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Assessment & Referral Clinician - (99298)

Universal Health Services
Norfolk, VA 23510
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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. 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.

Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health, founded in 1986, is an 82 bed facility within the city of Norfolk, Virginia. Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health offers comprehensive mental health programs to the state of Virginia. We provide psychiatrically and medically managed acute care, residential treatment, and partial hospitalization for children and adolescents with significant impairments in their social and emotional development. We provide quality care to children and adolescents in need using quality, evidence based practice treatments. We are accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), and are licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia and The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS).

Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health currently has openings for a PRNAssessment and Referral Clinicians- EveningThe candidate selected will be responsible for the following:

  • Provides telephonic and face-to-face mental health triage, assessment, and crisis intervention both on-site and at local hospital emergency rooms.
  • Provides individualized disposition and referrals for all calls and assessments.
  • Completes voluntary, involuntary, direct, and mobile admissions.
  • Perform administrative duties including keeping file records about each patient, prescriptions, order and maintain supplies, keep inventory for medicine and medical equipment.
  • Manage and solve admission problems.
  • Works closely with the Director of Admissions and the Community Liaison to identify trends in referrals and potential areas for growth.
  • Serves as the facility Court Liaison.
  • Weekend and holidays may be required.
Job Requirements


An individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations

may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.

Good verbal and written skills, ability to rotate shifts and roles as necessary, ability to maintain confidentiality of

patient information. Demonstrates knowledge of risk factors for violence and determining potential for violent

acting out and ability to assess suicidal/homicidal ideations. On-call and holidays required.

Education: Masters degree in a social science, such as counseling, psychology, or social work.

Licensure/Certification: None


One or more years experience in mental counseling, crisis intervention counseling preferred. Preferred experience

in an acute psychiatric healthcare setting. Knowledge of current psychiatric diagnostic and treatment terminology.

Familiarity with crisis intervention techniques, biopsychosocial assessments, mental status examinations, and

clinical interviews. Must have knowledge of various types of referral sources in the area, as well as the various

types of funding available. Knowledge of and ability to use oral and writing composition skills, basic math,

personal computer, Excel and Word software, telephone, copier, and fax machine.

Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements for this position include being able to stand, squat, kneel, sit and lie on the floor for long

periods of time. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. The individual must be physically capable of

providing direct total physical care to unpredictable, potentially violent, mentally ill patients as necessary, including

lifting, supporting, running towards or away from areas where problems are occurring. Ability to successfully

perform the facility crisis intervention training and CPR.

Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health is a Universal Health Services, Inc. property. One of the nations 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 Worlds Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of Americas 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: 2019-11-07 Expires: 2020-04-02

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