Director of Admissions
Brynn Marr Hospital - Jacksonville, NC

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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.

Since 1983, Brynn Marr Hospital has specialized in quality behavioral health services for children, adolescents, adults and senior adults through a comprehensive, integrated system of inpatient treatment and residential programs. Our purpose is to offer caring, effective behavioral health services for children, adolescents, adults and senior adults throughout North Carolina who suffer from mental illness, chemical dependency or developmental disability.

Position Summary:

The Director of Admissions is responsible for the patient intake process; implementing, monitoring, and evaluating that process. This includes responsibility for all patient intake calls; providing information to individuals, agencies, facilities, and professional staff (i.e., physicians, consulting professionals) requesting information regarding potential admissions, developing and/or maintaining relationships with ongoing sources of referral to alternative treatment sources when appropriate. In addition, provide assessments for patient admissions.

Requirements

Education: Masters degree from an accredited university in a clinical area, such as counseling, social work or RN licensure from an accredited school and at least five years experience in the mental health field preferred.

Experience: Clinical experience in psychiatric setting; situational evaluation and crisis prevention experience preferred.

License/Certification: Independently Licensed Clinician or Registered Nurse

Skills: Superior communication skills, high level of initiative, motivation, independent judgment and organizational skills. Ability to relate to those emotionally disturbed and in crisis.

Physical Requirements: High demand, mentally. Requires extensive time sitting, writing, and talking on the telephone.

Other: Ability to assist in crisis intervention, physical intervention with out of control patients.

We are 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 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 this facility. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by the organization as a result of the referral or through other means.

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