This position will serve the role of conducting complete evaluation for all patients/families who are seeking services at ChristianaCare Pediatric behavioral health. Evaluation will include assessment of presenting problem, determining level of care, coordination of initial appointment and care coordination along with other staff members.
Our comprehensive program features a team of professionals that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, therapists and counselors who specialize in caring for children and adolescents with a variety of issues, such as: Anxiety; Autism; Behavioral or developmental problems; Depression; Disorders such as ADHD, learning difficulties; Intellectual disabilities; Psychiatric disorders and Trauma.
Benefits of working at ChristianaCare
Work in a role that directly impacts the lives of our patients, staff & community!
Minimum 3-5 years of experience in outpatient/inpatient pediatric mental health setting
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conduct a structured, focused psycho-social intake interview with parent or guardian or prospective patient
Carries a caseload to support patients with continuity of care until services begin internally or in the community
Weekly meetings with clinical team of psychiatrist to discuss difficult cases/ high acuity patients
Utilizes independent decision-making skills to triage and refer patients to the appropriate level of care
Understands and accesses community resources to assist with referrals and disposition of patients, including the ability to seek insurance verification and precertification for all levels of care
Coordinating with families and staff members to get connected with appropriate resources in the community to start therapeutic services based on the need.
Collaborates with pediatric case manager to ensure seamless care coordination
Experience in the intake service line will be ideal.
Assessment skills and knowledge of pediatric diagnoses including Autism, ADHD, and developmental disabilities will be an asset.
ChristianaCare is one of the country's largest health systems, ranking as the 24th leading hospital in the nation and 15th on the East Coast in admissions. Featuring two hospitals with 1,100 beds, ChristianaCare is a not for profit teaching hospital affiliated with Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and recognized as a regional center for excellence in cardiology, cancer and women's health services.
ChristianaCare was recognized as one of "America's 100 Best Hospitals" by Healthgrades, selected as one of the Most Wired Hospitals in the US by the American Hospital Association, and ranked by US News & World Report as the #3 'Best Hospital' in the Philadelphia region out of more than 90 hospitals. To learn more click on this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZtpU0ib3t8
Internal Number: JR55763
About ChristianaCare Health System
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.