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Director, Intake and Assessment - KBH - Hot Springs, ArkansasHot Springs, Arkansas

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Job # 455678 Date posted 01/17/2023


LifePoint Health is seeking a passionate, creative and goal-oriented Director of Intake and Assessment to lead the Behavioral Health Unit Team at National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs, ARand have an immediate impact on expanding on our success, growing our services and fulfilling our mission of improving the lives of all we touch.

As a Director of Intake Assessment you will:

  • Ensures a comprehensive assessment to patients seeking treatment for psychiatric or substance abuse disorders.
  • Oversees the assessment of all persons seeking services. 

  • Completes initial assessment on patients seeking treatment.

  • Supervises staff in responding to all inquiries for services via phone, fax or walk-in. 

  • Responds to all incoming inquiries within established timelines.

  • Makes and supervises treatment recommendations based on clinical presentation and within established clinical criteria guidelines. 

  • Reviews clinical presentation with admitting psychiatrist.

  • Documents calls and sets appointments for callers seeking treatment.

  • Creates, revises, and implements the schedule of the assessment and referral office.

  • Interprets treatment to patient and family to ensure understanding of treatment options. 

  • Refers and triages patients to other sources of treatment when appropriate. 

  • Assesses, coaches and develops team skills in assessment, patient and family interaction and overall therapeutic care.

  • Collects, monitors and reports service performance data as required to hospital quality program.

  • Performs as a member of the Senior Leadership team


As a Director of Intake and Assessment you will have:
  • Graduation from an accredited Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Associate Degree in Nursing.
  • OR Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Professional Counseling
  • Current state licensure as Registered Nurse / RN or Clinician
  • BCLS Certification.
  • ACLS preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a psychiatric setting. Experience in crisis counseling and crisis evaluations preferred.

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  • 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.

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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.

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