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Admission Counselor - (19564)

Facility Name
Dover Behavioral Health System
DOVER, DE 19901 US (Primary)
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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 from 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.

Dover Behavioral Health is a mental health facility located in Dover, DE. Our treatment center provides mental health and addiction treatment services to individuals from Delaware, Maryland, and most other states throughout the US. Our experienced, caring professionals are the heart of what we do, providing superior inpatient and outpatient behavioral healthcare services for adolescents and adults. We provide consistent attention to our patients and are responsive to their individual needs. Our treatment programs are tailored to the needs of each patient and are developed and implemented through a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach that combines the skill and expertise of our healthcare professionals. All who turn to us for assistance will find a helping hand and a compassionate heart.

Dover Behavioral Health System is seeking dynamic and talented Admissions/Assessment Counselor. The incumbent will be responsible for delivering high quality assessment and admission services to the public. The position is Per-Diem with daytime hours.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Perform comprehensive psychiatric and/or chemical dependency assessments, crisis intervention, professional advice and assistance with disposition of a psychiatric or CD problem or situation, which may or may not include admission to any DBHS Program

  • Provide service to a variety of customer groups, including but not limited to: physicians, allied health professionals, hospital emergency departments, convenience care centers, other health care providers, schools, social services and mental health agencies, police, courts, employers and the public at large

  • Respond to telephone, off-site, and face-to-face inquiries seeking mental health care or information about mental health related services.Facilitate callers to optimal level of care or resources

  • Document all crisis calls and related information on Intake Call form and enter data for tracking and analysis

  • Coordinate admissions from other facilities and treatment centers

  • Help patients and families adjust to hospital admissions explaining emotional/social responses to illness and treatment

  • Conduct crisis safety plans for patients referred to outpatient level of care and coordinates appropriate discharge plans from the Assessment and Referral Center

  • Responsible for providing thorough clinical information to insurance companies to meet requirements/criteria for services to provide necessary services

Job Requirements

MA, MS, MSW or RN; Mental Health Screener Certification Highly Preferred

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