Minutes away from Orlando, La Amistad Behavioral Health Services is set in quiet, residential areas in Maitland and Winter Park, Florida. We treat individuals ranging from children and adolescents to adults. We have treatment programs for psychiatric issues, chemical dependency issues, and dual diagnosis for those suffering from both. The therapeutic environment at La Amistad is serene and homelike, and the semitropical climate of Central Florida allows for year-round activities. The greatest asset at our mental health facility is our staff, comprising highly-qualified psychiatrists, psychologists, professional nurses, social workers, therapists and psychiatric attendants who work as a team to uphold La Amistad's reputation for excellence in helping patients resolve behavioral health problems.
La Amistad Behavioral Health Services is a leader in the field of behavioral health care, and our experts are committed to providing the highest quality of care in an atmosphere that nurtures healing and growth. La Amistad enjoys full accreditation by The Joint Commission. La Amistad believes in building healthy communities, which start with healthy individuals, linked through sound relationships to their families, friends, neighbors and peers.
Director of Admissions Behavioral Health
Under the general supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, this position is responsible for the patient intake process: implementing, monitoring, and evaluating that process. The Director is responsible for all patient intake calls; providing information to individuals, agencies, facilities, and professional staff (physicians, consulting professionals) requesting information regarding potential admissions, developing and/or maintaining relationships with ongoing sources of referral to alternate treatment sources when appropriate.
Monitors all Intake Calls received during the day, after hours and ensures follow up by department staff on all calls and internet inquires.
Obtains clinical information on potential patients. Determines provisional diagnosis. Interprets clinical information for clinical assessment.
Initiates verification of insurance coverage to determine viability of insurance for indidivudals seeking admission and being admitted.
Coordinates admissions with MDs and facility staff.
Assists in the location of an available, suitable treatment resource when the patient is not appropriate for the clinical program at La Amistad.
Maintains intake reports and provides pending admission information to Daily Operations.
Works close with major admitting sources, such as, physicians, physician offices, other hospitals, agencies, employees, etc.
Orients resident and family/guardian to the facility covering policies such as phone, mail, visiting, personal belongings, key contacts at the facility and participation in the treatment process.
Monitors condition in the facility that adversely affects the Patient Intake Process and reports these to appropriate individuals.
Proposes new policies and procedures that will make the Patient Intake Process smoother and more comfortable for patients.
Compiles special reports, such as, for marketing, administration, daily operations, etc. as requested.
Interviews, hires, develops, counsels, disciplines, and terminates staff as necessary, following all hospital human resources policies.