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Assessment & Referral Manager FT

Universal Health Services

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Assessment & Referral Manager FT

Job Code:  230340
Facility: Sierra Vista Hospital
Location: SACRAMENTO, CA US United States
Region: United States
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Master's Degree 
Category: Allied Health
FTE: 1.0
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.

Sierra Vista Hospital, a 171-bed psychiatric care facility located in south Sacramento, is a full-service mental health facility and a center of support for patients and their families. Since 1986, we have offered our clinical expertise to those suffering from emotional, behavioral and addiction problems.


The Assessment & Referral Manager is accountable for daily management of the department.  As a working Manager, this position provides supervision to Clinicians and RNs in the provision of psychiatric assessment services, including clinical evaluations, crisis intervention, and referrals.  This position interfaces closely with the medical staff, administration, unit staff, external case managers/managed care organizations and functions as a liaison with-in the hospital to all other departments, and other hospital intake departments.  In addition to daily administrative tasks the Manager must cover a clinicians’ role in the event of staffing shortfall or patient need.

Education: Master’s Degree from an accredited program in nursing, social work, mental health or related field preferred.

Experience:  A minimum of three (3) years direct clinical experience in a psychiatric or mental health setting, with direct experience in patient assessment, family motivation, treatment planning, and communication with external review organizations.

Licensure: preferred; R.N., L.C.S.W., LMFT or Master’s level and/ or license eligible.

Additional Requirements: Complete knowledge of crisis intervention techniques. Trained in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and CPR with-in 30 days of employment. Knowledge of Joint Commission Standards, EMTALA,  HIPPA laws, Medicare and CMS.

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