Job Description

BHC Alhambra Hospital

Reasons Program Therapist – Per Diem      

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) knows what it takes to lead, inspire and succeed. One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) owns and operates through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

BHC Alhambra Hospital is a 103 bed facility established in 1924. BHC Alhambra Hospital is a private, fully accredited, full-service acute psychiatric hospital serving children, adolescents and adults. BHC Alhambra Hospital is dedicated to providing quality behavioral health, substance abuse, and eating disorder treatment options for the communities of the San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles County, and surrounding areas. BHC Alhambra Hospital does not provide emergency services.

The mission of BHC Alhambra Hospital is to develop, implement and manage, in the most ethical and efficient manner, a network of superior behavioral health services with optimal client outcome.

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The Program Therapist performs functions to include assisting patients in meeting their bio-psychosocial needs while enabling them to access through therapeutic treatment skills to achieve their optimal level of emotional health, including providing basic consultation, teaching, complete specialized clinical social work services for patients/ families receiving care, crisis intervention, short-term and long-term family therapy, and providing information and referrals as needed.

Key Responsibilities include:

Formulate and conduct educational, therapeutic, and/or support groups.

2.          Communicate effectively with residents, families, health care team members and community providers regarding resident     status and progress.

3.          Interact and communicate with community agencies in assessment of and service to residents.

4.          Provide liaison and referral services to community agencies and appears in court when requested or subpoenaed.

5.          Maintain confidentiality in compliance with professional ethics according to professional and facility standards.

Job Requirements

Position Requirements:

Education:    Master's Degree from an accredited college or university, in Social Work or a clinical related mental health field, preferred.

Experience: Program Therapist requires a minimum of two (2) years experience in a psychiatric health care facility, with direct experience in family and group therapies, crisis intervention, and treatment skills; and strong clinical assessment skills, preferred.  For a specialty program (for example, Eating Disorders) experience with that population, is preferred.  In lieu of experience specialized education and training may be acceptable.

License:   Program Therapist must be master’s prepared or higher, Licensed and/or License eligible therapist, preferred.

Additional Requirements:  Successful completion of NCI training including appropriate use of seclusion and restraint within 90 days of employment and must be deemed competent prior to assisting in a restraining process. May be required to work flexible hours and overtime.

Additional Requirements:  NCI training within 90 days of employment and after being deemed competent, prior to assisting in a restraining procedure.  May be required to work flexible hours and overtime.

This opportunity provides the following:

  • Challenging and Rewarding Work Environment
  • Growth and Development Opportunities within UHS and Its Subsidiaries
  • Competitive Compensation



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