Therapist - Hospital Discharge Liaison

Apply here: https://bertnash.e3applicants.com/careers/

Pay is based on experience and starts at $39,998 annually, 40 hours per week, benefits eligible. 

Caring. Hope. Giving back. Do these words resonate with you? If so, please keep reading.

Our goal at the Bert Nash Center is to build a healthier community by responding to needs and working to restore lives. We accomplish this by believing in our team. Each person that works for the Bert Nash Center contributes directly to the success of our clients, organization, and community.

Our values of compassion, integrity, equity and hope reflect in everything we do. 

Responsibilities:

The Hospital Discharge Liaison position provides coordination and lead liaison services along the crisis continuum of care between Bert Nash Center and Douglas County residents.  The primary responsibility will be working with individuals referred to inpatient psychiatric units (private and state facilities), crisis beds, and those requiring follow up.

Some specific duties:

  • Conducting crisis assessment interview including a mental status assessment of suicidal/homicidal risk, and an evaluation of whether this individual meets the inpatient psychiatric admission criteria at Bert Nash, LMH Health, or in the community;
  • Provide crisis counseling and determine, as a matter of course, whether the client would be appropriate referral for outpatient care, or other services as an alternative to hospitalization at Bert Nash, LMH Health, or in the community;
  • Assist the Access to Care team with Reform Hospital Assessments at Bert Nash and/or LMH Health and in the community;
  • Complete all paperwork and data entry associated with the screening and any other clinical work with the client;
  • Conducting brief phone assessments to determine the level of acuity on incoming phone calls to the Access to Care team;
  • Completing intake assessments, diagnosing/treatment plans and making appropriate referrals as indicated;

Qualifications:  

  1. A master's degree in social work, psychology, psychiatric nursing licensed by the State of Kansas by the licensing authority for their profession.
  2. A minimum of two years' experience in mental health service delivery to adults with recurrent mental health disorders.
  3. Excellent diagnostic, crisis intervention and brief psychotherapy skills in mental health and substance abuse treatment.
  4. Ability to interpret county, state and federal laws and regulations relevant to the care and treatment cases.