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We are currently looking for a Full Time LCSW to join our team.  The LCSW is a member of a multidisciplinary team who provides direct assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, treatment intervention, and psycho-education to patients and their family members. The LCSW must be familiar with all aspects of psychopathology and recognize the appropriate and timely clinical treatment intervention needed.

Essential Functions:

• Provides treatment to adults, adolescents and active military, veterans and their dependents.
• Provides timely psychosocial assessment, documentation, case management, treatment and discharge planning for patients.
• Effectively communicates/interprets clinical material/documentation to patients.

• Demonstrates expertise in a variety of treatment methodologies including but not limited to:  individual, group, family therapies.
• Provides appropriate & timely documentation of clinical encounters in patient's charts.
• With patient’s request/consent, prepares reports/ letters and/or involves family, social agencies, schools, relatives, and friends in treatment team meetings as a part of the patient’s treatment and discharge    planning.
• Is knowledgeable of community resources.
• Adheres to all mandated guidelines for patient's clinical care
• Complies with Desert Parkway Behavioral Healthcare Hospital’s and all regulatory agency policies & procedures.


Basic Qualifications:
• 6 months of post-graduate experience in a behavioral health setting required.
• Master's degree in a social work required.
• Valid and current State of Nevada clinical social work license  (LSCW) required
• Knowledge of and ability to utilize current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM)

Preferred Qualifications:
• At least two (2) years of clinical experience with adults and adolescents in an inpatient or partial hospitalization environment.

• Strong experience in assessment/intake, consultation, case management, crisis intervention and treatment skills in an inpatient or partial hospitalization environment.

• Strong background in crisis intervention, brief therapy, cognitive behavioral and group therapies.


Registered Nurse Opening

Desert Parkway Behavioral Healthcare Hospital is currently looking for Full Time and Part Time Registered Nurses.  

This position is responsible for delivering quality general/psychiatric nursing care to patients who are hospitalized for treatment of psychiatric or emotional disorders; to support the hospital and program philosophy of care; to ensure the safety and well-being of each patient.

Key Responsibilites Include:

·         Assesses/re-assesses by collecting and analyzing data through a systematic process of interaction with patients, patient’s significant other, and the appropriate health care providers regarding the patient’s physical, psychological, environmental, self-care, educational, spiritual, cultural, and anticipated discharge needs.

·         Identifies and incorporates each patient’s unique needs into a comprehensive and individualized care plan.

·         Identifies and includes into the care plan of each patient the disease, condition, impairment or disability.

·         Evaluates each patients care against the goals and plan of care and revises the care plan periodically, as needed.

·         Treats and cares for patients competently and as based on current developmental theories and psychiatric nursing knowledge and standards.

·         Facilitates the patient’s access to the appropriate level of care and setting.


Minimum Education and Experience

A Nevada State RN License.

Two years of experience as a Registered Nurse in a behavioral healthcare facility.


Licensed Social Worker (LSW) Inpatient

Desert Parkway Behavioral is currently looking for a Full Time Licensed Social Worker (LSW).  The LSW is a member of a multidisciplinary team who provides discharge planning, treatment planning and psychocosial assessments for our patients.  The LSW may work in the hospital's in-patient setting, partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient programs as well as with a specific age group, as is determined by training and experience.

Essential Functions:

  • Evaluates patient data, develops and implements a plan of care for the patient.
  • Helps create and initiate a discharge plan for each patient at time of assessment.
  • Completes psychosocial assessments within required time.
  • Participates in weekly plan of care for each patient.
  • Provides appropriate and timely documentation of clinical encounters in patient's charts.
  • Appropriately utilizes established resources to assist in completing case management duties independently.
  • Is knowledgeable of community resources.
  • Adheres to all mandated guidlines for patient's clinical care.

Utilization Review Manager

If you are a dynamic Utilization Review Manager and are looking for a new career opportunity you can excel in; we have a great opportunity for you.  Desert Parkway Behavioral Healthcare Hospital has a newly developed Full Time position for a Utilization Review Manager.

The Utilization Review Manager is a working manager wwho will be responsible for overseeing and managing the Utilization Review Department to ensure the team is successfully obtaining authorization for precertification and concurrent review for all levels of care.  Performs pre-assessment and pre-certification reviews, concurrent reviews and will perform appeal reviews as needed.

The UR Manager will report directly to the CFO and will ensure that all UR staff memvers follow department and facility procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Manages the Utilization Review team members and their related caseloads and schedules as well as carries own caseload.
  • Provides reliable and relevant trending analysis of current and historical data related to length-of-stay and days authorized by specific insurance companies.
  • Establishes relationships with key clinic personnel at managed care organizations.
  • Implements metric-based reporting which details the performance of each UR team member.
  • Responds quickly to problematic trends with the appropriate plans of action.
  • Works to ensure the timely completion of appeals process, follow up and resolution of outstanding authorization claims.
  • Acts as agency liaison with insurance and managed care companies for reimbursement of treatment costs, representing company in a positive manner in the professional community.


  • Nevada State RN License preferred
  • Master's Degree preferred
  • Five years of Utilization Review Management in a behavioral healthcare facility preferred