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ADDICTIONS COUNSELOR PRN - (8799)

Universal Health Services


Location:
CHESTER, PA
Date:
11/21/2017
2017-11-212017-12-20
Job Code:
8799
Universal Health Services
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ADDICTIONS COUNSELOR PRN - (8799)

Facility Name
Keystone Center
Location
CHESTER, PA 19013 US (Primary)
Career Area
Allied Health
Category
Behavioral Health Support Staff
Job Description

One of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance.  Steadily growing form a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion.  In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

Keystone Center is seeking a  weekend Addictions Counselor.   Keystone Center is located in Delaware County, PA.  Keystone Center offers substance use disorder and dual diagnosis treatment for adults.  We are located five miles south of the Philadelphia Airport, making our facility an easy location to travel to and from.

The Counselor provides direct patient care and is responsible for monitoring and delivering high quality services to dually diagnosed/chemically dependent patients.  Primary responsibilities include:  The provision of a safe and therapeutic milieu; Assessment and documentation of progress/digress in treatment. Delivering individual and group education services; Crisis intervention; and full participation with the multidisciplinary team towards meeting g a patient's treatment plan objectives.

 

Job Requirements

Job Specifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to demonstrate competency in the criteria listed in this job description. The specifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability to meet the minimum requirements for this position. Staff must demonstrate ability to provide clinically sound interventions and services to varied populations including chemically dependent and dually diagnosed adult and/or adolescent patients. Be flexible to reassignment to areas to perform such interventions. Follow the lead of supervisors and Charge Persons to assure consistent and appropriate care.

Education and Experience:               

  • A Bachelor  degree in a related mental health discipline from an accredited college with one year experience.
  • Or Full certification as an addictions counselor by a statewide certification body which is a member of a National Certification body or certification by another state government’s substance abuse counseling certification board.

Knowledge:

Must possess working knowledge of dual diagnosis / chemical dependency treatment approaches, 12 Step Program recovery philosophies, experience interacting in a supportive manner with adult and adolescent patients, limit setting and behavior management, crisis prevention and intervention techniques.

Supervision Received:    Clinical Coordinator; Clinical Coordinator

Supervision Exercised:   None

Environmental Conditions:

Professional office environment. Exposure to dually diagnosed patients who potentially may exhibit violent or aggressive behavior. Potential for exposure to communicable diseases, blood/bodily fluids.

Physical Requirements:         

Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Physical agility to manage patients. Push, pull and lift up to 40 pounds. Intermittent walking, bending and stooping. Drug and alcohol free as evidenced by negative results of post-offer, pre-employment urine drug screen.

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the  functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

 

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