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Universal Health Services LEAD THERAPIST (MASTERS) in NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina


Are you an experienced therapist or social worker with leadership experience, passionate about providing care in a behavioral health environment? Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral is looking for you! We are currently recruiting for a Lead Therapist.

Position Summary

The Lead Therapist will be responsible for providing quality case management and psychotherapeutic services to patients and their families in a lead position.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

· Serve as a member of the interdisciplinary team

· Integrate the management of the inpatient program into the hospital’s continuum of care Functions in both in-patient and out-patient settings

· Supports the inpatient team as a lead and primary backup for the director.

Benefits for full-time employees include:

· Tuition Assistance

· Career development opportunities across UHS and our 300+ locations!

· Diverse programming to expand your experience

· HealthStream online learning catalogue with plenty of free CEU courses

· Competitive Compensation & Generous Paid Time Off

· Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plans

· 401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan

· Pet Insurance

· SoFi Student Loan Refinancing Program

· More information is available on our Benefits Guest Website:


Education: Master’s degree in social work or equivalent Master’s degree in a recognized mental health field.

Experience: Clinical experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings preferred. Experience in case management, time management, and crisis intervention preferred. General knowledge of all areas psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment required.

Age-Specific Competencies: Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric

Licensure/Certification: CPR Certification required. CPI Certification required. Professional clinical licensure or certification (i.e., LISW, LMSW, LPC, NCC, LMFT, etc.) preferred.

Other: Assists the Director of Clinical Services (DCS) with ensuring the social services department’s compliance with regulatory requirements. Conducts quality audits and assists DCS with developing plans of correction for identified deficiencies. Ability to relate well with treatment professionals; Ability to mobilize and coordinate staff resources; Skills in dealing courteously with the public and individuals within the hospital setting; Possesses good organizational skills; Ability to meet deadlines; Time management skills; Must be available for assessments as needed; Skills in maintaining information as highly confidential; Must demonstrate ability to treat other age populations as needed or have the capacity to develop skills through cross-training and orientation; Ability to clearly summarize pertinent clinical information via written correspondence and medical records documentation.

HIPAA: Has access to and adds to the Medical Record. May only access medical record of assigned patients.

About Our Organization

Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health, a subsidiary of UHS, is located on the beautiful Ashley River near Charleston, SC, Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health lends a helping hand to people struggling with mental health and substance use disorders. At Palmetto Behavioral Health we are looking for exceptional people who share our mission of providing superior quality healthcare services and our culture of Service Excellence: treat everyone as a guest, demonstrate professionalism and excellence, practice teamwork.

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About Universal Health Services

One of the nation’s largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. During the year, UHS was again recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; and listed in Forbes ranking of America’s Largest Public Companies. Operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network, and various related services located all over the U.S. States, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.

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.

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