Responsible for assessing patients in the Emergency Department and other areas of the hospital and determining with the doctor, their appropriateness for admission to our unit. Responsible for providing education to the multidisciplinary team members. Utilization Review:Responsible for both internal and external review. Monitors for appropriateness of admission, continuing stay criteria, and refers deficiencies to appropriate personnel and/or medical staff. Responsible for external reviews with insurance companies, utilization review firms and case management firms, and negotiates with them for appropriate reimbursement for treatment within the Behavioral Health Service.
Current Louisiana RN License
De-Escalation Certification completed within 90 days of employment.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.