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Facility Name
Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23454 US (Primary)
Career Area
Allied Health
Behavioral Health - Support Staff
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 81,000 employees.  The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care 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.

Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center (VBPC) is a 100-bed freestanding hospital offering acute psychiatric and substance abuse services for adults 18 years and older.  The hospital is accessible 24 hours a day for admissions and includes mental health assessments and referral network.  Treatment programs and specialty services at VBPC include substance abuse, dual diagnosis/rapid stabilization and partial hospitalization services.

Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center (VBPC) currently has a Full Time (1.0) Evening/Night Assessment and Referral Clinician position availableThe candidate must be able to work evenings, overnights, weekends and holidays.  The candidate selected will be responsible for the following:

  • Provides telephonic or face-to-face mental health crisis triage, assessment, intervention and disposition at Assessment and Referral Centers or "on-site" at general hospital emergency room, therapist's or physician's office.
  • Answers the telephone crisis line and obtains all pertinent demographic, clinical, marketing and third party information to determine the appropriateness of face-to-face telephonic assessment and clinical disposition of the caller; seeks supervision when caller requests information/data unfamiliar to counselor.
  • Provides clinically appropriate resolution to those calls evaluated as information only.
  • Provides clinically appropriate telephonic disposition to those clients whose calls are evaluated as routine; referring to outpatient care as appropriate.
  • Schedules face-to-face clinical assessments within twenty-four (24) hours if the call is evaluated as urgent or emergent.
  • Refers calls not appropriate for care within the UHS systems matrix to other clinically appropriate providers and/or community resources.
Job Requirements

The following are the job requirements for the Full Time (1.0) Evening/Night Assessment and Referral Clinician position:

  • Requires Master's degree in psychology, counseling, social work, or a degree and licensure as a Registered Nurse and one or more years of direct or related mental health counseling experience; prefer mental health crisis counseling experience.
  • Must possess knowledge of current psychiatric diagnoses and treatment terminology; completed biopsychosocial patient assessments, including conducting formal mental status evaluation and patient medical  history; community resources; third party payers, including managed care companies to develop and clinically appropriate crisis intervention and disposition plan; basic typing and computer literacy.

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails from search firms.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via email, internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

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