Intake Specialist
Meharry Medical College

Nashville, Tennessee

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This position will coordinate the intake component of the Elam Mental Health Center. Includes conducting telephone and personal intake interviews, providing a thorough bio-psycho-social assessment, triaging clients based on information received, providing crisis intervention as required, and coordinating patient care with referring agencies.

Daily Operations

  • Complete a thorough biopsychosocial assessment (ASI & ASAM PPC-2R) on each client during intake. Create and maintain client file with Intake Screening, Consent, Assessment, Release of Information and other documentations. Supervise Interns in the completion of same.
  • Provide group or individual counseling on an as needed basis; Provide crisis intervention counseling, and referrals when needed.
  • Participate in Process Improvement and Project Teams as assigned; Attend all appropriate patient care conferences and staff meetings; Respect and protect client's rights and ensure that client's respect the rights of others by appropriately intervening and reporting when program rule violations occur.
  • Maintain, and practice skills regarding sensitivity to the cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds of clients and others contacted in carrying out job responsibilities.
  • Participate in funding agency training activities as required; Maintain a functional knowledge of internal and funding agencies standards of service delivery and documentation; Assist in the collection and reporting of statistical data to funding and other agencies as required.
  • Conduct follow up phone calls, letters, etc. to the referral sources, courts, and officials as needed; Keep and enter data as to when and where clients are admitted or transferred to a level of care. Maintain clinical records and required paperwork in compliance with agency standards; Adhere to the guidelines as stated in the Meharry Medical College Policy and Procedures Manual.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills
  • A comprehensive knowledge of addictions, withdrawal, and other behavioral health issues.
  • Ability to interact effectively with staff, clients, agencies, etc.
  • Possess strong clinical, assessment, and organizational skills

Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelors' degree in behavioral sciences field from an accredited college or university with a minimum of three (3) years experience is required. Master degree preferred.


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