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Psychiatric Assessment Specialist

Job Description


  • The Psychiatric Assessment Specialist is responsible for conducting psychiatric assessments on clients who require crisis evaluations to determine the appropriate level of care. 
  • Completes age-appropriate psychiatric assessments of clients; Provides referrals for those clients who are determined not needing hospitalization and notifies the appropriate persons or referral source of disposition; 
  • Completes required documentation, which includes but is not limited to the psychiatric assessment, timely, thoroughly, and legibly. 
  • Also holds a caseload of individuals considered to be part of the DMH Expanded Non-Medicaid group. 
  • Ensures that 100% of the calls for the evaluation of an individual are responded to onsite within one hour/60 minutes.
  • Completely document the evaluation prior to the department from the Emergency Department.
  • Ensures that the assessment includes the prescribed clinical evaluation of the individual. 
  • Based on the determination of eligibility and clinical evaluation, determines the most appropriate and available level of care and secures authorization for same. 
  • Ensures firm linkage of the individual with the authorization level of care. 
  • Ensures documentation of the evaluation, recommendations and disposition outcome for the individual. 
  • Responsible for the completion of a psychological assessment, including Mental Health Exam, past and present psychiatric history, family history, substance abuse history and suicide risk assessment including ascertaining client's presentation of illness, evaluating client's functional level prior to admission and determining client’s level of risk 
  • Provide billable Medicaid services to all assigned clients;
  • Completes Mental Health Assessments through a formal process of gathering information regarding a client's mental and physical status and presenting problems resulting in the identification of the client's mental health service needs and recommendations for service delivery.




Job Requirements

  • Masters Degree in Social Work/Psychology or an appropriate human service field; 
  • A minimum of three years experience in psychiatric emergency room or crisis intervention and multi-disciplinary setting is preferred. 
  • The candidate must have a solid understanding of the DSM IV TR criteria for diagnosing Mental Health / Substance Abuse patients and a solid understanding of the Illinois Mental Health Code.
  • Knowledge of Community Mental Health, Rule 132 and the Department of Mental Health; 
  • Must have the ability to formulate the 5 Axis diagnoses and formulate the initial treatment plan.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in computer programs, i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe,etc
  • Looking for bilingual (Spanish) candidates with the ability to speak, read, and write.

 Required Documents 


Applicants will need to submit the following documents during the application process.
• Resume
HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Snapshot

Location US-IL-Chicago
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
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Company Overview

Human Resources Development Institute, Inc.

In 1973, Dr. C. Vincent Bakeman and Mrs. Doris M. Lomax gathered on the South Side of Chicago with a group of enthusiastic community advocates who all shared one common goal. This goal was to address the lack of mental health care services for African Americans: specifically, for African-American males who were stricken with mental illness, disability, and/or incarceration. A study conducted by the Illinois Department of Mental Health had found that the highest recidivism rate for the mentally ill in the state was among young African-American males living on the South Side of Chicago.

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Human Resources Development Institute, Inc.
Company:
US-IL-Chicago
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Health Care
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Job Description


  • The Psychiatric Assessment Specialist is responsible for conducting psychiatric assessments on clients who require crisis evaluations to determine the appropriate level of care. 
  • Completes age-appropriate psychiatric assessments of clients; Provides referrals for those clients who are determined not needing hospitalization and notifies the appropriate persons or referral source of disposition; 
  • Completes required documentation, which includes but is not limited to the psychiatric assessment, timely, thoroughly, and legibly. 
  • Also holds a caseload of individuals considered to be part of the DMH Expanded Non-Medicaid group. 
  • Ensures that 100% of the calls for the evaluation of an individual are responded to onsite within one hour/60 minutes.
  • Completely document the evaluation prior to the department from the Emergency Department.
  • Ensures that the assessment includes the prescribed clinical evaluation of the individual. 
  • Based on the determination of eligibility and clinical evaluation, determines the most appropriate and available level of care and secures authorization for same. 
  • Ensures firm linkage of the individual with the authorization level of care. 
  • Ensures documentation of the evaluation, recommendations and disposition outcome for the individual. 
  • Responsible for the completion of a psychological assessment, including Mental Health Exam, past and present psychiatric history, family history, substance abuse history and suicide risk assessment including ascertaining client's presentation of illness, evaluating client's functional level prior to admission and determining client’s level of risk 
  • Provide billable Medicaid services to all assigned clients;
  • Completes Mental Health Assessments through a formal process of gathering information regarding a client's mental and physical status and presenting problems resulting in the identification of the client's mental health service needs and recommendations for service delivery.




Job Requirements

  • Masters Degree in Social Work/Psychology or an appropriate human service field; 
  • A minimum of three years experience in psychiatric emergency room or crisis intervention and multi-disciplinary setting is preferred. 
  • The candidate must have a solid understanding of the DSM IV TR criteria for diagnosing Mental Health / Substance Abuse patients and a solid understanding of the Illinois Mental Health Code.
  • Knowledge of Community Mental Health, Rule 132 and the Department of Mental Health; 
  • Must have the ability to formulate the 5 Axis diagnoses and formulate the initial treatment plan.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in computer programs, i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe,etc
  • Looking for bilingual (Spanish) candidates with the ability to speak, read, and write.

 Required Documents 


Applicants will need to submit the following documents during the application process.
• Resume
HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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