The Pavilion Behavioral Health System currently has a full time
Admissions Counselor position available. The hours for this
position are 3:00pm - 11:30 pm. Qualified candidates will possess
either a Master's degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or
Human Services field or licensed in the State of Illinois as an
The Pavilion Behavioral Health System is a 106-bed psychiatric
hospital located in Champaign, Illinois. We offer inpatient
psychiatric services to youth and adults as well as a voluntary
drug and alcohol addiction recovery program for adults and a
residential treatment center to youth ages 10-19.
As a member of the highly respected healthcare provider
Universal Health Services, Inc., we offer comprehensive pay and
generous benefits including health, dental, vision, life insurance,
tuition reimbursement and 401(k). Shift differentials for evening,
night and weekend shifts are also part of our benefits package.
Interested candidates can fill out an online application at
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The Admissions Counselor provides telephonic and in-person risk
assessment to assist the physician in identification of appropriate
level of care for potential patients. The Admissions Counselor is
the initial contact with referral sources and potential patients,
coordinates the referral and intake process, facilitates the
admission process and maintains communication with referral
sources, families, patients and unit staff. The Admissions
Counselor is responsible for the verification and prior
authorization of insurance benefits as needed.
The specifications listed below are representative of the
knowledge, skill, and ability to meet the minimum requirements for
this position. Staff must demonstrate knowledge and skill in
provision of services to various populations including children,
adolescents, adults, older adults and dually diagnosed patients in
an inpatient and outpatient setting.
Essential Job Duties
Answers telephone using the appropriate greeting and attempts to
obtain all pertinent clinical, demographic and insurance
information from the caller to determine caller's needs.
Performs telephonic risk screening to determine level of
suicidality/homicidality with caller in crisis.
Demonstrates knowledge of admission criteria for inpatient and
outpatient levels of care and is able to recommend appropriate
service recommendations for each individual. Provides referral
recommendations to appropriate resources whenever a caller is not
appropriate for services.
Schedules assessments with potential patients and referral
sources and explains the assessment/admission process.
Promptly greets patient and family upon notification of their
arrival. Informs patient and family of evaluation and admission
Conducts walk-in and scheduled assessments, coordinates with the
reviewing psychiatrist, and makes appropriate clinical
recommendations for the individual seeking care. Conducts
assessments for pre-accepted patient transfers (direct admits)
coming from hospitals and other approved referral sources.
Identifies potential problematic disposition cases, including
placement problems, medical needs or developmental delays, and
seeks supervision prior to acceptance.
Accurately and thoroughly enters information into the electronic
medical records system in accordance with departmental
Accurately and thoroughly reviews and completes all admission
paperwork, ensures patient signature on all required areas. All
information is reviewed with patient in an understandable manner
with consideration of age and ability.
Demonstrates knowledge of voluntary admission and involuntary
procedures for court commitment.
Coordinates and arranges for emergency medical or psychiatric
care in the event a patient is medically compromised or if we
cannot accommodate the patient; completes Memorandum of Transfer
Makes appropriate referral for alternative level of care or
notifies referral source for follow up if patient is determined not
to be appropriate for admission. Completes referrals and Crisis
Safety Plan for patients being referred out.
Documents in a clear, concise, and timely manner. Utilizes
appropriate terminology in documentation.
Exhibits excellent customer relations skills as evidenced by
supportive and constructive communication with all contacts
including coworkers, patients, visitors, families and referral
Promotes a safe work environment for self, patients and
coworkers by complying with environment of care, safety, infection
control and universal precaution guidelines.
Acquires and maintains current knowledge in assessment
techniques, crisis intervention, varying levels of care and
- Participates in staff meetings, hospital committees, program
development and innovations which will enhance the quality of
services provided to patients.