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Health Care Provider
Assessment Counselor - PRN
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Job Description

El Paso Behavioral Health System is currently looking for an Assessment Counselor. (PRN; 7A-7P / 7P-7A; Weekend & Night Shifts Available) to join our Admissions Team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the following: performing intake assessments, crisis intervention and providing information over the hospital's services to patients. The Assessment Counselor is also responsible for providing patients who do not meet criteria for admission with referrals to community resources to ensure continuity of care. Assessment Counselor will assist with call center functions and other duties to support the needs of the Psych E.D.

El Paso Behavioral Health System is a private 166-bed psychiatric hospital located in El Paso, Texas, specializing in mental health and chemical dependency care. We provide a wide range of services and programs that offer evidence-based treatment proven to have positive outcomes for our patients. Our inpatient and day hospital, or outpatient, services offer supportive and compassionate care through specialty programs that are tailored to meet the needs of our patients.

Job Requirements

The following are the job requirements for the Assessment Counselor position:

Education: Master's Degree in a human relations field or Registered Nurse.

Experience: Preferably two or more years' experience in intake assessment activities within an acute psychiatric setting. A minimum of two (2) years' experience in a psychiatric hospital setting including customer contact and crisis intervention highly preferred.

Licensure: Licensed to practice in the State of Texas as a mental health professional (LPC, LPC-Intern, LMSW, or LCSW) or registered nurse (RN).

Additional Requirements: A working knowledge of the DSM-V and the Mental Status Exam. A working knowledge of the Addiction and Recovery field. Successful completion of Handle With Care Training upon hire. Must have and maintain current CPR Certification. May be required to work occasional overtime and flexible hours.

ABOUT US: 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. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence, and compassion.

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.

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)