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Deltek Talent Management - INTAKE COUNSELOR - PRN - (29467)

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Facility Name
Highlands Behavioral Health System
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO 80130 US (Primary)
Career Area
Behavioral Health - Therapist
Job Description

Intake Counselor


Highlands BHS

Highlands Behavioral Health System is an 86 bed freestanding behavioral health hospital offering psychiatric care for adults and adolescents. Centrally located in Littleton, the facility is easily accessible to families throughout the Front Range and just minutes from surrounding communities.


Intake Counselor

The Intake Counselor responds to all persons requesting assistance either by telephone or in person, and provides psychiatric assessment, crisis intervention and referrals to Hospital staff and services to outside sources, based on the nature of the problem(s) and financial resources.  Admissions to the Hospital are facilitated through coordinated efforts with the Business Office, Utilization Review and the Department of Nursing Services.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Responds to telephone and/or walk-in requests for psychiatric assistance.
  • Assesses each inquiry to determine clinical need of caller and/or patient, and makes referral to appropriate level of care.
  • Maintains daily log of all incoming and pending Intake calls and Assessments.
  • Maintains a good working relationship and ongoing communication with referral sources.
  • Completes the admission of patients.
  • Collaborates with hospital personnel and medical staff to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Promotes a positive working environment and guest relations.
  • Completes procedures as stipulated in CCR 27-65 regulations as required.
  • Promotes safety by attending mandatory inservices and complies with all safety measures initiated by the facility
Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

·         Masters Degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field required.

·         LPC or LCSW licensure preferred.

·         5 years experience in a clinical department of a psychiatric hospital and previous experience with psychiatric patients of all ages preferred.



Requires superior verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to function in a caring and empathetic manner with clients and their families.  Diplomacy and tact is required in all interactions including dealing with members of the Medical and Hospital staff.


  • Must be able to perform assignments with minimal supervision;
  • Must be able to perform concentrated and/or complex mental activity with frequent involvement in complex and/or highly technical situations;
  • Must be able to work successfully under highly stressful conditions;
  • Must be able to make sound, independent judgments based on scientific and/or ethical principles;
  • Must be able to comprehend and perform oral and written instructions and procedures;
  • Must be able to collaborate with other multidisciplinary team members in an appropriate fashion;
  • Must be capable of adapting to varying workloads an work assignments on a constant basis;
  • Must have effective comprehensive reading skills, strong communication skills, written and verbal.


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.


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.

Posted: 2019-02-14 Expires: 2019-03-16

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