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Hospital Liaison

Lakes Region Mental Health Center

Lakes Region Mental Health Center (LRMHC) is the community mental health center serving Belknap and southern Grafton Counties. We provide services to 24 surrounding towns, and nearly 4,000 patients each year. A non-profit, private corporation founded in 1966, Lakes Region Mental Health Center is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors dedicated to our mission.  We provide integrated mental and physical health care to children, adults, elders and their families who are living with – and recovering from- mental illness and/or emotional distress. Our dedicated professionals provide the highest quality of healthcare and collaborate with many other organizations in the region to improve access to care and meet the mental health needs of the community. By working in partnership with other health care providers, hospitals, law enforcement, corrections, courts, school districts, social workers and public health officials, we are able to provide a continuum of care for our patients and improve the quality of life in the Lakes Region.


Ensures continuity of care through effective discharge planning and care coordination of patients admitted to a psychiatric hospital from Lakes Region Mental Health Center (LRMHC) and all patients being discharged from a psychiatric hospital to the Region 3 catchment area and LRMHC services.  It is the responsibility of the Liaison to facilitate and organize provision of services within their assigned area and to enhance the awareness of mental health issues for patients and their families through consultation and facilitation of educational experiences to staff, other service providers, schools, and the community at large.

Requirements:

The individual must possess the knowledge, skills and ability noted below or be able to explain and demonstrate how they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some combination of skills and abilities.  Must also posses the necessary physical capacities, with or without the aid of mechanical devices or other forms of accommodation, to safely perform the primary functions of the job.

1.Working knowledge of diagnosis, treatment planning, medications, counseling and crisis intervention techniques. 
2.Ability to organize work-load so that his/her clinical and administrative duties are completed in a timely and thorough manner without the need for direct supervision.
3.Understands the Genesis mission and applies this knowledge productively to shape internal policies and external contacts.
4.Must be able to establish a rapport with patients.  Must treat the patients with dignity and respect.
5.Must be capable of working closely with other agency staff to expand the knowledge of mental health services both within the program and across to other programs. 
6.Must be able to develop strong working relationships with external services.
7.Must have basic computer skills.
8.Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
9.Must have the ability to read and analyze data and reports.

Must be able to tolerate periods of heavy workload, to include long working hours and the balancing of conflicting demands.
 
Qualifications:
Education:  Bachelors’ required, Masters preferred in mental health counseling, social work, psychology, nursing, counseling or other related field as specified in He-M426-11 and He-M426-13.
Experience:  Two to three years’ experience in mental health.
Licensure/Certification:  May need to be license eligible in NH as an LCMHC or LICSW for Master’s level positions.  Other credentialing as indicated for purposes of the position.  Must possess a valid NH driver's license.
 
Work Schedule:

Generally works Monday through Friday with occasional requirements to cover emergencies after hours.

Salary:

This is a full time exempt position with annual compensation per Lakes Region Mental Health Center’s compensation policies.

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of their supervisor, and within the center’s program policies and procedures, performs the following functions:

Essential Functions:
1.Coordinates discharge of patients to include community reintegration and access to clinically appropriate level of care. Monitors outcome measures for patient recovery Identifies priorities and organizes resources to address those priorities. Meets with patients in the hospital, hospital staff and patient’s families as appropriate. Evaluates barriers to discharge and works with patient, hospital and LRMHC to remove barriers
2.Provides timely updates on admissions and discharge planning to the treatment team. Consults with treatment team regarding recommended conditional discharge criteria and communicates this to hospital. Tracks all conditional discharges and release status and communicates this to the treatment team
3.Insures that relevant documentation, to include medications, is available in the LRMHC record at the time of discharge
4.Attends liaison meetings at NHH and other hospitals as scheduled
5.Schedules or provides intake assessments at discharge on new patients. Schedules or provides hospital discharge follow up appointments. Provides program coverage for emergent patients and those requiring assessment/intake.
6.May assist in the development and preparation of data and reports; provide administrative and procedural functions and training for staff.
7.Maintains necessary credentialing to perform job duties.
8.May assist with Quality Improvement and Utilization Review functions.
9.Meets with Coordinators to review/problem solve around issues pertinent to program operation
10.Participates in program marketing and public relations efforts and provides community education and consultation
11.Serves on agency committees as requested
12.Performs other work related duties as assigned by the Program Director or designee

Attendance is an essential function of this position.

How to Apply:

Visit www.lrmhc.org/careers to apply

Job Location:

Laconia

Date Added: March 29, 2021

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