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Assessment Referral Registered Nurse 

About the Organization CenterPointe Hospitals and Signature Psychiatric Hospitals are premier providers of behavioral health care services, delivered with compassion for patients and their families, respect for employees, physicians and other health professionals, accountability for clinical and ethical performance, and responsibility to the communities we serve. We are free-standing acute psychiatric hospitals with locations in St. Charles, Columbia, Kansas City and Liberty, Missouri.

Treatment is based on the belief that, through a combination of medically managed care and therapeutic intervention and education, patients can learn to effectively manage their illnesses and cope with the effects on their lives.

Location Signature Psychiatric Hospital - NKC  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Shift Days  
Position Assessment Referral Counselor I  

Assessment Referral Registered Nurse responsible for responding to inquiry calls, scheduling assessments, providing appropriate clinical screening of potential admissions, providing appropriate referrals, and interfacing with Assessment and Referral staff/Physicians and the Business Office.

Position Requirements


Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited program in mental health, nursing, psychology, social work, or related field and certification from the state of Missouri in substance abuse (CRADC, CRAADC, QAP, RADC, RADC-P, CCDP) required.

Experience: 3-5 years of prior substance abuse counseling experience required. Sufficient direct clinical experience in a psychiatric or mental health setting, with direct experience in patient assessment, family motivation, treatment planning, and communication with external review organizations of comparable entities.

License: BS required for Counselor I. If nursing discipline, RN licensure is required.

Additional Requirements: CPR certification and Crisis Prevention (CPI) during orientation and prior to assisting in a restraining procedure. May be required to work flexible hours and overtime.


  • Knowledge of assessment and referral techniques/procedures.
  • Knowledge of external review organizations (i.e. managed care, Medicare, Medicaid)
  • Knowledge of patients’ rights, advanced directives, adult/ child abuse laws, and emergency detention.
  • Strong leadership and negotiation skills
  • Effective communication in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Knowledge of patient assessment, individual/family treatment methods, complex patient care planning, and treatment planning techniques.
  • Knowledge and utilization of crisis intervention techniques.
  • Knowledge of payor resources and financial planning.
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Req Number ADM-22-00009  

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