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Director of Assessment and Referral Services

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Director of Assessment and Referral Services

Job Code:  238856
Facility: Valley Hospital
Location: PHOENIX, AZ US Western
Region: Western
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Executive (SVP, VP, Department Head, etc)
Minimum Education Required: Associate Degree 
Category: Nursing
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

Valley Hospital is built on three core principles, outstanding care, compassionate people and unparalleled service.  We are a private 122 bed psychiatric hospital specializing in mental health care and chemical dependency counseling services.  We are looking for outstanding health care professionals to join our team!


The Director of Assessment Services has a 24 hour a day seven day a week responsibility and accountability for assessment, referral and admission activities.  As a clinician, this position provides direction to a staff of Assessment Clinicians (RN’s) who act as the Qualified Medical Professional, Patient Relation Coordinators, Behavioral Health Technicians in the provision of psychiatric assessment services, including clinical evaluations, crisis intervention, and referrals.  This position interfaces closely with the medical staff, fellow department heads and administration, treatment team/external case managers/managed care organizations, functions as a liaison with other hospital intake departments.




Assessment & Referral:

1.  Attend morning flash or assign a designee to report prior days admissions activity

2.  Establish and sustain a strong clinical focus in the department

3.  Establish and sustain a process for timely review and completion for nurse to nurse referrals.

4.  Directs the screening of potential patients for admission into the program and initiate the integrated assessment process.

5.  As a clinician, assists administration, physicians and clinical staff in the assessment of pending admits to determine appropriateness of level of care and communicates pending admissions to the Nursing Department.

6.  Use the approved admission criteria and make decisions concerning the level of care for treatment using the least restrictive level appropriate.  The plan for episode of care is initiated at admission to all levels of care.

7.  Plans, coordinates and evaluates direct and indirect facility assessments and patient admissions.

8.  Ensures that all vital patient assessment information is referred accurately to the attending physicians, and that patient historical information obtained is complete to facilitate an accurate determination for the appropriate level of care.

9.  Monitor documentation and audits records to assure compliance. Give feedback to staff to improve quality of documentation.

10.  Establish and sustain a process for contraband and belongings

11.  Functions as a liaison between physicians and families, coordinates with transportation services and other mental health facilities to organize the admission procedures.


Valley Hospital is centrally located with easy access to many areas of greater Phoenix. We are between North 35th and 36th Streets with East Earl to our north and East Thomas to our south. Valley Hospital is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. the nation's largest facilities based provider of behavioral health.


Having trouble applying?  You can fax your resume to Human Resources at 602-952-3983


Valley Hospital offers a competitive salary and a generous benefit package.



Education:  Grad uate from an accredited program of professional nursing required; Bachelor's

Degree preferred.

Experience:  A minimum of five (5) years direct clinical experience in a psychiatric or mental health setting required.   Working knowledge of the Addiction & Recovery field and experience in clinical interviewing, patient assessment, family motivation, treatment planning, communicating with external review organizations or comparable entities, and working effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.

Licensure:  R.N. required

Additional Requirements:  Complete knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.  Trained in Satori  Alternative to Managing Aggression (SAMA).

Thorough knowledge of JCAHO, CMS, OSHA requirements, and state and federal regulatory requirements.



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