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Commitment Specialist WPH


Coordinate the involuntary commitment process for assigned inpatient units.

  • Track all admissions to assigned inpatient units and review for accuracy.
  • Complete voluntary consent forms and involuntary petitions according to regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure that all involuntary commitment petitions for extensions are logged and filed on time.
  • Review commitment court orders for accuracy and notify Coordinator Commitment Process of discrepancies.
  • Act as an information resource to clinical staff regarding the involuntary commitment process, which may include regulatory requirements and the PA Mental Health Procedures Act.
  • Ensure that patient confidentiality is maintained throughout the hearing process and that patients' rights are not violated with regard to the involuntary commitment process.
  • Communicate with Coordinator Commitment Process, attending Psychiatrist and unit charge nurse when problems associated with the involuntary commitment process arise that could jeopardize the legal status of a patient or continued hospitalization.


  • Associate Degree/Bachelor's Degree preferred, with at least 1 year behavioral health experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Knowledge of PA Mental Health Procedures Act preferred. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and verbal communication skills are required. 
  • Customer service skills are essential. 
  • Computer keyboard skills required.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) OR Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
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