Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 139693
Date Posted: Jul 25, 2023
UCHealth is committed to expanding access to much needed behavioral health services. As a part of this commitment, a new 40 bed inpatient behavioral health program will be opening at the University of Colorado Hospital in 2023. This program will include two 20 bed adult units serving mood and thought disorders and a refractory depression program including ECT. We seek behavioral health clinicians who want to join us in providing trauma-informed and evidence-based care in a healing, state-of-the-art care environment. As a behavioral health clinician focused in utilization review at UCHealth, you will collaborate with an interdisciplinary treatment team and third party payors to obtain information supporting sustaining admission or preparing discharge plans. Whether an experienced behavioral health clinician or just starting in the field, UCHealth provides an exciting opportunity to be a part of a new program to establish and work in a collaborative and supportive working environment.
Work Schedule: Full Time Days
Coordinates with team members to obtain information that supports sustaining admission or preparing discharge plans. Collates/analyzes indicator data to support outcomes.
Analyzes admission and ongoing data for an assigned patient population to evaluate the propriety and necessity of services.
Determines, provides and/or arranges for needed internal and external services/interventions. Participates and/or arranges case reviews/care conferences to evaluate progress.
Assists with discharge planning and processes, including identification of community-based resources, and provides referrals as part of the discharge plan. Assesses, collaborates and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs and readiness for discharge with other members of the care team.
Utilizes appropriate teaching methods and/or referrals to ensure patient/family educational needs are met. Participates and/or trains new staff, students and interns as assigned.
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.
The pay range for this position is: $31.61 - $47.41 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.
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