Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, mental health or a related field or license preferred. A minimum of two years in a psychiatric or mental health setting desirable.
Performs assessments at Highland Hospital as well as outside the facilities (as required), depending on the needs of the patient or hospital, screens assessment admissions for clinical and medical appropriateness and communicates this information to a physician who makes the admissions and level of care decision. Works closely with business office, nursing and clinical staff as well as external parties to ensure the timely admission of patients.
Education/Licensure: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, mental health or a related field. Licensed by the State of West Virginia preferred. A minimum of two years in a psychiatric or mental health setting desirable. Must have a valid West Virginia driver’s license.
Working knowledge of the mental health field and experience in clinical interviewing, patient assessment, family motivation, treatment planning, communicating with external review organizations or comparable entities, and working effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.