Assess clients to determine fit for outpatient treatment and establish provisional diagnosis and initial treatment plan. Effectively communicates and collaborates with all members of the health care team to facilitate the episode of care so the patient receives services in a safe and timely manner, and the patient is provided all necessary resources and education. Maintain contact with client's referring physician/professional, as well as any other pertinent treatment providers, to ensure optimum level of care. Assess patients' psychosocial risk factors through evaluation of prior functioning levels, appropriateness and adequacy of support systems, reaction to illness, and ability to cope. Uses behavioral health integration to assess and counsel patients; and mobilizes family/community resources to meet identified needs. Provides mental health assessments of patients upon physician referral.
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