Admissions Specialist - Per Diem/On Call

  • Job Reference: 462870982-2
  • Date Posted: 2 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Cascade Behavioral Health
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

We are now hiring for Per Diem/On Call Admissions Specialists. The Admissions Specialist assists prospective patients and referral sources with assessing and admitting patients into the appropriate inpatient program.

The specialist will respond to prospective patients and referral sources by providing psychological assessments and/or appropriate treatment options. The Admissions Specialist may also be required to provide managed care entities with clinical information regarding patient psychiatric hospitalization. Responsibilities include coordinating with internal and external customers and referral sources.

Key Job Duties Include:

  • Facilitate admissions and assessment processes for incoming patients.
  • Respond to inquiries about the facility within facility policy timeframes.
  • Schedule/complete pre-admission assessments and communicate recommendations to patients or their families.
  • Collaborate with other facilities' medical and psychiatric personnel to ensure appropriate recommendations and admissions.
  • Coordinate admission and transfer between levels of care within the facility.
  • Communicate projected admissions to the designated internal representative in a timely manner.
  • Perform insurance benefit verifications, disseminating the information gathered to patients, their families, and other appropriate facility staff.
  • Ensure all medical admission documentation is gathered from external sources prior to patient admission and secure initial pre-authorization for treatment and admission.
  • Assist individual therapists with concurrent reviews with insurance companies to secure continued treatment.
  • Coordinate and facilitate peer to peer reviews when needed and collaborate the results of reviews with multi-disciplinary treatment team.
  • Provide accurate and ongoing assessment of patient status in the admissions process.
  • Communicate treatment recommendations and coordinate with other treatment teams.


  • Education and professional licensure as Registered Nurse (RN) or LMHC/LICSW is required.
  • Minimum one year of experience working with individuals in a clinical or observational capacity, preferably within the behavioral health area.
  • CPR/First Aid, and de-escalation/restraint certification training is required (available upon hire and offered by our facility).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)