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Director of Admissions - (20288)

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Director of Admissions - (20288)

Facility Name
Anchor Hospital
ATLANTA, GA 30349 US (Primary)
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Job Description

Southern Crescent Behavioral Health System is comprised of three (3) facilities: Anchor Hospital, Crescent Pines Hospital, and the Riverdale Outpatient Campus. Providing a myriad of behavioral health services across the continuum from inpatient through outpatient treatment, we treat adolescent through geriatric patients. We are currently seeking energetic and dynamic applicants for the position of Director of Admissions for Anchor Hospital.

Responsible for the patient assessment and referral process; implementing, monitoring, and evaluating that process.  The Director will be responsible for all patient intake calls; providing information to individuals, agencies, facilities, and professional staff (i.e., physicians, consulting professionals) requesting information regarding potential admissions; developing and/or maintaining relationships with ongoing referral sources; and alternative treatment resources when appropriate.

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. Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is the largest facility-based behavioral health provider in the country, with its subsidiaries operating 216 behavioral health facilities in 37 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. When UHS entered the behavioral health industry in 1983, we established a philosophy of caring for patients who need mental health services with kindness, dignity and respect, while we provide them with a supportive environment and treatment to help them heal.

Established in 1986, the Anchor Hospital campus of Southern Crescent Behavioral Health System is a 122-bed facility accredited by the Joint Commission that specializes in the treatment of behavioral health and addictive disease disorders for Adolescents, Adults and Senior Adults.  Located in College Park, GA, Anchor Hospital serves Mental Health and Substance Abuse patients from all over the Southeast. We are committed to excellence in diagnosis, treatment and education. Patients who come to Anchor Hospital are in crisis, and the road to recovery for behavioral, mental health, and substance abuse patients is a difficult one. The staff at Anchor Hospital serves as compassionate guides who provide for our patients’ clinical needs.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

1. Education: Masters degree from an accredited university in a clinical area, such as counseling, social work or RN licensure from an accredited school and at least five years experience in the mental health field.

2. Experience: Clinical experience in psychiatric setting; situational evaluation and crisis intervention experience preferred.

3. License/Certification: Licensed in the State of Georgia as related to degree (i.e. LMSW, LMFT, LPC) or Licensed as an RN in the State of Georgia.

4. Skills: Must have good communication skills in order to communication in a clear, concise manner with staff, referral sources, managed care coordinators, and patients/family members.
Must have good clinical skills and ability to relate to those patients and/or family members in crisis.
Must have high level of initiative, motivation, independent judgment and organizational skills.

5. Physical Requirements: Requires extensive time sitting, writing, and talking on telephone.  Ability to assist in crisis intervention with out-of-control patients.

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