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Lead Therapist (licensed)

Company: Universal Health Services
Location: North Little Rock
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


For over 35 years The BridgeWay has been connecting with communities throughout Arkansas and beyond. The BridgeWay offers a continuum of services designed to help children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing behavioral, emotional or addictive problems that can lead to fractured lives. Our team of professionals includes board-certified child/adolescent and adult psychiatrists, licensed clinical therapists, nurses and mental health associates who are here to help people reconnect with their families, friends and employers so that they may lead productive lives. Tucked within the wooded hills of Central Arkansas, The BridgeWay is just moments away from the major highways that unite Arkansans throughout the state. Founded in 1983 and accredited by The Joint Commission, our quiet campus has retained much of the cozy charm and character that existed then.

Benefits Include:

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Competitive Compensation and Generous Paid Time Off
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plans
  • 401(K) with company match
  • Career development opportunities with the facility and UHS and its 300+ Subsidiaries!
  • Educational Tuition Reimbursement

As a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team, the Lead Therapist provides direct patient care including: completion of social assessments, formulation of treatment plans, provision of individual, group, family, and special focus group psychotherapy, and completion of discharge and continuing care plans. The Lead Therapist interfaces with referral sources, community service agencies, businesses, employers, and healthcare facilities; ensures compliance for quality patient care and compliance with Joint Commission standards, State Health Department requirements, and all other regulatory standards. In addition, the Lead Therapist assists in daily management of the Social Services Department in conjunction and by assignment with the Director of Clinical Services. These duties may include, but are not limited to, monitoring of provision of active treatment across the organization, data collection and analysis, monitoring effectiveness and efficiency of Treatment Team Meetings, and scheduling of unit assignments for all staff in the Social Services Department.

The BridgeWay is part of one of the nation's largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, annual revenues exceeding $11 billion in 2019. In 2020, UHS was again recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune on the Fortune 500; and recognized in Forbes ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has over 90,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates 26 acute care hospitals, 328 behavioral health facilities, 42 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located in 37 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.


Licenses or Certifications: Possess current Arkansas licensure in specialty, be in good standing with licensing board, and must maintain licensure as a condition of employment. LCSW preferred. CPI and CPR are required (offered onsite) and must maintain as a condition of employment.

Total education, vocational training and experience: Minimum of a Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling. Must have documented experience working in the field.


  • Must have effective verbal and written communication skills to communicate in a clear, concise manner with patients, families, physicians, referral sources, hospital staff, and the public, as well as provide accurate and timely documentation and record-keeping.
  • Knowledge of the physical, emotional, and cultural characteristics of patients who have psychiatric, and chemical dependency, and behavioral problems.
  • Ability to continually identify and assess the emotional needs of the patient, and to measure the patient's progress.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Must be able to interact with patients, physicians, and hospital personnel in a professional manner.
  • Good organizational and time management skills are required to cope in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions, complex schedules, and fluctuations in census.
  • Physical demands include daily sitting, standing, walking, and movement, as well as meeting patients and families.

EEO Statement

All 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.


At UHS and all subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates with matching skillset and experience with the best possible career 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 feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by contacting us at: or 1-800-852-3449

Keywords: Universal Health Services, North Little Rock , Lead Therapist (licensed), Other , North Little Rock, Arkansas

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