Admissions Specialist


  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Job Description

Stonington Institute, a division of one of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), has an immediate opening for a per-diem Admissions Specialist to work with clients in our outpatient substance abuse clinic. UHS is a Fortune 500 corporation and in 2017 was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune.

Stonington Institute is committed to providing quality substance abuse treatment options for adults in Southeastern Connecticut and surrounding areas. We offer medical detox as well as residential addictions treatment for active duty and retired military service members in our North Stonington location. Our clinic in Groton, CT, offers partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment, and is conveniently located across the street from The Inn at Trails Corner, a new 180 bed dormitory-style sober community for adult men and women who attend our outpatient day treatment programs. The Inn offers overnight accommodations, full-meal service, indoor/outdoor recreation options, a workout room, and computer center for all clients.

We accept private insurance, state-funded plans and self-pay arrangements. EOE/M/F/Disability/Vet.

The Admissions Specialist is responsible for the coordination of the admission of clients to the Institute. The Admissions Specialist provides face-to-face assessment and crisis intervention, schedules appointments for potential admissions, directs the intake and admission process at the treatment sites, confirms appropriate level of care, facilitates the admission process and coordinates communication with referral sources, families, clients and designated treatment staff at the program. Job responsibilities include scheduling of admissions, assessment of potential clients, completion of admission paperwork, referral relations, interdepartmental relations, documentation and data entry of all inquiry calls, and excellence in customer service.

This is a per-diem position.

Job Requirements

Bachelors Degree Preferred. Prior intake, assessment, admission and crisis intervention experience with a psychiatric mental health and/or chemical dependency population, preferably in a day treatment, residential, or inpatient setting a plus. Knowledge of insurance plans and mental health and chemical dependency treatment coverage preferred. Experience with computer data entry preferred. Prefer knowledge of crisis intervention and risk assessment, psychiatric diagnoses symptomology, chemical dependency diagnoses and symptomology, age specific growth and development and crisis and behavior management.

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