Summit Oaks Hospital is located in Summit, New Jersey and is one of the longest standing mental health and substance abuse treatment centers in the state. Since 1902, Summit Oaks Hospital has been providing quality mental health care for children (5-12), adolescents (13-17) and adults (18 and older) who have been struggling with psychiatric and substance abuse issues.
The staff at Summit Oaks Hospital is comprised of psychiatrists, nurses, clinicians and counselors. Our highly skilled and certified professionals are dedicated to providing the individualized treatment needed for patients who want to regain control of their lives.
Summit Oaks Hospital takes pride in offering high quality care to our patients and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report's annual review of "Best Hospitals." We are licensed by the state of New Jersey and are fully accredited by The Joint Commission.
Assessment and Referral Counselor (Per Diem)
If you are seeking per diem employment in the behavioral health field and enjoy working with a wide spectrum of patients, our Assessment and Referral Counselor position is for you. The Assessment and Referral Counselor is responsible for conducting assessments of incoming patients and responding to requests for services and information.
Making, documenting and processing inquiry calls in accordance with Intake policies,
Conducting assessments on individuals experiencing crises,
Participating in screening patients for admission into both inpatient and outpatient hospital programs, utilizing pre-approved admissions criteria set forth by the Medical Staff,
Providing assessments of incoming patient's mental health/chemical dependency; including precipitating events, presenting problems, treatment/substance use history, mental status and risk assessment.
Making a determination of level of care by an evaluation of the patient's needs, advocating the lowest level of care consistent with those needs.
Completing admission paperwork.
Obtaining pre-certification in accordance with insurance requirements.
Completing and documenting In house assessments with treatment or referral disposition recommendations,
Maintaining good communication with the utilization review, admitting, financial offices and other departmental staff.