Registered Nurse (RN) - Intake (NOC Shift) in Tukwila, WA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 11/13/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

As an Admissions/Intake RN you will be the Clinical professional responsible for inquiries, assessments and admissions to the  facility.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Facilitate admissions and assessment processes for incoming patients.
  • Respond to inquiries about the facility within facility policy timeframes.
  • Schedule/complete pre-admission assessments and communicate recommendations to patients or their families.
  • Collaborate with other facility medical and psychiatric personnel to ensure appropriate recommendations and admissions.
  • Coordinate admission and transfer between levels of care within the facility.
  • Communicate projected admissions to designated internal representative in a timely manner.
  • Perform insurance benefit verifications, disseminating the information gathered to patient, their families and other appropriate facility staff.
  • Ensure all medical admission documentation is gathered from external sources prior to patient admission and secure initial pre-authorization for treatment and admission.
  • Assist individual therapists with concurrent reviews with insurance companies to secure continued treatment.
  • Coordinate and facilitate peer to peer reviews when needed and collaborate the results of reviews with multi-disciplinary treatment team.
  • Provide accurate and ongoing assessment of patient status in the admissions process.
  • Communicate treatment recommendations to and coordinate with other treatment teams.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science, Social Work, Vocational Rehabilitation, Sociology, Public Administration, or a related field; in some states, may also be a registered nurse, in which case, an Associate's degree in nursing may be the minimum educational requirement.
  • Minimum one year experience working with individuals in a clinical or observational capacity, preferably within the area of specialty for the hiring facility.

LICENSES/DESIGNATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • WA State Registered Nurse license.

  • CPR and de-escalation/restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).
  • First aid may be required based on state or facility.