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INTAKE WORKER/COORD (PER DIEM) Evenings - (114452)

Universal Health Services
Chicago, IL 60602
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Hartgrove Hospital is a 160-bed leading psychiatric hospital dedicated to providing quality behavioral health services for its diverse population of children, adolescents and adults. As a leader in behavioral health within UHS and in the Chicago area, Hartgrove Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility offering some of the most advanced technologies and programs found in the behavioral health field. We are dedicated to our teamwork approach and provide a compassionate and therapeutic environment, as well as offering a continuum of specialty programs throughout our inpatient, partial and outpatient services.

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) knows what it takes to lead, inspire and succeed. One of the nations largest and most respected hospital companies, UHS owns and operates through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.


Job Requirements

JOB SUMMARY: Responds to inquiry calls regarding services. Provides appropriate information and referrals. Oversees the admission process including appropriateness of the admission, completion of all required admission paperwork, pre-certifications and benefit verifications and coordination with the Physician, Social Worker, U.R. Coordinator and treatment team. Obtains billing and insurance information, unit/program assignment, etc. Knowledgeable and able to explain Hospital programs and services. Understands and considers basic growth and development needs specific to the age and population served. Provides accurate and complete information to Hospital Administration and physicians regarding admissions, referrals, discharges, etc. Conducts tours of the Hospital. Trains other staff in the admission process, policies and procedures. Assures compliance with all applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations that pertain to psychiatric admissions. Maintains all data/records regarding the intake and admission process. Obtains, organizes and has current information regarding discharges, bed availability, admission times, etc., level of care assessments as needed. Has a strong understanding of the department computer systems. Assures that maintenance of a safe and sanitary environment. Conducts the initial assessment which includes prior treatment history, previous medications, health screen, family dynamics and risk factors.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

Education: Masters Degree in Psychology or Social Work Preferred

Experience: Two years of psychiatric experience preferred.

Licensure/Certification: Licensure or eligibility for licensure preferred. Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois also preferred.

Knowledge: Working knowledge of Illinois Confidentiality Act, Illinois Mental Health Code, EMTALA and ILPA progress. Detailed understanding of psychiatric criteria for various levels of care. Thorough understanding of DSM-IV criteria. Computer training/experience, crisis intervention and risk assessment, customer service skills, leadership skills.

Supervision Received: Director of Emergency Services, Assistant Director, and/or Supervisor

Supervision Exercised: None

Line of Promotion: Assistant Director or Supervisor


Posted: 2019-12-04 Expires: 2020-04-02

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INTAKE WORKER/COORD (PER DIEM) Evenings - (114452)

Universal Health Services
Chicago, IL 60602

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