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Emergency Screening Coordinator

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. Gainesville, FL

  • Expired: August 17, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.

Location: Gainesville, FL Rate of Pay: $15.26/hour Shift Differential Revised Date: 7.2019Position Summary: This position is responsible for providing great client care as the first contact for persons seeking inpatient Crisis Stabilization and Detox Services and assists throughout the admission process. Provision of direct client care and interaction under the supervision of the Director of Emergency Screening with significant training oversight by the Director of Access Center. Position requires heavy customer contact, teamwork skills, diligence in documentation, as well as independent critical thinking to manage sometimes multiple customer needs at the same time.

This position has potential for exposure to blood and body fluids. Minimum Qualifications: Education/Experience: Bachelor Degree in social work, psychology, counseling, health administration or related field from an established college or university, preferred. or AA degree or certification as a Medical/Nursing Assistant 3...

years of experience in related field. or High school Diploma 5 years of recent acute, inpatient mental health, or similar crisis related experience. Employees hired into this position prior to 7/15/2019 will be grandfathered in and will have until 6/30/2020 to meet minimum qualifications) Essential Duties/Responsibilities: 1.

Must attend mandatory Emergency Screening meetings held once a month and CSU meetings as requested. 2. Greets clients in the screening area: Inventories personal effects and screens for contraband.

Performs breath alcohol testing and vital signs. Obtains urine for on-site drug screen. Assures client confidentiality while obtaining their vital signs including weight, heart rate, blood pressure, and height for children.

Notifies RN on duty of readings outside of identified parameters. Applies wristband identification. Uses digital camera to provide photo identification.

Initiates "Flow Sheet" documentation. Enters the client's name and key number on all necessary forms. Opens screening episode in electronic health record, verifies payer eligibility, process any Baker Act forms within established timelines.

3. Responsible for efficient workflow of reception: Ensures client waiting time is kept at a minimum. Tracks and reports time from door to check in to screening start time.

Maintains Emergency Screening bed board. 4. Assists with maintaining a safe environment: Works with Emergency Screeners to monitor and manage waiting room.

Provides for the care and custody of those patients in the Emergency Screening area including offering snacks, bathroom breaks, hygiene supplies as needed, and keeping waiting areas clean. Provides appropriate support and guidance to coworkers and seeks appropriate direction. 5.

Facilitates discharge from Emergency Screening: check for d/c order, return property, & ensure accuracy, call for drivers and track driver/begin/end time of transports, close out admission from ES; Ensures proper d/c in system, accurate completion of d/c paperwork, and client is aware of any d/c follow up appointment. May assist in conducting follow-up reminders for post-inpatient appointments. 6.

Assists in completion of observation and documentation: conducts 15-minute client checks and documents client observations using "Flow Sheet". Notifies Emergency Screeners of any verbal interaction or observations which may be related to client self-harm or harm to others or concerns for potential abuse of a child, partner, or elder. 7.

Support of ongoing CSU activities: Manages visitor check-in of approved visitors. Willing to be an active participant in client restraints, as needed. Other Duties/Responsibilities: 1.

Customer Service: Greets clients as soon as possible after check-in and provides welcoming atmosphere. Provides confidentiality by modulating voice during vitals signs and other documentation. When not engaged in work-related tasks or activities, keeps personal conversation quiet to avoid being misinterpreted by nearb

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.



Gainesville, FL
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