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SMI Evaluator

Location: Tempe
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

A SMI Evaluator conducts initial, comprehensive clinical assessments for clients requesting behavioral health services through Mercy Care RBHA. Knowledge and Skills:Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively as required.Ability to effectively problem-solve, utilizing creativity, and resourcefulnessAbility to effectively manage own emotions and coping skills while confronting emotionally-charged situations and responses of others.Understands and remains committed to maintaining the highest level of confidentiality.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Demonstrates flexibility with job duties and assignments.Excellent typing skills, to include the ability to type and interview concurrently. Duties:Through clinical assessment, identify and support the client's DSM 5 diagnosis and provide clinical documentation to support the client's level of functioning. Complete SMI determination addendum on all clients requesting an SMI determination from Mercy Care.Complete a risk assessment on all clients who participate in the evaluation process. Use of counseling skills to develop rapport and de-escalate acute stress or other emotional distress responses that may surface during the course of the clinical assessment. Complete an individualized interim treatment/service plan for all clients. Complete an AHCCCS screening on all clients. Ensure all clients are provided with information on community resources, to include the Maricopa Crisis Line.Provide acute case management services on an as needed basis.Respond to Crisis Response Network Determination Doctors in a timely manner to staff cases as needed.Submit all evaluations to CRN/applicable RBHA within set timelines.Ensure proper documentation in the electronic record to reflect status of assessments and any additional case management services. Ensure all completed evaluations are uploaded into the EMR within 24 business hours of the face to face evaluation. Respond to all internal and external emails and phone messages prior to close of business during staff's scheduled work days. Mandatory attendance is required at scheduled departmental meetings; any absences are to be discussed with management.Assist with training of new clinical staff.Other duties as assigned.Qualifications and Education Requirements:Current, unrestricted license issued by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners: LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), LMSW (Licensed Master of Social Worker), LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), LAC (Licensed Associate Counselor), Ph.D (Doctor of Philosophy), Psy.D (Doctor of Psychology). Documented post-master's experience for two (2) years, including experience within the past 24 months providing behavioral health services, or an equivalent of experience, skills and education. Appropriate reference checks by letter or telephone as requested. Background check, as required by state.Other Items:Provide evidence of professional liability insurance coverage in the amount acceptable, minimum $1/$3 million.Must comply with training and supervision requirements during first 90 days of employment, and throughout employment.Must be able to be paneled with various insurance companies without restrictions.All licensed, certified, and registered staff will be monitored regarding restrictions. Appropriate reference checks by letter and telephone as requested. State-required background check. Medicare/Medicaid sanctions, criminal violations, subsequent malpractice actions, and any settlement(s) made on behalf of practitioner.Within seven (7) days of hire, apply for and/or present and maintain a Class One Fingerprint Clearance card. If application is necessary, a copy must be submitted for inclusion in personnel file until card (and/or renewals) is received.All required renewals must be submitted 30 days prior to expiration date. It is the duty of the licensee to keep all renewals active and current and report any mandated changes to Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners immediately. #IND PI177521332

Keywords: CRISIS PREPARATION AND RECOVERY INC, Tempe , SMI Evaluator, Other , Tempe, Arizona

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