Behavioral Health Clinical Assistant - Mt. Gretna OP - Days/Eves

Mt Gretna, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 65924

Job Description:

Under direct supervision, provides clinical support services to patient care staff by performing a variety of duties related to patient care. Acts as a liaison between the physician/APC and patient/family. 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. Has a basic understanding of behavioral health and physical health and will work closely with the day hospital/outpatient support staff and the WellSpan system of care.

 

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.
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 1 year experience in a health-related field with specialized or technical skills/knowledge required.
  • Minimum Education:
    • High School or G.E.D.
  • Minimum Field Of Expertise:
    • Health-related, behavioral health
  • Physical Demands:
    • Mostly sedentary with light physical activity
  • 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. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

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)