two years’ experience with behavioral health service recipients
• Must qualify as QMHP, QMRP, or QCMHP
• Valid State of Michigan Driver’s License
• Must have access to transportation
• Ability to exercise some flexibility in problem solving, when expected results are clear and generally set by others, provided certain outcomes are avoided
• Ingenuity is required to adapt, alter, or improvise alternatives when unexpected situations occur
• Ability to exercise discretion and some flexibility in selecting an optimal solution from established alternatives to obtain the desired outcome
• Ability to use or exert influence in a work process
• Ability to be a “work leader” (of a person or function), or advise others
• Ability to provide, exchange, or explain information which conveys an opinion or evaluation of the facts or analyses
• Ability to deal with minor conflicts tactfully
• Must have access to transportation

Preferred Qualifications:
• Three to five years’ experience in public behavioral health
• Experience working at a call center

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