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AUSTIN, TX 78705 US (Primary)
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Austin Lakes Hospital located in beautiful and vibrant Austin, TX has a Director of Admissions opportunity. Austin Lakes Hospital offers a continuum of psychiatric services for adults 18 and up with acute mental health needs in a confidential, caring environment that promotes crisis resolution, positive self awareness, personal growth and problem solving skills. The cornerstone of our treatment rests on exceptional mental health services and clinical excellence. Our continuum of care includes inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services to stabilize symptoms of depression, anxiety and other behavioral health disorders. Austin Lakes Hospital is a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), one of the nation's largest and most respected healthcare 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. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion. The successful candidate will: • Assure effective and efficient response to all incoming calls to the hospital, • Coordinate and process referrals and admissions from multiple sources, • Demonstrate effective problem-solving with clinical staff, funding sources, and referral sources to facilitate each admission, • Assure all inquiries, referrals, and admissions are documented in the hospital’s system, • Assure insurance / funding verification for all admissions, • Assist in gathering statistical dat regarding referrals and admissions for projections and identification of trends and/or opportunities for improvement, • Demonstrate highly effective supervision of Admissions staff, • Maintains professional demeanor in dress, attitude, support of milieu, and hospital mission and philosophy, • Actively support the Service Excellence goals of the hospital.

Job Requirements



  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to prioritize.
  • Demonstrated understanding of funding entities.
  • Basic understanding of computers.
  • Able to work flexible hours.
  • Able to supervise staff and provide advice as needed.
  • Strong managerial skills.
  • Able to evaluate staff against the criteria in their job descriptions.
  • Experience with computer programs preferred.


Required:   At least a Bachelor’s degree if licensed as a RN.  Master’s degree if licensed in a clinical discipline - Licensed Mental Health Professional.  (RN, LCWS, LMSW, LPC, or LMFT), or Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration.


Required:   Five years clinical experience.  Admissions experience in a behavioral health setting.  Supervisory experience.





Vision, hearing, verbal communication ability (by phone and face-to-face), emotional stability, and dexterity sufficient to perform essential job functions and handle stress and changing priorities.

Requires repeated use of hands and fine motor skills to use computer and to manipulate papers.

Able to see and write legibly and grammatically correct.

Able to learn and use computer software applications.

Able to lift/lower up to 30 pounds and grasp and move items.

Able to sit for extended periods of time.

Able to stand for extended periods of time.

Regular and consistent attendance.

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