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Behavioral Health Coordinator

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Basalt
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Company Overview:

Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital. Aspen Valley Hospital is a twenty-five-bed community hospital that represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center. Our award-winning hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO, includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient care of any hospital across the country.

AVH requires COVID-19 Vaccination for all Staff.

This Position Offers:

Highly competitive pay, comprehensive benefits package (including generous PTO, health insurance within your first 30 days, retirement), being part of a very cohesive & supportive team, and four of North America's top ski resorts at your doorstep.

Job Overview:

The Behavioral Health Coordinator provides psychosocial support, including clinical assessment/counseling and concrete services, to patients/caregivers of Aspen Valley Hospital

Primary Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services. May also provide care and case management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.
  • Consults with the case management team to assist with transitions of care for patients with significant psychosocial needs. Provide end-of-life care discussion, to include Advanced Directives, when appropriate.
  • Provides clinical assessment and counseling for Aspen Valley Hospital inpatients and outpatients as needed/requested.
  • Collaborates with physicians, nursing staff, families, and other disciplines to develop a plan of care to address identified psychosocial needs.
  • Serves as member of the transitions of care team on a consulting basis to assist with patients with complex psychosocial needs.
  • Maintains an accurate and complete record of all communications and work generated.
  • Assists patients and families with the social precipitants, impacts of illness and disability, and easing transition from the hospital to other levels of care by utilizing a spectrum of support services. Provide continuity in care plans via smooth and effective linkages with needed community resources for both inpatients and outpatients.
  • Assists with the gathering, analysis and dissemination of information pertaining to the prevention, assessment and treatment of disease, and the maintenance of health, from a psychosocial perspective.
  • Assistance with short and long term disability applications/questions/concerns.
  • Provide assessment, therapeutic intervention and referrals for any person confronting a mental health crisis.
  • Facilitates support groups as needed.
  • Provides behavioral health and coping mechanism education to staff, patients and families as needed/requested
  • Provides education to other health care professionals in the social and emotional aspects of illness. Coordinates alliances with other hospital professionals in the provision of health education services to patients.
  • Coordinates and makes referrals to community resources which meet patient's needs.
  • Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and coworker expectations.
  • Represents the department/hospital as a dedicated, courteous, and responsive employee

    Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a social work or behavioral health counseling role preferred in the healthcare environment (at least 1 year in a hospital setting required).
    • MSW required.
    • Current Colorado Social Work License required (LCSW preferred, LSW considered)

      Benefits & Compensation:

      Hire-in rates of pay are based upon the relevance of years of experience, education and certifications. Our talent acquisition team will help you understand how your direct experience will be considered.

      Pay range for new hires: $35.65 - $46.38/hr.

      Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous paid time off, health insurance within your first 30 days, and retirement, which can be viewed here.

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Snowmass , Behavioral Health Coordinator, Healthcare , Basalt, Colorado

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