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Assessment & Referral Clinician FT

Universal Health Services

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Assessment & Referral Clinician FT

Job Code:  231548
Facility: Sierra Vista Hospital
Location: SACRAMENTO, CA US United States
Region: United States
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Master's Degree 
Category: Allied Health
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

Founded in 1979 by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alan B. Miller, Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) is one of the largest and most respected hospital management companies in the nation. For nearly 40 years, UHS and our affiliates have focused on meeting our patients’ healthcare needs across the hundreds of local communities we call home. The company operates through its facilities more than 240 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the US, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. In 2015, our 70,000 dedicated and talented employees treated more than 2.5 million people with dignity and respect. 

Sierra Vista Hospital, a 171-bed psychiatric care facility located in south Sacramento, is a full-service mental health facility and a center of support for patients and their families. Since 1986, we have offered our clinical expertise to those suffering from emotional, behavioral and addiction problems.

The Psychiatric Assessment Clinician handles inquiry calls, schedules assessments, and performs psychiatric assessments for individuals presenting for an assessment. Clinicians provide clinical summary and recommendation based on their findings, consult with the psychiatrist, and refer/ admit individuals to the appropriate lowest level of care based on the psychiatrists orders. Additionally, clinicians provide community referrals as indicated and desired by the individuals. Clinicians also are responsible for initial insurance pre-authorization of admitted patients with-in 24 hours. Are required to assist in maintaining an organized and clean department by auditing and data entry of referrals, re-stocking documents and forms and filing as time permits.

Additional Requirements:

Education: Masters for social work, MFT or other  mental health or related field
Experience: A minimum of one (1) years direct clinical experience in a psychiatric or mental health setting, with direct experience in patient assessment, motivation, treatment planning, and communication with external review organizations.
Licensure: M.S.W., MFT,M.A. Counseling and  license- eligible preferred.

CPR Certification required. Complete knowledge of crisis intervention techniques successful completion of the hospital designated behavioral and physical management training program, including appropriate use of seclusion and restraint prior to assisting in procedures. May be required to work overtime and flexible hours.

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