Assessment & Referral Therapist (Full Time, 2nd Shift)
Universal Health Services, Inc.
July 14, 2018
LINCOLN PRAIRIE BEHAVIORAL
Admin / Clerical
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nationâ€™s largest and most respected hospital companies in the United States. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. Our operating philosophy is to 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.
Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center is a Joint Commission approved and state licensed facility for 88 beds, which includes pediatric units, adolescent girls, adolescent boys, and MISA (Mental Illness Substance Abuse) unit. We are committed to providing youth with compassionate treatment that encourages self-responsibility and personal growth. Lincoln Prairie provides treatment to children and adolescents (ages 3-17) that present with a broad range of psychiatric and behavioral disorders. Lincoln Prairie offers an array of outpatient programs. We provide educational programs, enhanced Occupational Therapy services, Recreational Therapy, Art and Music Therapy, while utilizing a holistic treatment approach.
We are seeking an Assessment and Referral Therapist who is responsible for responding effectively to requests for information on a wide range of human service needs.Â The position is responsible for direct contact with potential clients, patients, residents, referral sources, physicians, clinical treatment team members and case managers.Â The position is expected to make an accurate assessment of inquirersâ€™ problems and needs, identify resources to meet their needs, make the appropriate referrals and provide advocacy when required.
The primary responsibilities of this position, include:
Responsible for handling assessment calls from families and referral sources.
Aware of resources in the area and other communities.
Responsible for knowing the programs and details of the services available within our systems.
Responsible for explaining the assessment process and admission.
Responsible for identifying the clinical need of the client.
Responsible of information referral.
Responsible for completion of patient admission process in a timely matter.
Understands the legal admission forms.
Responsible for informing the patient of his/her rights based on their development age.
Prepares admission and consent forms.
Responsible for securing authorization for payment for initial services and the performance of third party pre-certification process.
Responsible for entering data into the MS4 system in a timely matter.
Responsible for maintaining a current knowledge of the State of Illinois Mental Health Code.
Responsible for scheduling admissions and emergency assessments in a timely matter.