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Mental Health Clerk Job



Job Number: 80740276000

Location: New Castle, IN

Date Posted: 11-16-2017

 

Wexford of Indiana LLC is a member of the Wexford family of companies: a group of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies. Wexford provides clients with experienced management; technologically advanced services; and programs that control costs while ensuring quality of care.

 

For more than two decades, the Wexford companies have consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.

 

MENTAL HEALTH CLERK

Full Time Days

New Castle Correctional Facility - New Castle, IN

 

We’re proud to offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Annual review with performance increase
  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement saving plans
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Mental Health Clerk is responsible for providing secretarial and organizational support to the facility behavioral health staff members.

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Answer telephone and respond to telephone inquiries in a prompt/professional manner.

2. Prepare outgoing correspondences as requested.

3. Assist with data entry as needed including spreadsheet and database applications.

4. Maintains mental health clinic logs and ensures that appointments are scheduled according to IDOC protocols.

5. Create files, assists in filing, copying and helps maintain files.

6. Complete work orders as requested by staff members.

7. Assist with typing and word processing for the department.

8. Process prospective employees.

9. Maintain personnel files.

10. Assist with Quality Improvement.

11. Cross train to assist other department members.

12. Type and distribute minutes as assigned.

13. Data entry for payroll.  Ensure that all data information is complete, accurate, and entered into payroll in a timely manner.

The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.


 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Licensing: None

Certification: CPR

Experience: Two (2) years experience in an office environment; have knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications, knowledge of basic record keeping procedures and ability to extract and organize information; ability to operate standard office equipment, and have good interpersonal, organizational, communication and time-management skills.

Education: High school diploma, GED or formal educational equivalent of same.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands that are described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, to hear and to see, to stand, walk, and sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, instruments or controls, to reach with hands and arms, to stoop or crouch, balance and kneel, may be required to lift and/or move persons, carts, emergency equipment or other objects.  Must be able to ambulate throughout the facility for extended periods of time.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Must be able to clearly communicate orally and via written and typed correspondence and notes using various forms, records, charts, and electronic media.

 

This position may require rotating assignments operating on a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week schedule where employee is subject to both voluntary and mandatory overtime.

Employee may be exposed to a challenging environment, which may include exposure to bloodborne and airborne pathogens, verbal and physical assault, and loud noises.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Office: Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel.

Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.

Travel: Minimal

 

 


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