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Director of Admissions - (21873)

Universal Health Services

Washington, DC
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Director of Admissions - (21873)

Facility Name
Psychiatric Institute of Washington
WASHINGTON, DC 20016 US (Primary)
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Job Description

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 healthcare 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.

The Psychiatric Institute of Washington provides comprehensive behavioral healthcare for children, adolescents, adults and senior adults suffering from mental health and addictive illnesses. We are a 124-bed, short-term, acute care hospital offering inpatient, partial and intensive outpatient hospitalization, as well as specialized treatment programs for chemical dependency. Founded in 1967, PIW combines the rich traditions of its past with the behavioral health options of the present. We have an excellent reputation as an innovative hospital with caring, dedicated staff, experienced in the delivery of behavioral healthcare.

The Director of Clinical Assessment Center is responsible for 24-hour management and supervision of the Clinical Assessment Center, which includes phone coverage and face-to-face evaluations with all patients. The Clinical Assessment Center Director is responsible for ensuring efficient and appropriate responses to all PIW inquiries. The CAC Director is responsible for ensuring all CAC staff members are fully trained and competent in customer service philosophies. The Director is responsible for the quality of care rendered by the Clinical Assessment Center Counselors, and for system development and interdepartmental negotiations that impact on the evaluation and disposition process. The CAC Director sets the departmental tone for patient advocacy, referral source satisfaction, and referral development. In collaboration with the Director of Community Relations, the CAC Director assesses, develops, implements, and evaluates the service, goals, objectives, and intervention process of the Clinical Assessment Center. Abide by the Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Plan at all times and in all areas.


Job Requirements


Current Independent licensure in the mental health field (LICSW preferred) with minimum of five (5) years psychiatric assessment experience . OR ten (10) years experience conducting psychiatric evaluations and/or assessments.

Five (5) years of inpatient psychiatric supervisory experience.

Demonstrated leadership abilities.

Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups and individuals.

Ability to work in high stress work environment and maintain high energy level to attend to varied tasks.

Demonstrates placing a high priority on serving external and internal customers in a timely and courteous manner. Follows up until needs are met. Demonstrates polite, cooperative and respectful behavior to customers.

Demonstrates respect, empathy and consideration toward all external and internal customers.

Ability to prioritize.

Demonstrated ability to establish rapport quickly and confident use of skills for interviewing, crisis intervention, and clinical assessment.

Job Type: Full-time

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