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Assessment and Referral Clinician

Job Code:  62418
Facility: The Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health
Location: NORFOLK, VA US
Travel Involved: 20-30%
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Master's Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, Social Work/Case Management, Patient Admissions, Acute Care
Category: Allied Health
FTE: .01
Position Summary:

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.

Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health, founded in 1986, is an 82 bed facility within the city of Norfolk, Virginia. Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health offers comprehensive mental health programs to the state of Virginia. We provide psychiatrically and medically managed acute and residential treatment for children and adolescents with significant impairments in their social and emotional development. We provide quality care to children and adolescents in need using quality, evidence based practice treatments. We are accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), and are licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia and The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health currently has openings for a PRN Assessment and Referral Clinician. The candidate selected will be responsible for the following:

Provides telephonic and face-to-face mental health triage, assessment, and crisis intervention both on-site and at local hospital emergency rooms.

Completes voluntary, involuntary, direct, and mobile admissions.

Provides individualized disposition and referrals for all calls and assessments.

Works closely with the Director of Admissions and the Community Liaison to identify trends in referrals and potential areas for marketing.

Serves as the facility Court Liaison.


Master's degree required in a social science, such as counseling, psychology, or social work required; or Licensed Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

One or more year’s experience in mental health counseling, crisis intervention counseling preferred. Preferred experience in a residential health care setting. Knowledge of current psychiatric diagnostic and treatment terminology. Familiarity with bio-psychosocial assessments, mental status examinations, and clinical interviews. Preferred candidate will be proficient conducting clinical nursing assessments .  Must have a valid Driver's License.

Must have knowledge of various types of referral sources in the area, as well as the various types of funding available. Knowledge of and ability to use oral and writing composition skills, basic math, personal computer, Excel and Word Perfect/Word software; ability to use telephone, copier, fax machine.

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