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INTAKE COUNSELOR (Master's, License or RN) - (29238)

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INTAKE COUNSELOR (Master's, License or RN) - (29238)

Facility Name
Anchor Hospital
ATLANTA, GA 30349 US (Primary)
Career Area
Behavioral Health - Counselor
Job Description

Southern Crescent Behavioral Health System is comprised of three (3) facilities: Anchor Hospital, Crescent Pines Hospital Campus, and the Riverdale Outpatient Campus. Providing a myriad of behavioral health services across the continuum from inpatient through outpatient treatment, we treat adolescent through geriatric patients. We are currently seeking energetic and dynamic applicants for the position of Intake Counselor for the Admissions Department at Anchor Hospital.

The Intake Counselor's responsibilities include assessment of psychiatric and medical risks/needs of those who present for care; provision of treatment recommendation, immediate patient/client disposition, arranging hospital transfer/discharge, making outpatient referrals, and/or making connections to other community agencies and resources. The position also requires, internal marketing, effective communication with physicians, efficient communication with referral sources, and overall excellent service to patients and other callers/visitors. Staff must be able to work rotating weekends as needed. Other responsibilities include being able to perform all aspects of the hospital’s assessment and referral process, including efficient and effective management of crisis calls and other telephone inquiries.

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation’s largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is the largest facility-based behavioral health provider in the country, with its subsidiaries operating 216 behavioral health facilities in 37 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. When UHS entered the behavioral health industry in 1983, we established a philosophy of caring for patients who need mental health services with kindness, dignity and respect, while we provide them with a supportive environment and treatment to help them heal.

Established in 1986, the Anchor Hospital campus of Southern Crescent Behavioral Health System is a 122-bed facility accredited by the Joint Commission that specializes in the treatment of behavioral health and addictive disease disorders for Adolescents, Adults and Senior Adults. Located in College Park, GA, Anchor Hospital serves Mental Health and Substance Abuse patients from all over the Southeast. We are committed to excellence in diagnosis, treatment and education. Patients who come to Anchor Hospital are in crisis, and the road to recovery for behavioral, mental health, and substance abuse patients is a difficult one. The staff at Anchor Hospital serves as compassionate guides who provide for our patients’ clinical needs.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

1. Education: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in counseling, social work, or marriage and family therapy is required OR License as a registered nurse

2. Experience: Minimum of one (1) year of experience in a hospital setting is preferred.

3. License/Certification: Associate Licensure (LAPC, LMSW, and LAMFT) or full licensure (LPC, LCSW, LMFT) preferred, OR Licensure as an RN in Georgia required.

4. Skills: Candidates must have excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Candidates must also have working knowledge of DSM-5/ICD10, and working knowledge of 1013 process.

5. Physical Requirements: Moderate to low physical demands. Requires extensive time sitting, writing, and talking on telephone. Must be able to assist in physical crisis intervention when necessary.

Posted: 2019-02-21 Expires: 2019-03-23

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