Director of Inpatient Admissions

Job ID
2017-2245
# of Openings
1
Hospital/Program
Washington Hospital Center - MedStar
Position Category
Therapist / Social Worker

Overview

Come work with a great team!  Diamond Healthcare is the manager of psychiatric and behavioral health services for Medstar Washington Hospital Center and has an opening for a Director of Inpatient Admissions.

 

 

This person will be responsible for the evaluation service for the Department and will coordinate admissions to all levels of care.  Also, this person will conduct clinical assessments of prospective patients in the Emergency Department (ED) and determine patients’ appropriateness for the program. This is a Hands-on position.   

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

 

  1. Coordinates the psychiatric assessment process with the attending psychiatrists.
  2. Develops strategies that result in a positive facility image and assists the department in meeting its goals.
  3. Coordinates the consultation and liaison service of the hospital.
  4. Identifies age appropriate developmental tasks and needs as evidenced in the development of care and the treatment planning sessions. Completes Psychosocial Assessments, reviews treatment plans and conducts groups.
  5. Maintains contact with nursing homes, medical-surgical units and other facilities and agencies to promote the program and to provide education regarding services available for their clients/residents.
  6. Provides ongoing communications with referral sources concerning the status of patients referred into the program.

Requirements/Qualifications

Candidates should have a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience, must be flexible to adjust to the needs of a fast paced environment, demonstrate effective problem solving skills, and display proficient oral/written communication skills.   Previous adult behavioral health experience is strongly preferred. 

 

Candidates must have active District of Columbia LICSW or Psychologist license or be eligible for endorsement and prior supervisory experience.

 

 

EOE

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