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Counselor (ma/MSW) - Behavioral Health - F/t Days

Company: Universal Health Services
Location: Amarillo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


POSITION SUMMARY: Under indirect to general supervision, the counselor performs a broad range of counseling functions. Including provision of individual and family therapies as ordered daily group therapy for assigned unit(s) and completion of comprehensive psychosocial. Supports an organizational culture for Service Excellence and practices the Service Excellence and practices the Service Excellence Standards to all customer groups



Demonstrates the three service excellence competencies


Meets the organization's expectations regarding house-wide requirements


Provides direct patient services to patients from age 2 to geriatric including:

  • Provides individual, marital, family and/or group psychotherapy and education of a psychosocial nature to patients with various psychiatric diagnoses; develops treatment plans according to the age, developmental level and cultural background of the patient.
  • Consults with psychiatrists, other physicians or therapists and staff of other departments. Identifies patient needs and communicates these to the treatment team.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation of therapeutic and assessment activities in a timely manner and with appropriate attention to detail.
  • Communicates with patients, families, caregivers, significant others and members of the healthcare team to promote maximum benefit of care.
  • Performs psychological/chemical dependency assessment within limits of license or under supervision, demonstrating knowledge of developmental issues as they affect such evaluation.
  • Provides comprehensive psychosocial assessments for Pavilion patients.


  • Takes a leadership role on the Pavilion unit where assigned and utilizes appropriate skills in delegating, organizing and educating coworkers.
  • Responds to department needs; flexes time or work location relative to census.
  • Participates in and contributes to the quality improvement process for the department and institution. Accepts responsibility for portion of outcome data collection.
  • Collaborates effectively with interdisciplinary team processes. Provides support as needed on inpatient unit where assigned without requiring specific direction. Cooperates with requests of other departments such as Medical Records and Business Office.
  • Shares creative ideas with interdisciplinary teams and management with the goal of improved patient care.
  • Maintains specialty knowledge in assigned areas.

JOB TITLE: Counselor (MA/MSW)

Maintenance of a Safe Environment:

  • Maintains competency in CPR and PMAB for patient and staff protection.
  • Assesses risks for safety and implements appropriate precautions.Operational Excellence:
  • Provides services in such a way as to meet the fiscal goals of the organization. Implements value added programs and services.
  • Manages the satisfaction of department customers to include patients, employees and physicians through effective communication and appropriate responsiveness to customer issues.

Physical and Sensory Requirements:

  • Ability to read and write in English.
  • Ability to communicate at an appropriate level with patients, families, staff, physicians, support agencies, vendors and others.
  • Ability to evaluate and interpret information and make independent decisions.
  • Ability to tolerate prolonged sitting.
  • Ability to move from office to patient care areas as needed.
  • Must have physical stamina to handle wheelchairs and to assist functionally impaired patients with transfers and personal care as needed.
  • Must have emotional stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations including response to complaints, maintaining a calm demeanor and good judgment under stress.
  • Ability to respond to pages, telephone and other auditory stimulation.
  • Quantitative mathematical ability (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, standard/metric measurements).

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: <" target="_blank" rel="noopener">>; or 1-800-852-3449.



  • Computer
  • Copier
  • Shredder
  • Telephone
  • Facsimile Machine
  • Pager
  • VCR
  • Monitor


BSN or master's degree in a mental health related field. License as appropriate to training. At least three years clinical experience. Administrative/supervisory experience.

Keywords: Universal Health Services, Amarillo , Counselor (ma/MSW) - Behavioral Health - F/t Days, Other , Amarillo, Texas

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