The overall responsibility of a hospital liaison is to be the key connection between the Mental Health Center (MHC) and the inpatient or subacute facility (ATU, CSU, etc). The primary job is to ensure clients are receiving the most effective care in the most efficient manner.; duties include ensuring that proper treatment is being delivered, the client is being served at the most appropriate level of care, overseeing quality of care issues, case management, exchanging information back and forth from MHC treatment team to hospital/ATU/CSU treatment team, and aftercare planning and community resource acquisition that facilitate the most successful discharge possible. The hospital liaison provides clinical case management and disposition planning in collaboration with the facility and the MHC. The liaison also plays an important role in the utilization management details regarding concurrent review and authorization decisions for Medicaid clients.
Other Duties: Other duties as assigned.
Note: Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.
Master’s Degree in health or behavioral health related field. License as mental health professional required. Minimum of two years’ clinical experience including clinical case management, inpatient or hospital liaison work, and treatment and disposition planning. Position requires experience with managed care systems, clients with acute and chronic mental illness, knowledge of internal and community resources, knowledge of internal referral procedures, familiarity with utilization management principles, knowledge about operations at inpatient and ATU-like facilities, experience with relevant computer applications, good communication skills and good organizational skills.