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State Hospital Liaison 

Description

Wyandot BHN is seeking a dedicated State Hospital Liaison to provide liaison services to Wyandotte County adult residents hospitalized at Osawatomie State Hospital (OSH) or designative state hospital alternative beds. Participate in admission, ongoing treatment and discharge planning. Coordinate follow-up services to ensure a smooth transition from the state hospital back to community based services. Provide screening and evaluation of consumers hospitalized at OSH when necessary. Complete Intakes for new clients when necessary.

Essentail Job Duties:

  • Travel weekly to Osawatomie State Hospital.
  • Coordinate information and services between Wyandot Center and OSH or designated state hospital alternative beds that relate to a consumers admission, ongoing treatment, discharge and outpatient follow-up.
  • Coordinate or complete intakes to open services at Wyandot Center for clients at OSH as needed.
  • Serve as a representative of Wyandot Center at OSH and as a resource for community based services.
  • Confer with Wyandot Center staff, family and professionals from other agencies to gather information, coordinate services and participate in discharge planning.
  • Attend treatment team meetings at OSH for Wyandotte county residents as allowed by OSH.
  • Actively participate in the treatment planning of consumers who are admitted to OSH or designated state hospital alternatives by seeking input from treatment team members from both Wyandot Center and the hospital, participating in discharge planning and coordinating services upon discharge.
  • Conduct Mental Health Reform screens to adults and provide or arrange for treatment and assessment services to individuals who were diverted from hospitalization.
  • Responsible for requesting and securing appropriate state hospital records to be included in Wyandot Center's medical record(s).
  • Maintain program data and develop reports to insure appropriate accountability.
  • Complete required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Attend quarterly liaison meetings at OSH.
  • Maintain positive and professional working relationships with all staff at OSH, other psychiatric hospital units and Wyandot Center and seeks out supervision/support when conflict arises.
  • Collaborate with OSH and nursing facility for mental health staff, to assist with obtaining nursing home placement, as needed.
  • Conduct PASRRs screens for individuals at OSH, designated state hospital alternative beds or other psychiatric hospitals as needed
  • Coordinate and secure transportation for Wyandotte County residents, upon discharge, to help them return to the community.
  • Communicate with the Care and Treatment Judge and DA's office as needed regarding recommendations regarding OTO (Outpatient Treatment Orders) and other court matters
  • Act as a liaison to other community psychiatric hospitals, including but not limited to University of Kansas hospital and Shawnee Mission Medical Center. This would include all responsibilities listed above
  • Provide back-up coverage to the crisis clinic as available and needed

 
Position Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or a related field
  • Must have a license through the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as Qualified Mental Health Professional
  • Familiar with treatment approaches and needs of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with staff in various departments and community agencies.
  • Ability to provide direction for programming and planning purposes.
  • Ability to work autonomously in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Strong diplomatic skills to effectively articulate clinical impressions and advocate for client needs to a diverse group of professionals.
  • Crisis and Access Services requires strong team skills with a positive spirit, high energy and a “can-do” personality.
  • Strong care coordination skills, with a commitment to seeing things through.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Hours  
Division Wyandot Center  
About the Organization Wyandot Behavioral Health Network (Wyandot BHN) is a family of organizations serving the behavioral health needs of Wyandotte County, Kansas, and beyond.

Our network of organizations provides resources for adults, children and families in need of behavioral health services; individuals experiencing homelessness; assistance with housing, employment, and other needs.

Wyandot BHN organizations include:

• Kim Wilson Housing, Inc. - Supportive housing program
• RSI - 24/7 Crisis Center
• PACES - Children & adolescents behavioral health care center
• Wyandot Center - Adult behavioral health care center  
EOE Statement Wyandot Behavioral Health Network's family of organizations: Kim Wilson Housing, PACES, RSI and Wyandot Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of Wyandot Behavioral Health Network to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender (to include orientation, identity or expression), disability, handicap, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. Any act of retaliation or discrimination against any person who has filed a complaint or assisted or participated in any investigation involving a complaint is prohibited.
 

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