Psychiatry Services is seeking a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) to work as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) as outlined by KRS.202A. This position will be responsible for providing in person risk assessments; preauthorizing insurance verifications; collaborating with referral sources and potential patients; coordinating the referral and intake process; providing patient safety planning for patients at risk for suicide; making outside referrals and phone follow-up calls; determining appropriate level of care; facilitating the admission process; maintaining communication with referral sources, families, patients and unit staff. This position requires the Social Worker to meet the requirements of a QMHP as outlined by KRS.202A, at time of hire.
The ideal candidate will possess experience with behavioral health assessments and care coordination.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW) and Qualified Mental Health Professional(QMHP) at time of hire
Master's Degree in Social Work/Certified Social Worker (CSW) and 3+ years of behavioral health experience preferred.
University Community of Inclusion:
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