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Assessment and Referral Counselor (Per Diem) - (20344)

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Assessment and Referral Counselor (Per Diem) - (20344)

Facility Name
Summit Oaks Hospital
SUMMIT, NJ 07901 US (Primary)
Career Area
Admissions, Behavioral Health - Counselor, Social Worker
Job Description

Summit Oaks Hospital

Summit Oaks Hospital is located in Summit, New Jersey and is one of the longest standing mental health and substance abuse treatment centers in the state. Since 1902, Summit Oaks Hospital has been providing quality mental health care for children (5-12), adolescents (13-17) and adults (18 and older) who have been struggling with psychiatric and substance abuse issues.

The staff at Summit Oaks Hospital is comprised of psychiatrists, nurses, clinicians and counselors. Our highly skilled and certified professionals are dedicated to providing the individualized treatment needed for patients who want to regain control of their lives.

Summit Oaks Hospital takes pride in offering high quality care to our patients and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s annual review of “Best Hospitals.” We are licensed by the state of New Jersey and are fully accredited by The Joint Commission.


Assessment and Referral Counselor (Per Diem)

If you are seeking per diem employment in the behavioral health field and enjoy working with a wide spectrum of patients, our Assessment and Referral Counselor position is for you. The Assessment and Referral Counselor is responsible for conducting assessments of incoming patients and responding to requests for services and information.  

Duties include

Making, documenting and processing inquiry calls in accordance with Intake policies,

Conducting assessments on individuals experiencing crises,

Participating in screening patients for admission into both inpatient and outpatient hospital programs, utilizing pre-approved admissions criteria set forth by the Medical Staff,

Providing assessments of incoming patient’s mental health/chemical dependency; including precipitating events, presenting problems, treatment/substance use history, mental status and risk assessment.

Making a determination of level of care by an evaluation of the patient’s needs, advocating the lowest level of care consistent with those needs.

Completing admission paperwork.

Obtaining pre-certification in accordance with insurance requirements.

Completing and documenting In house assessments with treatment or referral disposition recommendations,

Maintaining good communication with the utilization review, admitting, financial offices and other departmental staff.

Job Requirements

Education: Registered Nurse, master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work or related field or a bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, or related field with a current NJ state crisis intervention screening license.

Experience: 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

Licensure: Licensed to practice as an RN, LSW, LCSW or LPC, preferred.

Additional Requirements: A working knowledge of the DSM-IV and the Mental Status Exam. A working knowledge of the Addiction and Recovery field.


This opportunity offers the following:

Challenging and rewarding work environment
Growth and Development Opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries
Competitive Compensation

Universal Health Services

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 today 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.

Headquartered 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


*UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.


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