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Licensed Intake Counselor (Full Time)

Company: Universal Health Services, Inc.
Location: Denton
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:


University Behavioral Health of Denton is a private freestanding psychiatric hospital specializing in mental health and chemical dependency care.Serving North Texas and surrounding areas, UBH Denton has provided a range of programs treating mental health illnesses and substance abuse issues since 2005. Our inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services offer supportive and compassionate care for adolescents and adults with specialty programs that are tailored to meet the needs of our patients. This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment that puts patient care first while also having the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance in your career. Website: Shift: Full Time Position Summary:The Admissions Counselor provides telephonic and in-person risk assessment to assist the physician in identification of appropriate level of care for potential patients. The Admissions Counselor is the initial contact with referral sources and potential patients, coordinates the referral and intake process, facilitates the admission process and maintains communication with referral sources, families, patients and unit staff. The Admissions Counselor is responsible for the verification and prior authorization of insurance benefits as needed. Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Answers telephone using the appropriate greeting and attempts to obtain all pertinent clinical, demographic and insurance information from the caller to determine caller's needs.
  • Performs telephonic risk screening to determine level of suicidality/homicidality with caller in crisis.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of admission criteria for inpatient and outpatient levels of care and is able to recommend appropriate service recommendations for each individual.
  • Provides referral recommendations to appropriate resources whenever a caller is not appropriate for services.
  • Schedules assessments with potential patients and referral sources and explains the assessment/admission process.
  • Conducts walk-in and scheduled assessments, coordinates with the reviewing psychiatrist, and makes appropriate clinical recommendations for the individual seeking care. Conducts assessments for pre-accepted patient transfers (direct admits) coming from hospitals and other approved referral sources. Benefit Highlights
    • Tuition savings with Chamberlain University
    • Career development opportunities across UHS and our 300+ locations!
    • Diverse programming to expand your experience
    • HealthStream online learning catalogue with plenty of free CEU courses
    • Competitive Compensation & Generous Paid Time Off
    • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plans
    • 401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan
    • Pet Insurance
    • SoFi Student Loan Refinancing ProgramAbout Universal Health ServicesOne of the nation's largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, annual revenues were $14.3 billion in 2023. During the year, UHS was again recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; and listed in Forbes ranking of America's Largest Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has approximately 96,700 employees and continues to grow through its subsidiaries. Operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located all over the U.S. States, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.

      Education: Master's degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or Human Services field or licensed RN.Experience: A minimum of one (1) to three (3) years experience in a psychiatric healthcare facility preferred.Licensure: Currently licensed to practice as a LPC-Associate, LPC, LMSW or LCSW in the State of Texas.Additional Requirements: CPR certification and successful completion of Handle with Care and Verbal De-escalation including restraint and seclusion policies, within 30 days of employment and prior to assisting in restraining procedures. 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. Avoid and Report Recruitment ScamsAt UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skill set and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (e.g., Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. Our recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you suspect a fraudulent job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, we encourage you to report such concerns to appropriate law enforcement. We encourage you to refer to legitimate UHS and UHS subsidiary career websites to verify job opportunities and not rely on unsolicited calls from recruiters.

Keywords: Universal Health Services, Inc., Denton , Licensed Intake Counselor (Full Time), Other , Denton, Texas

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