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INTAKE COUNSELOR (DEGREED) at West Hills Behavioral Health Hospital in Reno, Nevada

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Founded in 1978, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)* is one of the nation s largest and most respected healthcare management companies, operating through its subsidiaries-acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. With more than 74,000 people employed by UHS subsidiaries, UHS s business strategy is to continue to grow by building or purchasing healthcare facilities across the country, while continuing to strengthen UHS s well-reputed franchise with its customary exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success is driven by a service philosophy based on integrity, competence, compassion, and a responsive management style.

UHS has been recognized as a Fortune 500 company and is listed as one of Fortune s Most Admired Companies.

West Hills Hospital is a 95-bed acute care inpatient psychiatric hospital located in Reno, Nevada, specializing in behavioral healthcare and substance abuse treatment options for children, adolescents, adults and seniors. Our facility maintains a full-time medical staff of psychiatrists to oversee programs, patients and care. This ensures you or your loved one will always be in the hands of a professional medical service provider and will receive the most evidence based care available. West Hills Hospital is JCAHO accredited and is the only facility licensed in northern Nevada to treat children and adolescents.

Job Description: The Intake Specialist performs intake screenings for incoming new patients, and as requested for continuing patients.


Job Requirements


Job Requirements:

Education: RN-Licensure-(Associate s, Diploma, Bachelors or Master s from an accredited college or university). Previous experience in MHC related field preferred. Ph.D. or Master s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, marriage family therapy, mental health or a related field.

Experience: A minimum of two (2) years direct clinical experience in a psychiatric or mental health setting, with direct experience in patient assessment, family motivation, treatment planning, and communication with external review organizations.

Licensure: R.N. or Master s-prepared mental health related field required; LCSW, LMFT, LSW, MFT preferred.

Additional Requirements: Thorough knowledge of crisis intervention techniques. Trained in Handle with Care (HWC) and CPR within 90 days of employment (unless Mobile Assessment Evaluator). Demonstrable skill in screening and/or assessing all age groups.

All employment at UHS is with one of the subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc., including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. Universal Health Services is a holding company.

UHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, openly supports and fully commits to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.