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State Hospital Liaison ICS IV - COMCARE

Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  COMCARE 

Pay:  $25.36 This position has been approved for a pay increase from $20.63 to $25.36 per hour, and the new rate of pay will be implemented in October. Individuals hired prior to the implementation will receive a retro payment based on their hire date. This position may also be eligible for a sign on bonus of $2,500 after 60 days of employment if selected applicant meets all policy conditions.  

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Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.


Collaborate with both inpatient and outpatient treatment team to ensure the client residing at Osawatomie State Hospital (OSH) receives the best possible inpatient and outpatient psychiatric treatment.  Plan and coordinate discharge of Sedgwick County residents from the inpatient setting at OSH back to the community.


Monitor Inpatient Census at State Hospital.

  • Communicate and collaborate with outpatient treatment team to collect and retrieve information regarding past patient services.
  • Solicit and provide information to/from patient regarding services, support systems, potential problems, mediation coverage, follow-up appointments, transportation, etc.
  • Prepare weekly census report inclusive of all admissions, transfers, discharges and relative information and fax to designated COMCARE, OSH and community locations.
  • Confer with both inpatient and outpatient medical and treatment team to exchange information regarding care and treatment and potential barriers or problems.


Facilitate Discharges from Inpatient Setting.

  • Develop discharge plans for clients in the state hospital.
  • Set appropriate appointments for medical follow-up for patients with medical issues.
  • Assist integrated care specialists and/or medical team after discharge to provide information as requested, clarification of medication orders, assist with questions, problems, or facilitation of services by providing guidance, feedback, and community resources.
  • Research and coordinate un-tapped services in the community and state for particularly difficult patients to serve.
  • Prepare written discharge plans to COMCARE staff, affiliate agencies and the state hospital prior to a client being discharged.
  • Act as a liaison between all the COMCARE programs and affiliates regarding consumers that are inpatient at the state hospital. Provide feedback and direction to medical team regarding the determination of services needed, availability, barriers and solutions.


Primary CSS Point of Contact for Court Issues.

  • Work with primary COMCARE court liaison housed at Crisis to serve as point of contact for CSS and the courts in regards to mental health petitions, Ex Parte, outpatient treatment orders and court reports.
  • Communicate and establish professional relationship with the Sedgwick County probate court, judge, assistant district attorneys and court personnel.
  • Establish tracking form and develop record-keeping system of all court documents. Will forward copies to medical records for permanent record.
  • Collaborate with the state hospital liaison to establish outpatient treatment, order records, and input appropriate information in to Psych Consult system.
  • Communicate with Inpatient staff at VCGS, Osawatomie State Hospital and Larned State Hospital to ensure accurate reporting of CSS court related information.


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or be equivalently qualified by work experience or a combination of work experience in the human services field and education, with one year of experience substituting for one year of education. If no degree is present, applicant may substitute each one year of experience for one year of education. Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance. Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and meet driver qualification standards as set forth in Sedgwick County’s Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage policy.  Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC/CCBHC licensing standards and pass KBI, SRS child abuse check, adult abuse registry, and motor vehicle screens.  Must complete orientations provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE. In order to comply with the requirements of the federal health care staff COVID-19 vaccination mandate, all employees of COMCARE and the Health Department must be fully vaccinated. All offers of employment are contingent upon submission of vaccination documentation prior to start date. 


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita