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Coordinator, Intake, Substance Abuse Unit, St Elizabeth Hospital, Chicago

Date: Aug 7, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60622

Company: Presence Health

Requisition ID: 67491

Ministry:  Presence St Elizabeth Hosp

Location: Presence St Elizabeth Hosp

Location Address:
1431 North Western Avenue, Chicago, IL  60622 United States (US)



Department: 20110030 Substance Abuse Unit STE 

Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 40
Employment Status: Full-time 
Employment Type: Regular 
Shift: Day


Thank you for your interest in pursuing Behavioral Health opportunities with Amita Health.

Are you looking for a career that will give your life purpose?  Are you looking for a career choice that will affect peoples’ lives in a positive way?

If so, we have the right opportunity for you. Here with Amita’s Behavioral Health departments we give you an opportunity to have a rewarding career not just a job. Our goal is to help our associates grow their careers with our focus on development, a team orientated atmosphere and our goal to create a great place to work.  Here, you can make a difference by doing the work that you love while making a significant impact on people’s lives and the communities we serve.




The Coordinator, Intake provides intake services (admission, transfer services, crisis management, psychiatric assessment, case management, discharge planning/disposition, psychiatric management services) for the assigned department or unit. Provides appropriate patient referrals to the psychiatrists and other physicians.




  1. Independently performs all Intake Services for the assigned department or unit. Provides clinical assessment and services to patients and families in the department and inpatient units. Coordinates and facilitates admissions to inpatient psychiatric units and/or outpatient referrals as indicated.
  2. Performs Psychiatric Intake Assessments utilizing Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4Th Edition (DSM-IV R) standards to determine clinical appropriateness and criteria for admission, transfer, or discharge. Formulates recommendations for disposition. Integrates knowledge of the State of Illinois legal system including, but not limited to, the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) guidelines and procedures, etc. in the decision-making process.
  3. Functions in an autonomous manner utilizing critical thinking skills, strong crisis management, and assessment expertise.
  4. Provides Case Management Services in the area of pre-authorization and pre-certification of benefits. Provides insurance companies with a Clinical Assessment. Determines third party payer benefits and develops alternative plans for those without benefits or out of network.
  5. Maintains relationships with other hospital programs and community agencies to increase referrals to the program.  Responds promptly to the intake telephone line, provides crisis phone triage/crisis intervention, and refers clients to appropriate inpatient, outpatient or long term care programs and services.
  6. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge for the admitting and registration process, including the related computer programs.  Assures that all legal forms (including State of Illinois and other legal forms for both voluntary and involuntary admissions) are completed promptly for accurate record keeping and processing.
  7. Accepts accountability for promoting and maintaining effective and positive interdepartmental and inter-team work relationships. Communicates effectively to serve as a positive and effective liaison and advocate between staff, physicians, and other departments.
    This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions.  Other duties may be assigned.
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    Education and/or Experience  
    Bachelor’s degree required in psychology, counseling or related field required.
    Master’s degree preferred.
    Computer Skills          
    Proficient in Microsoft Office software and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) required.                                              
    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) required upon hire and CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) certification required within 6 weeks of hire.
    Social Work or Counseling licensure preferred.


Business Unit: Presence St Elizabeth Hosp

Job FunctionBehavioral Health 


EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Medical, Clinic, Behavioral Health, Counseling, Substance Abuse, Healthcare