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Deltek Talent Management - PHP THERAPIST - PER DIEM - (33929)

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Facility Name
Highlands Behavioral Health System
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO 80130 US (Primary)
Career Area
Allied Health
Social Worker
Job Description

PHP/IOP Therapist


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.


Social Worker

The Partial Hospitalization (PHP)/Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Therapist is responsible for providing support to the day-to-day operations of the Partial Hospitalization and Inpatient Programs including, but not limited to: administrative functions, utilization review, assessment, discharge planning, group/individual therapy, case management, and other duties related to delivering a successful program.  This position is split between both inpatient social work and outpatient partial hospitalization program. The candidate selected will be expected to work one weekend day per week.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Complete psychosocial assessments.
  • Provide group therapy or co-lead groups.
  • Provide individual/family therapy sessions and crisis intervention.
  • Augment Inpatient Services as needed.
  • Ensure timely and accurate delivery of clinical information to HMO/Insurance providers (PHP specific).
  • Provide social work consultations to physicians, nurses, other hospital staff members, patients, patient’s relatives and coordinate with community agencies as appropriate.
  • Provides case management services to patients in PHP.
  • Provides discharge planning services to PHP patients as needed.
  • Attend appropriate meetings, workshops, and in-house trainings to maintain clinical skills and keep informed of community resources available.
  • Respond to calls and requests made by hospital physicians, intake and assessment personnel, nurses and other staff as needed.
  • Promotes safety by attending mandatory inservices and complies with all safety measures initiated by the facility


Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

·         Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field such as counseling or psychology required. 

·         Licensure by the State of Colorado (L.C.S.W.) preferred.

·         Previous placement or internship in a psychiatric setting preferred, but not required.

·         Prior experience providing case management services, discharge planning, group therapy and conducting psychosocial evaluations preferred.



  • Knowledge of PHP and/or inpatient psychiatric policies and procedures.
  • Must have knowledge of local community resources and services required.
  • Must be able to make sound, independent judgements based on scientific and/or ethical principles..
  • Must be able to collaborate with other multidisciplinary team members in an appropriate fashion.
  • Must be capable of adapting to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant bases.
  • 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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