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Assessment Specialist - RN or Therapist

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Assessment Specialist - RN or Therapist

Job Code:  222900
Facility: Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital
Location: PANAMA CITY, FL US Southeast
Region: Southeast
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Associate Degree 
Category: Nursing
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:
The Assessment Specialist performs psychosocial screening and evaluations of all patients, voluntary and involuntary, who present to the facility with a primary psychiatric or behavioral complaint. Provides accurate evaluation of medical necessity, offering alternative levels of care when feasible. Initiates a collection and assessment of information for payers; completes pre-certification and continued stay authorization. Works with and serves as back-up to utilization review.
Associates Degree in Nursing, Diploma RN or Masters Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or other Human Service field. Licensed RN in Florida required for all Nursing Applicants. Experience in patient care or counseling preferred. Behavioral health experience preferred.

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