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Deltek Talent Management - MOBILE ASSESSOR - PRN - (16891)

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Facility Name
The Ridge Behavioral Health System
LEXINGTON, KY 40509 US (Primary)
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Job Description

About Universal Health Services:


One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies.  Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.  Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.


About The Ridge:


The Ridge Behavioral Health System is seeking a dynamic and talented Mobile Assessor. Located in Lexington, KY, the heart of the Bluegrass, The Ridge Behavioral Health System offers a healing environment that is reassuring to a patients’ sense of security and confidentiality. Dedicated to excellence, The Ridge Behavioral Health System is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, as a licensed, 110-bed hospital, providing psychiatric (mental health) and chemical dependency (drug & alcohol rehabilitation) services to children, adolescents and adults. Inpatient care is provided on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week. Outpatient and partial hospitalization services are provided on a six-day per week basis, days and evenings. Care is provided according to an established code of ethical conduct and strict adherence to patient rights. The Ridge Behavioral Health System is owned and operated by Universal Health Services. For more information, visit our website at


Position Summary:


The Mobile Assessor provides in person risk assessment and crisis intervention, initial contact with referral sources and potential patients, coordinates the referral and intake process, determines appropriate level of care, facilitates the admission process and maintains communication with referral sources, families, patients and unit staff.  The Mobile Counselor also assists the Physician by providing face to face clinical assessments, including the history of presenting illness, family dynamics and supporting psychosocial information. 


Position Specific Competencies


  • Conducts screening and/or assessments in keeping with clinical knowledge, skill level, and department policies.
  • Ensures Intake Call data is maintained and entered daily.
  • Conducts prompt follow-up phone calls to “No Show” patient appointments.
  • Answers telephone professionally and promptly.
  • Facilitates clinically appropriate admissions to hospital services, congruent with needs and resources of caller.
  • Refer callers to appropriate resources that optimally meet caller’s needs.  
  • Demonstrates sufficient understanding of services available in the community.
  • Interacts professionally and effectively with physicians and other clinical staff.
  • Works professionally and effectively with Business Office staff.
  • Interacts cooperatively with professional liaisons, supporting the facility’s ongoing efforts.
  • Interacts well with referral sources; facilitates prompt communications in the best interest of the patient and the facility’s operations.
  • Is receptive to direction & feedback from the Director & supervisors.
  • Provides access to facility services based on admission criteria.
  • Communicates assessment recommendations to patients and families.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of programs &/or unit services, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrates effective time management skills; organizes work so that critical assignments may be completed promptly, accurately, and thoroughly.
  • Follows-up on tasks or assignments requiring further attention.
  • Follows proper NCI de-escalation techniques when handling crisis situations.
  • Provides appropriate crisis intervention as necessary by anticipating and responding quickly to escalating behaviors, utilizing de-escalation techniques to diffuse the situation, correctly prioritizing safety concerns.
  • Uses appropriate counseling skills by de-escalating aggression, using active listening skills, using appropriate tone and volume of voice, providing a high frequency and variety of positive reinforcements, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and promoting a positive peer culture.
  • Demonstrates proper procedures for therapeutic holds and seclusions.
  • Contraband is properly removed and disposed of according to policy.
  • Responds to request for mobile within 15 minutes and presents to location within 30 minutes.
  • Appropriately logs and submits completed assessments in a timely manner.
  • Documentation on Intake Call Sheets is complete and correct in all areas
  • Documentation on Intake Assessment is complete and correct in all areas
  • Patient belongings are properly inventoried and logged.
  • Documentation on Consent forms is complete and correct in all areas.
  • Accurately completes documentation at mobile location to clearly communicate recommendation.


This opportunity provides the following:


  • *UHS is Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries
  • Competitive Compensation


UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.


UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the 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.

Job Requirements

Job Qualifications:



  • Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, or Human Services field, licensed RN or Bachelors in Social Work.  Masters preferred.


  • Prior intake, assessment, admission and crisis intervention experience with a psychiatric mental health population, preferably in an inpatient setting. 
  • Three years of experience and knowledge in the area of mental health.


  • NCI (nonviolent crisis intervention) required.  This training also offered upon hire.

Other Skills

Prefer knowledge of crisis intervention and risk assessment, psychiatric diagnoses symptomology, basic chemical dependency


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