Reporting to the Program Director the Admissions provides screening and
assessments, makes provisional diagnoses according to DSM-5/ICD 10 criteria,
provides level of care recommendations under ASAM and advocates for patients.
Admission Clinician conducts mobile assessments, outreach activities, and
participates in designated meetings, conferences and speaking engagements under
the direction of the Program Director.
Admission Clinician will be responsible for working with the clinical
team to obtain initial and ongoing authorizations for treatment services.
- Performs clinical
assessments for admissions to Phoenix House programs; performs assessments and
evaluations in keeping with Phoenix House policies and procedures.
- This includes, but is
not limited to interviewing prospective patients and relatives to obtain
necessary and pertinent personal and financial data to determine eligibility
and appropriateness of treatment and admission.
- Completes progress
notes, and documents provisional diagnosis and medical necessity for treatment
in client's Electronic Health Record and County systems, as applicable.
- Performs crisis
intervention sessions for families who are seeking treatment.
- Completes the admissions
process (which may include transportation) for assigned intakes with approval
by their authorized representatives.
- Creates the patient's
Electronic Health Record, as part of the admission process and responsible for
data management related to assigned county , in-network insurance provider,
and/or or private pay patient individual charts,
- Maintains and provides a
list of referrals for patients who do not meet the admissions criteria.
- Participates in both
daily admission meetings and bi-weekly individual supervision meetings with
- Communicate and
coordinate with Program Director regarding prospective intakes.
- Actively establishes and
maintains contacts and communications with various organizations and agencies
to increase referrals.
- Maintain all required
reporting functions and assure 100% completion of all admission paperwork as
required by the agency, county, and other regularly bodies
- Must possess an AMFT/ACSW/LPCC
and have an active BBS registered intern number working toward licensure.
- LMFT/LCSW, preferred
- Familiarity with LPHA, ASAM
and DMH documentation and billing, highly preferred.
- Must maintain a valid CA
Drivers' License, have proof of automobile insurance and maintain a safe
driving record based on Phoenix House policy
- Demonstrated commitment
and adherence to Phoenix House Mission and Values:
- I CARE - Integrity,
Collaboration Appreciation, Respect, Excellence, and Forward-Thinking.
- Ability and willingness
to report to work on time and ready for work on each scheduled day.
- Demonstrated ability,
willingness, and commitment to go out into the community to meet with referring
- Exceptional Customer
understanding of and commitment to the concepts of providing outstanding
- Ability to work in a
fast paced environment and to make decisions independently and communicate
effectively when dealing with patients, families, other staff members,
department heads, visitors, external agencies and community members
- Ability to effectively
communicate verbally and in writing with appropriate documentation skills to
complete reports, utilize data and communicate ideas constructively
- Ability to establish and
consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with patients of Phoenix House
- Crisis management,
conflict resolution and de-escalation skills.
- Must show aptitude for
working as part of a team
- Computer literate;
demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and web-based applications
- Demonstrated ability to
utilize an electronic clinical management system
- Demonstrated ability to
- Ability to assist with
patient intake and promoting client understanding of placement
- Strong diagnostic skills
- Ability to use problem
solving skills to determine best course of treatment for families.
- Capability to document
sessions and treatment with clients and / or family member
- Fitted to establish and
consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with client/patients of Phoenix
- Demonstrated strong verbal
and written communication skills
- Proficiency in MS Office
products, strong typing skills, and familiarity with EMR, including effective
data entry skills
- Ability to adhere to the
professional ethics and conduct of standards as established by professional
licensure, the policies of Phoenix House, and legal, funding and regulatory
(English/Spanish) highly preferred.
Job Location: Santa Ana, CA
Job ID: 91