Skip to main content
Search Jobs

To view jobs with Kindred Hospitals, click here

Behavioral Health Intake Clinician - Danville, KYDanville, Kentucky

Apply Now
Job # 454047 Date posted 01/04/2023


Kindred Behavioral Health is seeking a passionate, creative and goal-oriented Behavioral Health Intake Clinician to join the team at Ephraim McDowell  and have an immediate impact on expanding on our success, growing our services and fulfilling our mission of improving the lives of all we touch.

Monday - Friday, 3pm-11pm Schedule

This individual is responsible for working with internal and external customers to identify patients appropriate for admission to the Behavioral Health Unit. The individual is responsible for conducting a crisis assessment as identified in the essential job specific functions. Conducts initial insurance verification. Ensures initial admission consents are signed and assessments documented prior to hand off to primary nurse.

Essential Functions: (Those functions that the individual who holds the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation).

  •  Ability to work independently in a fast-paced hospital environment
  •  Ability to have flexible hours in order to meet business needs.
  •  Demonstrates effective understanding of legal issues associated with                                              assessment/admission for Voluntary vs. Involuntary status, i.e. 72 Hour Hold, EMTALLA                  and Mental Inquest Warrant  processes as defined in state of practice.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with internal and external customers as well as          maintains patient/family confidentiality and provides sensitive, respectful and compassionate          customer service at all times.
  •  Ability to work with children, adolescents or adults (18 and over) experiencing mental illness and   acute psychiatric crisis.
  •  Must demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills.
  •  Capable of conducting a crisis assessments that includes a mental status exam, suicide and          violence assessment, and substance abuse assessment.
  • Knowledge of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder V (DSM V) or most current         version.
  • Understanding of mental illness and stages of development.
  • Manages and responds to incoming phone and fax inquires and in-person emergency department evaluations within the established turn around timeframes.
  • Reviews and obtains signatures for admission paperwork on all admissions for the medical record.
  • Ability to present clinical findings to attending psychiatrist and charge nurse.

  • Ability to coordinate the transfer of patients from other facilities.

  • Maintains the standard of nursing care and implements policies and procedures of the hospital, intake and admission department and nursing department.

  • Documents patient admission assessment, and other pertinent information, completely in the patient’s medical record according to nursing standards and policies.

  • Makes referrals to other disciplines based on assessment.

  • Receives physician’s orders, ensures transcription is accurate and documents completion.

  • Performs treatments and provide services to level of licensure.

  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians, and other healthcare providers.

  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

  • Initiates or assists with emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in patients’ condition.

  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to management, co-workers, and physicians.

  • Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family; communicates with Social Service/Discharge Planner regarding both in hospital and post discharge needs.

  • Participates in orientation, instruction/training of new personnel.

  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.

  • Maintains monthly reports on statistical information regarding referrals by type, financial, referral source, physician as requested by Business Development Liaison and Program Director.

  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Expectations:

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Able to organized tasks, develop action plans, set priorities and function under stressful situations.
  • Ability to maintain a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Must maintain attendance according to attendance policy.
  • Approximate percent of time required to travel: None
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


As a Behavioral Health Intake Clinician  you will have:


    • Graduation from an accredited Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Associate Degree in Nursing.
    • Minimum Master's Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or Professional Counseling


    • Current state licensure as Registered Nurse. BCLS certification. ACLS preferred.
    • Independent Practice Scope Licensure in State of Practice


  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a psychiatric setting. Experience in crisis counseling and crisis evaluations preferred.

Apply Now
  • Benefits and Recognition

    Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

High Standards Icon

You have high standards. So do we. A career here will allow you to learn, thrive and grow in a positive and supportive environment where your input matters. Join us and see all that you can accomplish when you combine your talent, skills and dedication with a highly successful and compassionate healthcare leader.

High Standards Icon

Nursing excellence practiced here. Kindred is the nation’s largest specialty hospital company, and our nurses are a big reason why. Here, you’ll engage our patients and their families by providing the skill, comfort and compassionate care needed for the best possible outcomes and reducing lengths of stay and unnecessary re-hospitalizations. Join our dedicated staff and gain valuable experience as you learn, grow and thrive in a positive and empowering environment.

High Standards Icon

Rehabilitation is the key to everything we do. And our caring, compassionate therapists are proud to lead the way. As one of the largest providers of rehabilitation therapy in the country, we’ve been managing rehab for more than 30 years. Whether you are a physical, occupational or speech-language therapist, we have opportunities that allow you to provide exceptional care in an environment committed to career growth and continual learning and support.

Recently Viewed Jobs

You have not viewed any jobs yet.

Saved Jobs

You have not saved any jobs yet.

Sign up for Job Alerts

Get the latest job openings based on your interests, skills and background sent directly to your inbox.

Sign up for Job Alerts

Get the latest job openings based on your interests, skills and background sent directly to your inbox. Click "Add" after entering your interests, then click "Sign Up" and we’ll email you when an opening matches your criteria.

Interested InSelect a job category from the list of options. Search for a location and select one from the list of suggestions. Finally, click “Add” to create your job alert.

  • Behavioral Health, Danville, Kentucky, United StatesRemove

Connect with Our Recruiters

Share some preliminary info about yourself and we will contact you to discuss your interests and career and future opportunities.

Connect with Our Recruiters

Please note this is NOT an application to a specific job. To apply for a specific job please click here and complete an online application.

When is the best time to reach you?

In which discipline do you work?
In which setting do you work?
Which setting are you most interested in learning about?