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Clinical Evaluator PASRR (PRN) Must Reside near Wichita Kansas

Acentra Health

Wichita, kansas

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CNSI and Kepro are now Acentra Health! Acentra Health exists to empower better health outcomes through technology, services, and clinical expertise. Our mission is to innovate health solutions that deliver maximum value and impact.

Lead the Way is our rallying cry at Acentra Health. Think of it as an open invitation to embrace the company’s mission, actively engage in problem-solving, and take ownership of your work daily. Acentra Health offers you unparalleled opportunities. In fact, you have all you need to take charge of your career and accelerate better outcomes – making this a great time to join our team of passionate individuals dedicated to being a vital partner for health solutions in the public sector.

Acentra seeks a Behavioral Health Clinical Evaluator to join our growing team. 

Job Summary:

As a Clinical Evaluator (PASRR) for Preadmission Screening and Resident Review, you will conduct face-to-face assessments to facilitate appropriate placement and care in and around Wichita, Kansas. Your role involves providing essential evaluations to enhance patient well-being and improve their quality of life. These assessments, primarily conducted in nursing homes, hospitals, or community-based settings, play a crucial role in determining the level and scope of care required for each patient.

As a trusted expert, you will evaluate, determine, and recommend the next level of care to improve overall quality of life. This is a (PRN) hybrid role, combining work from your home office with travel to evaluate patients in your local area, including Wichita area. Travel expenses, all mileage and parking will be fully reimbursed.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct thorough and accurate clinical assessments of patients, reviewing relevant records and collateral sources to ensure precise screenings, evaluations, and determinations.
  • Make informed decisions regarding the appropriate level of care and service needs based on comprehensive evaluations of patients’ physical, mental, and psychological health.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of psychiatric disorders as outlined by the latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual utilized in Kansas.
  • Possess an understanding of the standards of practice for mental health, as well as for intellectual and developmental disabilities, geriatric care, and conditions typically necessitating long-term care services and supports.
  • Expertly confirm clinical diagnoses, taking into account psychological and behavioral factors.
  • Engage professionally with healthcare professionals, patients, and their families, and other support.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with individuals and groups, employing spoken, written, and electronic media.
  • Utilize computer equipment and web-based software effectively in the execution of duties.
  • Monitor and manage personal performance metrics to adhere to required turnaround times.
  • Ensure adherence to established workflows and compliance with standards.
  • Participate actively in meetings, and provide valuable input during case consultations and peer reviews as necessary.
  • Stay informed on current literature, regulations, and research pertaining to long-term care, mental illness, medical conditions, and geriatrics.

The list of accountabilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties that management may deem necessary.

 Required Qualifications/Experience:

  • Active, unrestricted licensure in Kansas such as Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) , Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP), Licensed Mental Health Professional (LMHP) or Licensed Nurse Practitioner (LNP).
  • Minimum 2 + years' experience in assessing and diagnosing individuals with mental or psychiatric disorders, including expertise in complex differential diagnoses related to substance use, medical conditions, cognitive issues, and dementia.
  • At least 1 year of experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities or related conditions.
  • Graduation from an accredited college with a degree relevant to the field.
  • Working knowledge of the Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) requirements as per Federal Regulation 42 CFR or Chapter 483.
  • Skilled in assessing and analyzing psychological, emotional, behavioral, and physical functioning to develop appropriate level of care recommendations based on clinical evaluations.
  • Knowledge of psychiatric disorders as outlined by the latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual in use in Kansas.
  • Understanding of standards of practice for determining Level of Care.
  • Strong familiarity with public mental health and medical programs.
  • Demonstrated experience working with the geriatric population.
  • Proven ability to formulate clinical diagnoses, considering psychological and behavioral factors.
  • Strong communication skills, capable of effective interaction with individuals and groups via spoken, written, and electronic media.
  • Skilled in using computer equipment based software for work purposes and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize and execute tasks efficiently within set timelines.

Why us

We are a team of experienced and caring leaders, clinicians, pioneering technologists, and industry professionals who come together to redefine expectations for the healthcare industry. State and federal healthcare agencies, providers, and employers turn to us as their vital partner to ensure better healthcare and improve health outcomes. 

We do this through our people

You will have meaningful work that genuinely improves people's lives nationwide. Our company cares about our employees, giving you the tools and encouragement, you need to achieve the finest work of your career. 

Thank You!

We know your time is valuable and we thank you for applying for this position. Due to the high volume of applicants, only those who are chosen to advance in our interview process will be contacted. We sincerely appreciate your interest in Acentra Health and invite you to apply to future openings that may be of interest. Best of luck in your search!

~ The Acentra Health Talent Acquisition Team

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Acentra Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.


The compensation for this role is $35.00 to $42.00 per hour.

Based on our compensation program, an applicant’s position placement in the pay range will depend on various considerations, such as years of applicable experience and skill level.


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