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Behv Hlth Triage Spec - Behavioral Health Triage - Greenville

Job ID: 959164
Facility: ECU Health Medical Center
Dept: Behavioral Health Triage
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Shift: Not Applicable
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Nov 9, 2022

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Job Description

ECU Health

About ECU Health

ECU Health is a mission-driven, 1,708-bed academic health care system serving more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is comprised of 13,000 team members, nine hospitals and a physician group that encompasses over 1,100 academic and community providers practicing in over 180 primary and specialty clinics located in more than 130 locations.

The flagship ECU Health Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center, and ECU Health Maynard Children’s Hospital serve as the primary teaching hospitals for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. ECU Health and the Brody School of Medicine share a combined academic mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina through patient care, education and research.

Position Summary

This position performs all duties related to the processing of external referrals and/or placement of patients in need of behavioral health services from Emergency Department or non-BH inpatient units.
All referrals are recorded in the ECU Health designated database in a timely manner.
Duties include all aspects of pre-admission intake and/or placement
Duties also include primary responsibility for ensuring that initial precertification is completed for all patients admitted to assigned Behavioral Health unit, when applicable.
Additionally, this position would provide backup assistance to the Utilization Management (UM) team as necessary and/or possible.
The Triage Specialist is expected to provide referral and follow-up on patients meeting the inpatient admission criteria.
Interacting with a variety of internal and external referral sources is a major component of this position.
The Triage Specialist are required to work very closely and cooperatively with the providers (including attendings, residents, APPs) on the Consult/Liaison Team and with the inpatient units The Triage Specialist must demonstrate exemplary customer service skills and be able to balance numerous competing priorities.
The Triage Specialist must be very flexible and be able to respond to the needs of the situation at any given time. Additionally, they must be able to work quickly with the goal of providing our referrals with an answer in a very expeditious and efficient manner. They must have knowledge and experience with the DSM ) and involuntary commitment rules and processes.
The Triage Specialist may also work on placement of patients who have been referred to the Placement Service that are located in contracted hospitals and need behavioral health inpatient services. Such patients may be holding in an ED or a med-surg floor.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelors Degree- or higher.
A Master's degree in a clinical field such as social work, counseling or similar may substitute for up to 2 years of the required experience.
Possess at least 3-4 years assessment experience in either an inpatient behavioral health setting or an outpatient emergency services setting.

Other Information

Full time with benefits

Day shift: 8:30am- 6:30pm

7 days on, 7 days off

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Tina Roach, BS, Talent Acquisition Consultant

ECU Health Talent Acquisition

Email: [email protected]

Tel: (252) 531-3902


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