There is a place where pain is
met with compassion, fear is met with reassurance, and anger is met
with understanding. At The Ridge Behavioral Health
System, we are making a difference in people’s
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 part of the Universal Health Services
Family of hospitals.
Founded in 1978,
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is 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. With more than
65,000 people employed by UHS' subsidiaries, UHS' business strategy
is to continue to grow by building or purchasing healthcare
facilities across the country, while continuing to strengthen UHS'
strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost
control. Our success is driven by a service philosophy based on
integrity, competence and compassion and through a responsive
Under the supervision of the
Services, the Therapist provid
es therapeutic group and family treatment to patients with mental and
substance abuse diagnosis. Coordinate their treatment through
treatment planning, the treatment team process, and utilization and
psychosocial assessments within 72 hours for acute inpatient care.
Other levels of care completed according to hospital policy.
- Interviews patients and family members to
identify preliminary issues for treatment.
- Provides groups and family process oriented
therapies in a timely manner.
- Practices by code of ethics set forth by your
- Assess, develops and implements groups to
enhance treatment of patients.
- Attends and participates in treatment team
meetings for your assigned unit on a consistent basis.
- Develops and coordinates individual discharge
plan for patient by utilizing treatment team and chart information to
determine patient’s aftercare needs.
- Initiates contact with treatment team members
and recommends treatment alternative when goals are not being met.
- Completes discharge summary with pertinent
information for treatment providers.
- Proactively identifies and addresses actual
and potential impediments toward discharge or transition to next
level of care.
- Establishes and maintains cooperative
relationships with community agencies and other resources.
- Include patient, family, guardian, or
appropriate transition efforts with respect to discharge status,
discharge planning referrals/assistance; services provided; aftercare
plan and recommendation.
- 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.
- Completes certifications for mental health
- Conduct follow-up calls with Protective
Agencies; assists agency in obtaining necessary information with
report documented in patient chart.
- Abide by legal requirements and by
organization policy regarding confidentiality, privileged
communication and informed consent.
Master’s degree in social work or other mental health field
to two years of mental health experience required.
Inpatient experience preferred.
• NCI (nonviolent crisis intervention) required.
This training also offered upon hire.
• Certification or
licensure in social work or mental health field required; e.g. CSW
(with an approved contract with the board of Social Work), LCSW,
LPCA, LPCC, etc.
• If employee
possesses a LPCA or CSW, then they must have a contractual agreement
for supervision. This agreement must be forwarded to HR for placement
in their file.
Written and oral communication skills.
• Skills in case
• Skills in time management.
Knowledge of acute psychological disorders, and advanced principals
of abnormal psychology.
• Familiarity with follow-up
resource services available to patients.
• Skills in
conducting family group therapy.
• Skills in maintaining
information as highly confidential.
• Must demonstrate the
ability to treat all age populations as needed or have the capacity
to develop skills through the organization’s cross-training,
orientation program. Ability to clearly summarize pertinent clinical
information via written correspondence and medical records
The Ridge Behavioral Health
Systems, a subsidiary of UHS, is not accepting unsolicited assistance
from search firms for this employment opportunity. 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