Director of Assessment, Lafayette, IN
Director of Assessment
$5,000 Sign-On Bonus
Sycamore Springs is a 48-bed behavioral hospital located in Lafayette, IN. The hospital offers inpatient and outpatient mental health and addiction treatment to adults, adolescents and their families. At Sycamore Springs we are dedicated to Changing People’s Lives®, 95% of our patients recommend treatment at Sycamore Springs.
The Assessment department plays an essential role in helping fulfill our mission of “Changing People’s Lives®”. Assessment team members assess the needs of walk-in and phone callers and completes initial psychiatric assessment on patients seeking treatment. As an Assessment Director, you will ensure a comprehensive assessment and quality therapeutic care to patients seeking treatment of substance abuse, dual diagnosis or psychiatric or emotional disorders
Members of our team Enjoy:
Working with a highly engaged staff.
Healthy staffing levels.
A Comprehensive Benefit package is offered to Full and Part time team members.
Director ensures a comprehensive assessment and quality therapeutic care to patients seeking treatment of substance abuse, dual diagnosis or psychiatric or emotional disorders.
Oversees the assessment of the needs of walk-in and phone callers and completes initial psychiatric assessment on patients seeking treatment.
Supervises the answering and answers all inquiry calls regarding treatment and the facility, presents treatment options, documents calls and sets appointments for callers seeking treatment.
Creates, revises, and implements the schedule of the assessment and referral office.
Assesses the needs of walk-in and phone callers to ensure their referral to the service or resource to best address those needs.
Completes initial psychiatric assessment and presents symptoms to psychiatrist for best recommendation of care.
Interprets treatment to patient and family to help reduce fear and other attitudes obstructing acceptance of care and continuation of treatment.
Refers and triages patients to other sources of treatment when appropriate.
Answers all inquiry calls regarding treatment and the facility, presents treatment options, documents calls and sets appointments for callers seeking treatment.
Assesses, coaches and develops team skills in assessment, patient and family interaction and overall therapeutic care.
Acts as part of overall Hospital leadership team.
Education, Experience Certifications
Master’s degree in social work, counseling or related field required or licensed degree per state of practice guideline. RN licensure may be used per state of practice guidelines.
Previous management experience in a psychiatric health care facility, with direct experience working in assessment for chemical dependency, dual diagnosis, psychiatric and geriatric patients.
Must have strong clinical assessment skills.
Current unencumbered clinical social work, counselor or RN license or per state requirements. Valid driver’s license and a favorable Motor Vehicle Report (MVR), along with proof of insurance when using own auto.
CPR and CPI Certification within 30 day of employment.
Willing and able to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Interested candidates can view this posting and others as well as apply online at http://www.sycamorespringshealth.com/careers