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Del Amo Behavioral Health System provides inpatient and outpatient behavioral health treatment for children, adolescents and adults in the Los Angeles area of Southern California. Led by clinicians recognized for their expertise in mental illness, Del Amo Behavioral Health System provides a peaceful setting for those seeking treatment for mental health, detoxification, sexual addiction, eating disorders, and trauma-related issues. To learn more about our programs and services, please visit our website at www.delamohospital.com.
We currently have a position available for a Per Diem Intake Counselor at Del Amo Hospital, a 166-bed behavioral health facility that is located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. The Intake Counselor responds to all persons requesting assistance either by telephone or in person, and provides psychiatric assessment, crisis intervention and referrals to Hospital staff and services to outside sources, based on the nature of the problem(s) and financial resources. Admissions to the Hospital are facilitated through coordinated efforts with the Business Office, Utilization Review and the Department of Nursing Services.
Responds to telephone and/or walk-in requests for psychiatric assistance.
Assesses each inquiry to determine clinical need of caller and/or patient, offering in-house or mobile assessment to determined appropriate level of care
Identifies high risk, i.e. suicidality, homicidality, potential for fall, etc., and documents clearly on Intake Screening Form, completes High Risk Screening Form and hands off both to unit staff.
Enters all calls requesting outpatient and inpatient services into the AS400 Database daily
Conducts daily follow-up on all pending cases.Conducts follow-up in any way necessary to provide assistance until there is a disposition.
Has knowledge of and identifies exclusionary criteria and review with Intake or Nursing Supervisor.
Documents all inquiries on Intake Screening Form, including requests for beds that are currently not available.Conducts follow-up on potential bed availability.
Knowledgeable of admission criteria for all services, units, and programs.
Offers admission to Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) levels of care when appropriate.
Knowledge of exclusionary medical concerns and reviews with Intake staff, Nursing staff or Internal Medical staff.Documents on all call sheet issues that require medical review and clearance.
Del Amo Hospital provides a full spectrum of quality mental health care that includes: assessments and referrals, crisis intervention, adolescent and adult services, as well as specialty programs. Del Amo has distinguished itself through a wide range of programs that are individually tailored to each client's individual needs. Del Amo's commitment to service excellence extends to all with whom we come into contact. We are committed to ensure our patients receive the optimal level of care that will be most beneficial to their recovery. Through the capabilities of our professional team continuously improving our systems and processes, we strive to be the premiere provider of mental health services. Del Amo Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is licensed by the State of California Department of Health Services.
Full Time positions are benefited positions that include medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD, and AD&D insurance programs, as well as Flexible Spending Accounts, Retirement Savings and Stock programs. Benefits begin on the 31st day of employment.