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Assessment & Referral Clinician

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Assessment & Referral Clinician

Job Code:  221999
Facility: Rivendell Behavioral Health Services of Kentucky
Location: , US Southern
Region: Southern
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Certification 
Category: Professionals
FTE: .01
Position Summary:

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 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. 

Rivendell Behavioral Hospital is a 125-bed psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment facility. Rivendell has served Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana for more than 25 years. We provide quality services to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Rivendell helps individuals and families achieve optimal mental health, resulting in improved quality of life. A dedicated professional team provides individualized treatment, meeting the personal needs of our customers in a safe and nurturing environment.

Rivendell is searching for an Assessment and Referral Clinician. This is an excellent career opportunity, available for a health care professional who desires to directly impact the patient services provided at Rivendell Behavioral Health Hospital. Under the direction of the Assessment and Referral Supervisor, the Assessment and Referral Clinician assures smooth and orderly admissions into the hospital.


1. Accepting inquiry calls and scheduling assessments.
2. Performing initial clinical assessments to determine level of care.
3. Coordination and disposition of all referral calls to appropriate level of care.
4. Scheduling and coordinating admissions with psychiatrists and nursing staff, and completion of all admission paperwork.
5. Coordination and follow-up of all after hour calls and admits.
6. Completing precertification information and forwarding to appropriate agencies, in conjunction with Business Office and Case Management.
7. Communication with referral sources to inform them of client disposition.



Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing or with a master’s degree in psychology, social work, or professional counseling

Experience: Two or more years’ experience in a mental health setting preferred. Must possess knowledge of major aspects of psychiatric treatment of population served.

Licenses/Certificates: Licensed, as a social worker, marriage and family counselor or professional counselor per the state of Kentucky’s licensure and regulation standards.
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.

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