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Needs Assessor - PRN (as needed) - (244136)

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Needs Assessor - PRN (as needed) - (244136)

Facility Name
Parkwood Behavioral Health System
OLIVE BRANCH, MS 38654 US (Primary)
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Job Description

Parkwood Behavioral Health System has provided behavioral health and chemical dependency services to the Mid-South region since 1987. We are located in DeSoto County, in the uppermost northwest corner of Mississippi and approximately 7 miles south of Memphis. As treatment options and patient care innovations have continued to become available we strive to provide the highest level of quality care to our patients. At Parkwood, our caring staff focuses on providing compassionate care to meet the needs of individuals, families and communities. We offer a full continuum of care that provides treatment options to meet the individual needs of adults, adolescents and children. Parkwood Behavioral Health System includes a 148-bed inpatient acute and residential care facility, as well as partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs.

Needs Assessor

We are currently seeking a Needs Assessor to work on a as needed basis who will provide telephone and face-to-face assessments, along with crisis intervention. They are the initial contact with referral sources and potential patients; coordinates the referral and intake process; assists with determining the appropriate level of care recommended; facilitates the admission process and maintains communication with referral sources, families, patients, and unit staff. All applicants must be willing to work a minimum of 30 hours a month.

This opportunity offers the following:

- Challenging and rewarding work environment

- Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries

- Competitive Compensation

Job Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to demonstrate competency in the criteria listed in this job description.  The specifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability to meet the minimum requirements for this position.  Staff must demonstrate knowledge and skill in provision of services to varied population of patients in an inpatient and partial hospital setting.

Education:  Master’s Degree required in a behavioral health field.  Bachelor degree acceptable for employees employed prior to 1996.

Experience: Prefer prior intake, assessment, admission and crisis intervention experience with a psychiatric mental health population, preferably in an inpatient setting

Licensure/Certification:   N/A

Knowledge:   Prefer knowledge of crisis intervention and risk assessment, psychiatric diagnoses, basic chemical dependency, age specific growth and development and crisis and behavior management

Supervision Received:  Needs Assessment Director

Supervision Exercised:   N/A

In absence of these qualifications upon hire, must demonstrate ability to learn these concepts and develop these skills within reasonable time frame via the organization’s orientation and training program.

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