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Assessment & Referral Counselor

Company: Universal Health Services
Location: Rosemead
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:


BHC Alhambra Hospital

Assessment & Referral Counselor

P.M. Shift - 3:00P.M. -11:30P.M.

NOC Shift - 11:00P.M. - 7:30A.M.

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BHC Alhambra Hospital is located in the beautiful city of Rosemead, California. Our 115 bed facility established in 1924 prides itself on upholding a standard of excellence that allows our patients to take the first step to recovery. BHC Alhambra Hospital is a private, fully accredited, full-service acute psychiatric hospital serving children, adolescents and adults. BHC Alhambra is dedicated to providing quality behavioral health, substance abuse, and eating disorder treatment. We offer inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient options for individuals in the communities of the San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles County, and surrounding areas.

The Assessment & Referral Counselor is responsible for facilitating facility admissions by performing initial triage screening, assessment and referral activities for all in-coming and potential patients, consulting with potential patients, patient families, medical staff and other hospital staff, and counseling patients and patient families with regard to current assessments, recommended referrals and recommended required levels of care. The Assessment & Referral Counselor will gather clinical data, assign primarily diagnostics, and deliver case presentations to payers for payment, as well retro-authorizations and admission denials.


Education: LPT, Master's Degree, or doctorate in social work, psychology, counseling or a related field.

Experience: A minimum of two (2) years experience in a mental health setting preferred. Working knowledge of the Addiction & Recovery field and experience in clinical interviewing, patient assessment, family motivation, treatment planning, communicating with external review organizations or comparable entities, and working effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, preferred.


* Conducts in-person triage assessment of potential patients, and communicates that assessment to doctors and nursing staff.
* May serve as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP).
* Obtains and records accurate documentation for each call including clinical description, referral sources, demographic information, financial/insurance information and follow-up requirements.
* Recommends appropriate referrals based on patient condition, and communicates referrals to the Assessment & Referral Director and to the appropriate facility staff.
* Counsels patients and families in regard to recommended levels of care, community resources, and financial arrangements.

If you meet the above qualifications, and the description above sounds like the position that you are looking for, please apply.

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Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, and is the parent company of BHC Alhambra Hospital. 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.

EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.


At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: or 1-800-852-3449.

Keywords: Universal Health Services, Rosemead , Assessment & Referral Counselor, Other , Rosemead, California

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