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Emergency Psychiatry Program Assistant




At Centerstone, our mission is delivering care that changes people’s lives. For over 60 years, Centerstone has been providing community-based behavioral health care, substance-abuse treatment and intellectual and developmental disabilities services in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. We’re committed to bringing passionate and customer experience-focused individuals to help us continue to provide the best care to our communities. If you think you’re a good match to join our organization, please review the career opportunity below and submit your application. We look forward to hearing from you!

Job Description:

Come join our team of highly motivated and caring professionals dedicated to delivering care that changes people lives. At Centerstone we focus on career development and go above and beyond to support you in meeting our mission. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about a career with Centerstone Kentucky.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Performs such front-desk/reception functions as meeting and greeting patients and visitors, answering multi-line switchboard, fielding calls of differing subject matter and routing calls to the appropriate source. Sending and delivering faxes.
Provide resource information to callers (consumers and family members) seeking mental health and substance abuse treatment resources. Fielding calls from outside providers seeking inpatient bed or making a referral to the psychiatric emergency room. Have knowledge of Seven Counties Services programs and site locations. Ensure that patients leaving the unit have written materials including discharge paperwork, prescriptions, appointment information and contact information if crisis arises.
Provide low level crisis intervention to callers in need. Offering support, arranging for on-site crisis intervention if needed and/or linking to trained crisis counselors.
Enters various patient data in electronic information system. Routinely work with both Seven Counties and UofL Hospital electronic systems entering and retrieving clinical and demographic information.
Performs such medical records-related functions as putting together legal health records; ensuring all required clinical documentation (e. g., clinical evaluations, progress notes, legal hold forms) are present in the legal health record. Processing billing forms and ensuring that all documentation is complete.
Notarizing Mental Inquest Warrants: ensuring completion of documents and that legal requirements are met.
Arranging ambulance transport to inpatient facilities. Communication with police departments and mental inquest warrant clerks to assist clinical team in obtaining needed information. Communication with inpatient psychiatric units to facilitate a seamless transfer of patient care.
Provide low level monitoring of patients-alerting doctor and clinical team of potential or elevating agitation, contacting security staff if needed, participate in crisis intervention techniques and responding if required.
Must be proficient at multi-tasking with minimal supervision in an often fast paced environment and being a key player on a multidisciplinary team.


Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Typing speed 40 – 50 word units per minute. Strong oral and written communication skills.
One to two years’ experience working in office setting and performing various clerical or administrative tasks. Or, without any formal business school training beyond high school, three-to-four years of such experience. Experience in a mental health or social services setting preferred.



Work Schedule

Flexible - Will work with applicant


$13.99 hourly


None applicable for PRN positions.

Required Education

High School Diploma — Completion of up to 18 months’ business school, beyond high school, is preferred.

Work Location

Louisville — 530 S. Jackson Street

Application Process

Go to https://centerstone.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/CenterstoneCareers/job/Louisville-Kentucky/Emergency-Psychiatry-Program-Assistant_JR-000284. Centerstone is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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