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
The Psychiatric Institute of
Washington provides comprehensive behavioral healthcare for children,
adolescents, adults and senior adults suffering from mental health
and addictive illnesses. We are a 124-bed, short-term, acute care
hospital offering inpatient, partial and intensive outpatient
hospitalization, as well as specialized treatment programs for
chemical dependency. Founded in 1967, PIW combines the rich
traditions of its past with the behavioral health options of the
present. We have an excellent reputation as an innovative hospital
with caring, dedicated staff, experienced in the delivery of
behavioral healthcare. We currently are recruiting for Psychiatric
Counselors. Candidates selected will be invited to complete an
online assessment; those doing well on the assessment will then be
invited to interview for current or future openings.
Candidates must be within reasonable commuting distance of
the facility; relocation assistance is not offered.
Incumbents in the position will be responsible for the following:
• Ability to provide sound therapeutic intervention.
• Interacts with patients in a purposeful and
goal-directed manner. Interacts therapeutically with patients and
demonstrates an understanding of basic principles of human behavior.
• Verbalizes and demonstrates an awareness of the
influences of behavior and personality of self and other staff on
• Ability to provide psycho
• Demonstrates technical skills in use
of physical restraints and seclusion with attention to patients and
• Observes patient behavior and promptly
detects behavior that may result in injury to patient and others.
• Attends educational programs/classes directed towards
meeting stated objectives for professional growth.
Ability to establish and maintain a therapeutic working relationship
with family members for the purpose of support, guidance, and
communication in the plan of care.
• Performs patient care
procedures, such as vital signs, specimen collection, with technical
skill, accuracy, and in a supportive manner.
and ensures admission procedures are carried out efficiently and in a
• Bachelor's degree in a healthcare-related field such as
Psychology or Social Services.
• Minimum of one or two
years experience in a job-related field in a clinical/healthcare
POLICY ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITY:
The mission of
the Psychiatric Institute of Washington is to share in the healing
process and guide those we serve on the path to health. In fulfilling
its mission, the institute does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status,
religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability in the
administration of its policies.