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Employment Type:
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Job Category:
Mental Health
Therapist (ma/MSW)
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Job Description


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 74,000 people employed by UHS subsidiaries, UHS's business strategy is to continue to grow by building or purchasing healthcare facilities across the country, while continuing to strengthen UHS's well-reputed franchise with its customary exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success is driven by a service philosophy based on integrity, competence, compassion, and a responsive management style.

UHS has been recognized as a Fortune 500 company and is listed as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies.

West Hills Hospital is a 95-bed acute care inpatient psychiatric hospital located in Reno, Nevada, specializing in behavioral healthcare and substance abuse treatment options for children, adolescents, adults and seniors. Our facility maintains a full-time medical staff of psychiatrists to oversee programs, patients and care. This ensures you or your loved one will always be in the hands of a professional medical service provider and will receive the most evidence based care available. West Hills Hospital is JCAHO accredited and is the only facility licensed in northern Nevada to treat children and adolescents.

Job Description: Provides full range of therapeutic services for patient systems including crisis intervention, individual therapy, family therapy and group therapy. Completes a variety of case management services including psychosocial assessments, treatment planning, discharge planning and documentation. Maintains a thorough knowledge base of community resources for patient population served. Maintains a thorough knowledge base of age specific interventions for patient populations served. Participates in department and facility Performance Improvement activities.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

Education: Masters degree in Social Work or other health related field.

Experience: Preferred three (2) years of direct clinical experience in a psychiatric or mental health treatment setting or a combination of education and licensure experience equivalent as listed below.

Licensure: Licensure in the state of Nevada as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or LCSW Intern; Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Licensed Social Worker Intern (LSW-I), Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) or MFT Intern (MFT-I); or LADC or LADC intern, Clinical Professional Counselor (CPC) or CPC intern. Maintain a valid Nevada / California Driver's license.

Additional Requirements: Successful completion of CPR training and successful completion of Handle With Care Training including restraint and seclusion policies within ninety (90) days of employment, and prior to assisting in restraining procedures. May be required to work overtime and flexible hours. Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on his or her assigned program. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the lifespan and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs.


About Universal Health Services

Universal Health Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and radiation oncology centers. As of February 26, 2009, the Company owned and/or operated or had under construction, 26 acute care hospitals (including one facility being constructed) and 101 behavioral health centers located in 32 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. As part of its ambulatory treatment centers division, the Company manages and/or owns outright or in partnerships with physicians, nine surgical hospitals and surgery and radiation oncology centers located in six states and Puerto Rico. Services provided by its hospitals include general and specialty surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, pediatric services, pharmacy services and behavioral health services. (Source: 10-K)