INTAKE COUNSELOR (DEGREED)
Company: Universal Health Services, Inc.
Posted on: March 17, 2023
Universal Health Services (UHS): Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the Nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion. UHS has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's top 500 public companies as well as Fortune list of 500 World's Most Admired Companies, in 2017 and 2018! Austin Oaks Hospital (a UHS facility): Austin Oaks Hospital is an 80-bed facility that offers a broad spectrum of psychiatric services for adults and children ages 4 to 17. Located on a beautiful 13-acre, oak-lined campus, we provide a home-like environment that promotes crisis resolution, positive self-awareness, social skills, and personal growth. Our psychiatric treatment and substance abuse services are available through both inpatient and outpatient programs to fit your needs. Get a confidential assessment from our trained staff today to determine which services best suit your recovery goals. Austin Oaks Hospital is located in South Austin 10 minutes from downtown. Please visit our website for more information: www.austinoakshospital.com. What Austin Oaks Offers: Austin Oaks Hospital is seeking qualified, energetic candidates for our current job openings. We welcome new Grads! Join us and be a part of our organization servicing our communities mental health needs.. If you are a dedicated, hardworking individual who wants to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients we encourage you to apply. Austin Oaks Hospital puts patient care first. One of the most rewarding aspects of working at Austin Oaks is providing excellent care, comfort, and security to the patients and families you treat, at their most vulnerable times. At Austin Oaks Hospital you are never alone, as you are part of a huge network of peer professionals and nursing leaders that routinely exchange ideas and review current topics within the industry. POSITION SUMMARY: The Intake Counselor PRN serves as the first point of contact for referral sources and potential patients to schedule assessments and/or admissions. Responds to incoming calls to the hospital to accommodate coordination for referrals/admissions. Will provide assessment of patients, psychiatric and medical status. Responsible for making sure all inquiries, referrals, and admissions are documented accurately in the computer system and that notes regarding referrals and upcoming admissions are documented on proper forms. Responsible to ensure all referral patient medical record information is completed and nursing and clinical staff are adequately apprised of the patients condition/history. Responsible to ensure referral material is copied/distributed and prepared in unit charts as required. To assess, direct and intervene in crisis situations. To provide leadership and direction to mental health technicians. To contribute to treatment plan as a member of interdisciplinary team. To provide and direct milieu management. To provide health education to patients and families. To maintain confidentiality of patients medical records. Must be able to communicate with sensitivity to growth, development, and cultural issues. To attend mandatory training and in-services.
Education: Master's Degree and Licensed by State of Texas in Social Work, Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy.Experience: Minium of 3 years experience in the mental health field.Minimum of 2 years experience providing therapeutic services, case management. Prior intake, assessment, admission and crisis intervention experience with a psychiatric mental health population, preferably in an inpatient setting. Prefer knowledge of hospital admission functions, psychological assessment and risk assessment, psychiatric diagnoses symptomology, basic chemical dependency, age specific growth and development and crisis and behavior management.EEO StatementAll UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success. NoticeAt UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: https://uhs.alertline.com or 1-800-852-3449. We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee via email, the Internet, or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of this facility. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by the organization as a result of the referral or through other means.
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