Job Description

NORCAP Lodge - Clinical Evaluator

Department: 0600.40545 - NORCAP LODGE

Reports To: Supervisor of Triage and Evaluation, Administraitve Director

Job Code: MNNCGS-6700

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Summary: The Clinical Evaluator determines the appropriate level of care for patients and initiates the treatment process. The Clinical Evaluator will also formulate the diagnosis based upon thr DSM-V and ASAM criteria.

Key Reponsibilities: The Clinical Evaluator
Initiates and completes comprehensive psychosocial assessment and evaluates history of or current psych problems and/or substance abuse.
skill in diagnosing patients based upon presenting symptoms and past history according to DMS criteria.
knowledge of levels of care in substance abuse treatment and criteria needed to assess the different levels according to ASAM criteria.
knowledge of the relationship between substance abuse and psychopathology.
thorough knowledge of abuse laws and legal procedures when needed to protect client / minors and reports when necessary.
flexibility and ability to use a wide range of psychotherapeutic interventions based upon the patients need.
Informs patient of treatment process and treatment options, including self-help groups.
Communicates assessment information to health insurance managed care companies for prior authorization for recommended treatment and reports issues to Case Management.
Engages patient into recommended treatment program and makes proper referral when indicated.
Files 51A with MA Department of Children and Families as needed.

Required Knowledge & Skills: Demonstrates competency in use of computer as needed for the unit
Knowledge of DMS-V
Maintains the requirements for professional licensure as required by state law

Education: Master's degree required, and license preferred

Experience: Substance and mental health experience required

Certification/Licensure: LMHC or LICSW perferred

Software/Hardware: Meditech, MS Office Suite

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