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Primary Therapist - (22151)

Facility Name
Keystone Center
CHESTER, PA 19013 US (Primary)
Career Area
Allied Health
Behavioral Health - Therapist
Job Description

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 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.

Headquarter 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.

Keystone Center is seeking a Primary Therapist. Keystone Center is located in Delaware County, PA.  Keystone Center offers substance use disorder and dual diagnosis treatment for adults.  We are located five miles south of the Philadelphia Airport, making our facility an easy location to travel to and from.

The Primary Therapist is responsible for monitoring and delivering high quality service to dually diagnosed/chemically dependent patients.  Primary responsibilities include: Coordination of the  full continuum of care; Assessment and documentation of clinical needs; Implementing and delivering individual, group and educational services; preparation of PCPC reports.  The provision of a safe and therapeutic milieu; Crisis intervention; and full participation with the multidisciplinary team toward meeting a patients' treatment plan objectives.  Discharge planning and referrals to community resources required.

Job Requirements

Job Specifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to demonstrate competency in the criteria listed in this job description. The specifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability to meet the minimum requirements for this position. Staff must demonstrate ability to provide clinically appropriate care to varied populations, including chemically dependent and dually diagnosed adult patients. Facilitate all clinical interventions and document fully.  Work with internal resources and departments to facilitate treatment.


Education and Experience:               

A Masters level mental health professional (with a degree in a related mental health discipline from an accredited college) with one year full-time experience in a chemical dependency treatment setting




Must possess knowledge of dual diagnosis / chemical dependency treatment approaches, 12 Step Program recovery philosophies, basic counseling group processes, therapeutic relationships, age-specific growth and developmental conditions impacting treatment, limit setting and behavior management, crisis prevention and intervention techniques, understanding of funding sources, and community resources.


Supervision Received:    Program Coordinator


Supervision Exercised:   None


Environmental Conditions:

Professional office environment. Exposure to dually diagnosed patients who potentially may exhibit violent or aggressive behavior. Potential for exposure to communicable diseases, blood/bodily fluids.


Physical Requirements:         

Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Physical agility to manage patients. Push, pull and lift up to 40 pounds. Intermittent walking, bending and stooping. Drug and alcohol free as evidenced by negative results of post-offer, pre-employment urine drug screen.

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the  functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

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