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Assistant Director of Assessment & Referral - (20223)

Universal Health Services


Location:
OLIVE BRANCH, MS
Date:
02/23/2018
2018-02-232018-03-24
Job Code:
20223
Universal Health Services
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Assistant Director of Assessment & Referral - (20223)

Facility Name
PARKWOOD BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM
Location
OLIVE BRANCH, MS 38654 US (Primary)
Career Area
Professional
Category
Admissions
Job Description

Parkwood Behavioral Health System has provided behavioral health and chemical dependency services to the Mid-South region since 1987. We are located in DeSoto County, in the uppermost northwest corner of Mississippi and approximately 7 miles south of Memphis.

As treatment options and patient care innovations have continued to become available we strive to provide the highest level of quality care to our patients. At Parkwood, our caring staff focuses on providing compassionate care to meet the needs of individuals, families and communities.

We offer a full continuum of care that provides treatment options to meet the individual needs of adults, adolescents and children. Parkwood Behavioral Health System includes a 148-bed inpatient acute and residential care facility, as well as partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ASSESSMENT & REFERRAL

We are currently seeking a full-time Assistant Director of Assessment & Referral.  Under the direction of the Director of Assessment and Referral, the Assistant Director of Assessment and Referral assures smooth and orderly admissions into the hospital.  Receives incoming admission inquiry calls, assesses patients for admission, and makes appropriate referrals. The Assistant Director also participates in staff evaluation, shift leadership, and provides task assignment and accountability necessary to complete all admissions related duties for their shift. 

This opportunity offers the following:

- Challenging and rewarding work environment
- Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries
- Competitive Compensation
- Excellent health benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug Plan, Disability and Life Insurance
- 401(k) Plan with company match
- Generous Paid Time Off and Sick Leave
- Perks Discount Program

Job Requirements

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Position Reports To:   Director of Assessment and Referral

Interpersonal Relationships:  As a representative of Parkwood Behavioral Health System, all comments, attitudes, actions, and behaviors have a direct affect on the Facility’s image and perceptions of quality service.  Interaction with patients, family members, physicians, referral sources, affiliating schools, visitors, etc. must be in a manner that is friendly, supportive, courteous, respectful, cooperative, and professional.  This behavior should promote an atmosphere of teamwork, which is congruent with facility standards and guidelines to promote positive relations.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Licenses or Certifications:    Master’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, or a related field, with a minimum of two years clinical experience in a psychiatric setting.  Prior management experience is preferred.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

- Ability to assess the physical, emotion, and psychological needs of patients.

- Ability to determine suitability of admission to the hospital based on clinical and financial criteria.

- Ability to prioritize and assign tasks and hold staff responsible for their completion.

- Ability to utilize computer generated reports to analyze data and make decisions.- Ability to make independent and responsible decisions.

- Good knowledge of admitting and insurance verification.

- Must have ability to work under stressful circumstances with frequent interruptions.

- Effective verbal and written communication skills are required to communicate with patients, families, referral sources, community agencies, and staff.  Knowledge of telephone etiquette is required.

- A stable emotional makeup is required to interact with patients, physicians, families and hospital personnel.

- Work is of medium demand, requiring heavy telephone and personal contact with patients, referral sources, community agencies, and insurance companies.

- Physical demands include walking, standing, and sitting. 

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