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SMI Evaluator - In-Person, Greater Phoenix area

Location: Tempe
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Crisis Preparation and Recovery is an innovative behavioral health agency specializing in providing niche services to the community. The SMI Evaluator is a position best suited for experienced clinicians with a behavioral health background who enjoy writing, diagnosing, interviewing and developing a comprehensive and professional evaluation used to determine whether someone meets the criteria for SMI (Seriously Mentally Ill) services. The position allows for a flexible work schedule for those who are self-starters with excellent time management skills. While it does require a high level of independence, the candidate will enjoy the support of management and team members. This is not a remote position and requires local travel to area hospitals. CPR's compensation structure allows for increased earnings with a higher rate of completed evaluations, while creating a career that supports work-life balance.
Company Benefits and Wellness:

  • Four Medical plans with HSA and FSA options
  • Two dental plans
  • Vision coverage
  • 401(k)
  • Employee Stock Options
  • Wellness program
  • Two EAP programs for employee and family
  • Group life and disability insurance
  • Professional growth & development - including clinical supervision and CEUs
  • Employee perks and discounts
  • Flexible schedules
  • Hybrid model
  • paid holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • Paid time off for personal use including CEUs, employee's birthday, and volunteering
  • Reimbursement for professional liability insurance
  • Company provided laptop and equipment for remote and office work
  • Monthly one-to-one meetings with manager for support, professional development, and reflection
    Knowledge and Skills:
    • Diagnostic and clinical assessment knowledge
    • Ability to present rationale with goal of connecting individuals to services
    • Ability to develop rapport quickly
    • Empathy, cultural considerations, and the ability to see humans as complex individuals
    • Ability to type while maintaining attentive conversation
    • Ability to articulate observations into narrative
    • Writing for a professional audience
    • Self-initiated time management and ability to work independently
    • Ability to maintain professionalism through patience, objectivity, and compassion
      • Leading a clinical interview with the goal of obtaining enough information to make a DSM 5 clinical diagnosis, narrative on impairment, and recommendation for/against an SMI determination
      • Use of both face to face and telehealth platforms to conduct clinical interviews with individuals in a variety of settings, to include, but not limited to, inpatient, residential, detox, and outpatient
      • Travel to client locations as needed
      • Efforts to obtain and review collateral records and reports to substantiate diagnoses and recommendations
      • Email/telephonic/in person coordination with social workers, family members, guardians
      • Complete interim service plan and risk assessment on all clients who participate in evaluation process
      • Use of counseling skills to develop rapport, de-escalate acute stress, and respond to emotional reactions that may surface during evaluation process
      • Submit all documentation within the required timelines
      • Use of EMR for all documentation, coordination of care, and case management
      • Respond to and staff with Solari doctors as needed
      • Respond to all internal and external emails and phone messages by close of business on staff's scheduled work days
      • Mandatory attendance at monthly Department Meetings, Individual Supervisions, and required company trainings
      • Compliance with required Relias trainings, and maintenance of expirables
      • Assist in training new 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.


Keywords: CRISIS PREPARATION AND RECOVERY INC, Tempe , SMI Evaluator - In-Person, Greater Phoenix area, Other , Tempe, Arizona

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