Behavioral Health Central Scheduling Rep I - Days/Eves *Primarily Remote

Mt Gretna, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 75665

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Full-time, Days/Eves 11:30am-8:00 pm - REMOTE - Must be available to attend in person trainings during first months of employment

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Behavioral Health Central Scheduling Supervisor, provides centralized scheduling and support services for all behavioral health clinics, according to the patients’ needs. Interviews patient to obtain necessary information to recommend appropriate level of care. Provides support to multiple provider types in behavioral health intake process.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Elicits accurate and pertinent information regarding the patient’s mental health or substance abuse status and needs, including but not limited to patient’s substance of choice, date of last use, withdrawal state, and substance abuse history to determine treatment needs.
  2. Schedules appropriate appointment within established parameters, by determining the needs of the patient (i.e. psychiatry, psychotherapy, new or established patient, substance abuse or mental health intake). Provides guidance and support at the time of initial telephone contact with patients and schedules initial office visit.
  3. Makes recommendation of appropriate initial level of care for patient, including but not limited to outpatient therapy, psychiatry, and/or intensive outpatient program needs as well as referral to detox, rehabilitation and/or crisis intervention.
  4. Answers incoming calls via centralized behavioral health telephone queue with exceptional customer service skills. Manages the needs of each patient appropriately. Answers telephones, routes callers, takes messages and provides routine information to callers.
  5. Receives information on patients to be discharged from facilities and assesses for appropriate level of care based on patient mental health and substance abuse history and needs.
  6. Secures, researches and documents insurance information pertinent to mental health and substance abuse treatment needs. May complete insurance forms, verify insurance coverage, and secure other information as needed.
  7. Refers patients to appropriate resources for assistance in completion and submission of applications for public assistance or uncompensated care. Communicates cost of specific outpatient and intensive outpatient programs according to a patient’s insurance and Medicare guidelines
  8. Responds to requests for information regarding services from patients, families, agencies, hospitals, physicians, etc.
  9. Directs patient to referring agencies as appropriate if WellSpan Philhaven Behavioral Health is unable to supply the service requested.
  10. Directs referring agencies to appropriate level of care if WellSpan Philhaven Behavioral Health is unable to supply the service requested.
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 1 - 2 years’ experience in human services field
    • Pref ExperienceBehavioral Health background, Insurance knowledge
  • Minimum Education:
    • High School Diploma or GED
  • Preferred Courses:
    • Medical terminology
  • Required Courses:
    • Must attend the following Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol trainings and obtain necessary certification within 2 years of hire: (1) Confidentiality Training; (2) HIV Training; and (3) STD/Hepatitis/TB Training
  • Skills:
    • Excellent interpersonal/communications skills; ICD10 & CPT coding; insurance knowledge; computer skills; Customer service skills preferred
    • Able to work independently


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WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

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Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)