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Therapist - PT BENEFITS ELIGIBLE - Youth Services (Hours Vary)

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Therapist - PT BENEFITS ELIGIBLE - Youth Services (Hours Vary)

Job Code:  243104
Facility: Ridge Behavioral Health System
Location: LEXINGTON, KY US Southern
Region: Southern
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Part Time
Job Level:  Experienced (Non-Manager)
Minimum Education Required: Master's Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health
Category: Allied Health
FTE: 0.5
Position Summary:

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) knows what it takes to lead, inspire and succeed. One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, UHS owns and operates through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

UHS built an impressive record of achievement and performance, steadily growing from a startup company with zero revenue into a Fortune 500 corporation with annual revenue that exceeds $8 billion. The company's operating philosophy has proven to be effective: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, then invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive and become a dominant healthcare provider in its community.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS ranks on the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations with over 74,000 employees, and is consistently listed among Fortune's "Most Admired Companies” and one of the 30 Most Meaningful Companies To Work For in America by Business Insider.

The Ridge Behavioral Health System is seeking a dynamic and talented Inpatient Therapist for our Youth Services.

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.

The Inpatient Therapist provides 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 review.

Essential Responsibilities Include, But Not Limited To:

  • 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 licensing board.
  • 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 petitions.  
  • 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 required.

• One 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.

Other Skills
• Written and oral communication skills.
• Skills in case management.
• 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 documentation.


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 means.

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