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Admissions- Admissions and Referral Counselor

Job Code:  221320
Facility: River Oaks Hospital
Location: HARAHAN, LA US Southeast
Region: Southeast
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Experienced (Non-Manager)
Minimum Education Required: Master's Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health
Category: Healthcare - Rehabilitation
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

River Oaks Hospital, located in metropolitan New Orleans, Louisiana, is a private psychiatric facility for adults, adolescents and children. Since 1970, River Oaks has established a tradition of excellence in the treatment of acute psychiatric illness, dual diagnosis, alcohol and drug detoxification, trauma based disorders, compulsive behaviors, and eating disorders, River Oaks has provided quality treatment to service individuals suffering from mental illness, and/or addictive disorders. Situated on a 14 acre campus, services are available at all levels of care (inpatient, day or partial hospitalization, outpatient, and intensive outpatient).

Contributes to the provision of quality and appropriate crisis intervention by telephone and/or walk-in clients and referral services.  Responsible for initiating and completing the admissions and referral process which includes, but is not limited to: providing the initial assessment and counseling of all clients, conducting emergent clinical evaluations to appropriate clients, process the therapeutic transition in an assessment or an admission, documents pertinent information regarding the caller/client according to admission and referral practice and policy, conduct the daily entry of computer data, etc. 

Master's prepared Counselor with experience in behavioral health care required; licensed clinician preferred.  FT position available to work evening shifts (3:00pm to 11:30pm), experienced on a Crisis Line, psychiatric setting and/or hospital admissions a plus.  Must demonstrate both verbal and written skills in communication and interpersonal relationships with all levels internally or externally, i.e. clients, patients, families, peers and medical staff.  Computer skills for data entry required-attention to detail a must.  Ability to set priorities and work at a fast pace in a high energy environment while maintaining professional characteristics that reflects behavior, attitude and appearance appropriate to the position and in accordance with hospital standards. 

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