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Therapist Full Time School Based Franklin County

Company: The Ridge Behavioral Health System
Location: Lexington
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Job Description:

About Universal Health Services:

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.

About The Ridge:

The Ridge Behavioral Health System is seeking a dynamic and talented School Based Therapist for Franklin County High School located in Frankfort, KY. Located in Lexington, KY, the heart of the Bluegrass, The Ridge Behavioral Health System offers a healing environment that is reassuring to a patients sense of security and confidentiality. Dedicated to excellence, The Ridge Behavioral Health System is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, as a licensed, 110-bed hospital, providing psychiatric (mental health) and chemical dependency (drug & alcohol rehabilitation) services to children, adolescents and adults. Inpatient care is provided on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week. Outpatient and partial hospitalization services are provided on a six-day per week basis, days and evenings. Care is provided according to an established code of ethical conduct and strict adherence to patient rights. The Ridge Behavioral Health System is owned and operated by Universal Health Services. For more information, visit our website at ridgebhs.com

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Director of Outpatient Services, provides therapeutic group and family treatment to patients with mental and substance abuse diagnosis in PHP and IOP programs. Coordinate their treatment through treatment planning, the treatment team process and utilization and review. This is a 9 month position, operating on the public school schedule, with the option to pay over 12 months of the calendar year.

Position Specific Competencies:

* Conducts psychosocial assessments within 5 days.

* Interviews patients and family members to identify preliminary issues for treatment as needed.

* Intake Assessments/Screenings are completed as per policy on all referrals to the satellite program.

* Facilitates clinically appropriate admissions to hospital services, congruent with needs and resources of individual.

* Psychosocial data is comprehensive, documents history and identifies preliminary issues for treatment focus (i.e., presenting problems; past emotional/behavioral problems/treatment; history of sexual/physical abuse, etc.)

* Provides groups and family process oriented therapies in a timely manner.

* Demonstrates sufficient understanding of services available in the community when making referrals for individuals seeking treatment.

* Works professionally and effectively with Business Office staff to collect co-payments, submit charges, and communicate Utilization Review information.

* Conducts prompt follow-up phone calls to No Show patient appointments.

* Is receptive to direction & feedback from the Director of Outpatient Services.

* Completes Utilization Review calls timely and thoroughly.

* Practices by code of ethics set forth by your licensing board.

* Assess, develops and implements groups to enhance treatment of patients.

* Attends and participates in treatment team meetings for your assigned cases.

* Develops and coordinates individual discharge plan for patient by utilizing treatment team and chart information to determine patient s aftercare needs.

* Initiates contact with treatment team members and recommends treatment alternative when goals are not being met.

* Completes discharge summary with pertinent information for treatment providers.

* Proactively identifies and addresses actual and potential impediments toward discharge or transition to next level of care.

* Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with community agencies and other resources.

* Include patient, family, guardian, or appropriate transition efforts with respect to discharge status, discharge planning referrals/assistance; services provided; aftercare plan and recommendation.

* Maintain and document content with referring or monitoring agency.

* Treatment plan and master problem list reflects social services interventions and assignment of specific problems within 5 days.

* Responds calmly and appropriately in times of unexpected crisis.

* Maintains focus on teamwork and facility goals as well as individual job duties

* Complete master treatment plan within 5 days

* Reports incidents or suspected incidents of sexual/physical abuse and/or neglect to Protective Services in a timely manner.

* Utilization Review information is documented clearly thoroughly, and timely.

* Progress notes summarized patient s progress toward master treatment plan goals.

* Continuing care/discharge sheet reflects outpatient appointment prior to discharge.

* Progress notes recorded within 24 hours of group/family session or discharge planning

* Conduct follow-up calls with Protective Agencies; assists agency in obtaining necessary information with report documented in patient chart.

* Abide by legal requirements and by organization policy regarding confidentiality, privileged communication and informed consent.

* Follows proper de-escalation techniques when handling crisis situations.

* Provides appropriate crisis intervention as necessary by anticipating and responding quickly to escalating behaviors, utilizing de-escalation techniques to diffuse the situation, correctly prioritizing safety concerns.

* Uses appropriate counseling skills by de-escalating aggression, using active listening skills, using appropriate tone and volume of voice, providing a high frequency and variety of positive reinforcements, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and promoting a positive peer culture.

* Contraband is properly removed and disposed of according to policy.

This opportunity provides the following:

* *UHS is Challenging and rewarding work environment

* Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries

* Competitive Compensation

* Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan

* 401k plan with company match

* Generous Paid Time Off

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.

All employment at UHS is with one of the subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc., including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. Universal Health Services is a holding company.

UHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, openly supports and fully commits to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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