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Intake Counselor PRN

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

Job Description:

Responsibilities

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.

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries
  • Competitive compensation
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off plan
  • Educational Tuition Reimbursement

The BridgeWay is looking for a dynamic behavioral health professional who is dedicated and passionate about providing quality services and care to our community.

Under the direction of the Director of Assessment and Referral, the Assessment & Referral Counselor assures smooth and orderly admissions into the hospital. Receives incoming admission inquiry calls, assesses patients for admission, and makes appropriate referrals. The A&R Counselor helps streamline the patient experience by completing the necessary assessments and documentation moving the patient through the admission process to the unit. The A&R Counselor is responsible for assisting with the achievement of patient outcomes in accordance with the missions of the hospital.

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.

Qualifications

Licenses or Certifications: Current professional license in Counseling, Social Work or Nursing. License in Nursing preferred. Two years clinical experience in a psychiatric setting preferred. CPI and CPR required (offered onsite).

Total education, vocational training and experience: Master's degree in psychology, counseling, social work or related field required or a graduate from an accredited program of professional nursing required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to assess the physical, emotion, and psychological needs of patients.
  • Ability to determine suitability of admission to the hospital based on clinical and financial criteria.
  • Ability to make independent and responsible decisions.
  • Good knowledge of admitting and insurance verification.
  • Must have ability to work in a fast paced environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills are required to communicate with patients, families, referral sources, community agencies, and staff.
  • Must be able to interact with patients, physicians, families and hospital personnel in a professional manner.
  • Work is of medium demand, requiring heavy telephone and personal contact with patients, referral sources, community agencies, and insurance companies.

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.

Notice

At 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.

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