Social Worker, PRN

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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 10/15/2016

Highlands Behavioral Health LITTLETON, CO

Highlands Behavioral Health
Job Classification
Full Time
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Job Type
Masters Degree
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Highlands Behavioral Health System is an 86 bed
freestanding behavioral health hospital offering
psychiatric care for adults, children age (9+) and
adolescents. Centrally located in Littleton, the
facility is easily accessible to families throughout the
Front Range and just minutes from surrounding
Highlands Behavioral Health System is currently looking
for a Social Worker/Therapist, PRN.
The Social Worker/Therapist, PRN assists in the
integration of social services functions in the patient
care, discharge planning and aftercare planning process
with other hospital departments, external service
organizations, agencies and health care facilities. The
Social Worker/Therapist provides direct care to patient
as appropriate and ensures compliance with quality
patient care and regulatory standards. The Social
Worker/Therapist assists patients and their families
through the use of psychotherapeutic skills to
understand, identify and resolve complex problems
resulting from psychiatric illnesses utilizing group and
individual therapies.
Provide psychosocial assessments. Provide individual
therapy. Provides social work consultation to
physicians, nurses, other hospital staff members,
patients, patient s relatives and coordinates with
community agencies upon requests and in coordination
with assigned social worker. Participates in hospital
inservice education programs to integrate social work
with other hospital departments. Maintains statistical
report of services provided. Attend appropriate
meetings, workshops, and conferences to maintain social
work skills and keep informed of community resources
available. Provide discharge planning services and
arrange for post-hospital care of patients through
external services as requested. Co-lead group therapy on
assigned hospital units. Provide clinical services as
assigned. Promote positive customer relations.
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
Master s Degree in Social Work or related field such as
counseling, psychology or related field. Licensure by
the State of Colorado (L.C.S.W.) preferred actively
pursuing a license within 90 days and license obtained
within 2 years of employment.. Previous placement or
internship in a psychiatric setting would be helpful,
but not required.
1) Must be able to perform assignments with minimal
2) Must be able to perform concentrated and/or complex
mental activity with frequent involvement in complex
and/or highly technical situations;
3) Must be able to work successfully under highly
stressful conditions;
4) Must be able to make sound, independent judgments
based on scientific and/or ethical principles;
5) Must be able to comprehend and perform oral and
written instructions and procedures;
6) Must be able to collaborate with other
multidisciplinary team members in an appropriate
7) Must be capable of adapting to varying workloads an
work assignments on a constant basis;
8) Must have effective comprehensive reading skills,
strong communication skills, written and verbal.