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Therapist (Substance Use Disorder)

Universal Health Services

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Therapist (Substance Use Disorder)

Job Code:  237293
Facility: Laurel Ridge Treatment Center
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Master's Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, Social Work/Case Management
Category: Human Resources
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

Laurel Ridge Treatment Center is a psychiatric hospital offering a comprehensive continuum of behavioral healthcare services, including acute programs for children, adolescents and adults, and residential treatment for children and adolescents.

The 252-bed, is located on 18 acres in San Antonio, Texas. Living units are located at one end of the campus. The facility includes a school building, gymnasium, recreational facility, playgrounds, swimming pool, ROPES (Reality-Oriented Physical Experiential Situation Course), library, computer lab and dining room. Laurel Ridge Treatment Center currently has a Therapist position available in our Substance Use Disorder Unit.

POSITION PURPOSE: To provide psychotherapeutic and clinical case management services to patients and their families.


1. Provides group, individual, and family therapies, as scheduled and/or assigned, documenting patients'/ families' response to interventions.
2. Ensures a Psychosocial Assessment is prepared for each patient according to established time frames, assuring that all appropriate information is included and shared with treatment team members.
3. Oversees case management and discharge planning components of the patient's Master Treatment Plan and MTP reviews, documenting discussion of the plan with the patient and family as appropriate. Completes group, individual and family therapy components as appropriate.
4. Develops appropriate aftercare plans with the patient, assessing the need and arranging for community agency support as appropriate and documenting it. Completes appointment sections of discharge sheet.
5. Reports known or suspected abuse of patients.
6. Works cooperatively as a member of a multidisciplinary team to achieve quality patient care.
7. Maintains professional licensure and regularly update clinical skills.
8. Assists with/completes commitment to this facility and other facilities when appropriate



SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Excellent written and verbal skills, strong assessment and interpersonal skills, flexible attitude, able to meet demands of heavy caseload. Ability to maintain patient records and confidentiality. Excellent understanding of appropriate boundaries/relationships with staff and patients. Excellent clinical and didactic skills and understanding of group dynamics. Must understand the needs of patients aged 3 through 80.

EDUCATION: Master's degree in Social Work.


EXPERIENCE: Experience working with substance use disorder, preferred.  At least 6 months' work in individual, group and family therapy, and in case management and discharge planning in an inpatient psychiatric facility; familiarity with ethical and legal duties regarding reporting of abuse.


* Ability to speak and write.
* Hearing and vision sufficient to perform essential tasks.
* Emotional stability necessary to perform essential functions.
* Ability to perform CPR.
* Ability to maintain confidentiality.

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

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