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Admissions Clinician PRN Licensed or Under Supervision (All Shifts - All Days) Sheridan - (20500)

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Deltek Talent Management - Admissions Clinician PRN Licensed or Under Supervision (All Shifts - All Days) Sheridan - (20500)

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Admissions Clinician PRN Licensed or Under Supervision (All Shifts - All Days) Sheridan - (20500)

Facility Name
Shadow Mountain Behavioral Health
TULSA, OK 74133 US (Primary)
Career Area
Behavioral Health - Therapist
Job Description

The Admissions Clinician is responsible for screening intake calls, coordinating and conducting intake assessments, consulting with physicians and clinical staff to determine appropriate level of care.  Maintains relationships with community referral sources.

Performs position specific job functions at an acceptable level.  Completes position responsibilities by following established guidelines and protocols within appropriate time frames.  Screens intake calls to determine service recommendations.  Assists caller in providing recommendations for appropriate actions including assessment and/or possible admission, or referral to an appropriate agency for services when internal services are not available.  Completes and documents all calls in a thorough and timely manner that includes obtaining referral source information.  Demonstrates quality customer service.  Conducts admissions assessments.  Completes thorough and timely assessments.  Communicates patient information, in adherence to HIPAA standards, with other treatment professionals relevant to provision of services upon admission.  Demonstrates working knowledge of current hospital and payer source admissions criteria, precertification processes, and requirements of the custodial parent and/or guardian.  Provides timely, accurate, and thorough documentation of caller information, referral source recommendations, and payer source criteria.  Documentation reflects professional standards.  Assures patient’s rights; acts to prevent, identify, and report suspected abuse.  Participates in on-call rotation, carrying a mobile phone to respond to dispatched calls.  Serves as a liaison between assessment and referral sources.  Offers supportive feedback/guidance to internal and external consumers to ensure appropriate scheduling of assessments.  When information suggests acute care needed, arrives on site within 60 minutes of receipt of call.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements



Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities:

  • Must be proficient with computer, Microsoft WORD, Excel, and HMS software.
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to ask questions and gain information from callers regarding appropriate of admission. Ability to convey patient behavior and status verbally and in writing. Professional verbal and written skills. Able to verbally adapt spoken communication to meet needs of client. 
  • Maintains professional therapeutic relationships with internal and external customers. Able to maintain patient confidentiality.
  • Ability to safely manage a dangerous and aggressive patient, to verbally communicate to de-escalate a crisis situation, to physically restrain patients by individual or team restraint per policy, and to protect self and others from aggressive patients or other accidents.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks under deadlines and with short notice.



Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or related field from an accredited college or university.



  • Licensed LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LBP or are currently under supervision for one of these.
  • Must maintain annual Crisis Prevention certification (Satori, RPA, CPI, Mandt, Handle With Care, CAPE, etc.)



Prefer two years work experience as therapist in acute inpatient, RTC, or admissions department.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Must be at least 21 years of age.  Physical strength necessary to implement patient behavioral crisis intervention.  Sitting, standing, walking, reaching, bending, stooping as required to assist in patient care. Able to sustain physical activity eight hours a day and remain on feet eight hours per day.  Hearing, vision, sensory, and emotional stability sufficient to perform essential job functions.  Able to deal with stressful situations and changing priorities.  Ability to enter data into computer, word processing.  Able to lift, carry, and lower up to 35 pounds using appropriate body mechanics.  Able to push patients in wheel chairs up and down hills and pursue running patients.  Access to reliable transportation; maintains reliable attendance record and arrives in a timely manner.


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