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Assessment and Referral Counselor - (19492)

Facility Name
Summit Oaks Hospital
SUMMIT, NJ 07901 US (Primary)
Career Area
Behavioral Health - Counselor, Social Worker
Job Description

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiary acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 81,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.

Summit Oaks Hospital, a 126 bed, private acute care hospital and chemical dependency treatment center, located in a picturesque suburban setting, fully accredited by the Joint Commission, has been providing quality health care to adult, child and adolescent northeastern USA residents, since 1902. Summit Oaks has repeatedly been recognized in U.S. News & World Report, as one of the nation's best behavioral health hospitals.

If you are seeking to build upon a career in behavioral health and enjoy working with a wide spectrum of patients, this is the opportunity for you. Our busy Intake Department  is seeking an Assessment and Referral Counselor who will be responsible for conducting assessments of incoming patients and responding to requests for services and information. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes medical, prescription, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, a 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement, paid time off benefits (PTO) and many other options.

Duties include

Making, documenting and processing inquiry calls in accordance with Intake policies,

Conducting assessments on individuals experiencing crises,

Participating in screening patients for admission into both inpatient and outpatient hospital programs, utilizing pre-approved admissions criteria set forth by the Medical Staff,

Providing assessments of incoming patient’s mental health/chemical dependency; including precipitating events, presenting problems, treatment/substance use history, mental status and risk assessment,

Making a determination of level of care by an evaluation of the patient’s needs, advocating the lowest level of care consistent with those needs,

Completing admission paperwork,

Obtaining pre-certification  in accordance with insurance requirements,

Completing and documenting In house assessments with treatment or referral disposition recommendations,

Maintaining good communication with the utilization review, admitting, financial offices and other departmental staff.

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

Job Requirements

Education:   Registered Nurse, master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work or related field or a bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, or related field with a current NJ state crisis intervention screening license.

Experience: Two or more years experience in intake assessment activities within an acute psychiatric setting. A minimum of two (2) years experience in a psychiatric hospital setting including customer contact.

Licensure:  Preferred:  Licensed to practice as an RN, LSW, LCSW or LPC.

Additional Requirements: A working knowledge of the DSM-IV and the Mental Status Exam. A working knowledge of the Addiction and Recovery field.

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