So rewarding to work Intakr/Assessment and interfacxe with peiple insuch a vulnerable state of life $ death self-decision & coordinating all possibili
Pros: great and reasonable cafeteria, direct supervisor always available for questions/concerns, and pitched in when over-run with 'walk-in patients'.
Cons: pay not up to general local & national standards
I loved interfacing with people who were showing up to save their own lives. Assessing their needs; inpt, outpt, community services?
Actively listening to what their true needs were and coordinating any and all services to meet those needs was beyond rewarding. I often,(but always with individual discretion, share my own personal experiences with addiction,(1984), & valuable, life-changing work of recovery. Became seriously adept at determining the needed level of care services and getting the needed pre-approval from the insurance Co. to meet all medical criteria.(100% success rate at gaining pre-admission approvals from all 3rd party medical benefit providers). Physicians routinely trusted my level of care recommendations, plus all aftercare recommendations. Was well respected and worked with highly professional co-workers.