Posted: May 29, 2020

Mental Health Technician

SummitRidge Hospital - Lawrenceville, GA
Application Deadline: Aug 29, 2020
Health Services

One of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies. Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. Summit Ridge Hospital provides quality behavioral health and addiction treatment services in Lawrenceville, GA, approximately 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. Our dedicated team of professionals provide caring and professional inpatient, outpatient and support services to adults and adolescents suffering from psychiatric or addictive disorders. Additionally, the Geriatric unit provides acute care for seniors in psychiatric crisis. Due to continued growth, we are seeking an experienced Intake Counselor to join our talented team. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: - Ensure that all intake calls are answered promptly and courteously - Provide Crisis Intervention, Telephonic Triage and Clinical Assessments - Provide callers and families with Community Resources and Information - Obtain Admission Pre-certifications - Develop and maintain strong working relationships with Internal and External Customers (including other Departments, Physicians, and Emergency Departments) - Work as a Team Player to ensure Customer Service to patients, families, and other employees.


Position Summary:

Carries out a variety of direct and indirect nursing patient care activities and tasks which support the maintenance of the therapeutic milieu and which meet the patient’s needs for safety and comfort.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS or BA degree in psychology, social work or related field with one year inpatient experience in mental health
  • OR
  • Three (3) years experience in mental health care/social service may be substituted for or considered in lieu of degree.
  • Skilled in effective verbal and written communications, interviewing, and counseling

Must be able to demonstrate sound judgment, maturity, and the ability to act with objectivity and empathy in crises.