Behavioral Health Clinical Assistant - CADD Outpatient - Days

Lancaster, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 71808

Job Description:

Under direct supervision of physician/APP and general supervision of nursing, works as a member of the patient care delivery team, and as designated per established policies and procedures. Acts as a liaison between the physician/APP and patient/family with basic understanding of behavioral health and physical health. Supports the activities and necessary functions related to providing high quality professional care in a patient and family-centered fashion that is customer friendly. Develops a good collaborative, professional relationship that enhances each of their respective functions and promotes improved outcomes and clinical efficiencies.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Analyzes chart for missing information such as physician signatures. Also, checks to see if authorizations need to be requested by clinician.
  2. Measures and records patient height, weight, pulse, BMI, BP, and waist circumference.
  3. Attaches prepared forms and documents to the appropriate patient’s records as directed by the program nurse and/or physician.
  4. Documents and records information into the patient record by entering, recording, storing and maintaining information in written or electronic form.
  5. Assist the program nurse with coordinating and facilitating closing of a client’s medical record in accordance to program policy or as directed by the assigned physician.
  6. Responsible for filing and scanning all pertinent information into medical record (i.e., lab reports, progress notes, initial evaluations, etc.) as needed.
  7. Ensures the validity of the releases of information.
  8. Ensures all patient care areas are adequately stocked with unexpired supplies. Notifies supervisor when reorder points are reached.
  9. Adheres to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.
  10. Possess the knowledge to keep patients safe in all areas of the patient care setting.
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Education:
    • High School or G.E.D.
  • Minimum Field Of Expertise:
    • Health-related, behavioral health
  • Preferred Experience:
    • Preferred Experience: 3-6 months experience in a health-related field with specialized or technical skills/knowledge preferred.
    • Health-related, behavioral health
  • Skills:
    • Excellent human relations and oral/written communication skills; analytical abilities; computer and keyboard skills; knowledge of and ability in the care and handling of patients in all age groups; knowledge of Lexicomp, Lippincott, Systems of Care, eCare, community services and/or other physician support systems; proficiency in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) principles of de-escalation
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license in the current state of residence; driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management
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Why WellSpan Health?

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

Diversity & Inclusion

Welcome. Respect. Value.

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.

WellSpan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and intention of the System to maintain consistent and equal treatment toward applicants and employees of all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch — farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)