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Anchor Hospital is seeking a Dynamic and Talented Director for our PHP Outpatient Services


Established in 1986, Anchor Hospital specializes in the treatment of behavioral health and addictive disease disorders for teens, adults and seniors. Our mental health facility in Atlanta, Georgia is located on a secluded, 55-acre campus, less than three miles from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and is accredited by the Joint Commission. Our continuum of services includes a 24/7 free, confidential psychiatric assessment by Georgia behavioral health professionals. Anchor Hospital is a proud supporter of the National Action Alliance on Suicide Prevention. We provide Georgia behavioral health education and resources to help improve the communities we serve.


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The Director of Outpatient Services oversees the Partial Hospital Program (PHP) services. They will increase physician and staff awareness of PHP appropriateness for patients discharging from in-patient level of care, and responsible for the development and implementation of clinically sound programs. The Director of Outpatient Services will educate prospective clients/families on program goals and benefits, as well as ensure facility compliance with all state and county regulations, Joint Commission and CMS regulations. Accountable for leadership and strategic management of the Outpatient Services program, in collaboration with the Medical Director and the clinical staff, this position assesses, develops, implements and evaluates program philosophy, goals, objectives, and treatment interventions. This position provides the leadership necessary for successful program development and maintenance through appropriate, organized, and program focused referral development activities. The support includes but is not limited to: administrative functions such as marketing, program development, quality initiatives, clinical supervision, knowledge of regulatory requirements and providing direct patient care (facilitates groups, completes assessments, etc).




  • Under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) makes routine employment decisions and supervises, coordinates, and evaluates the work of professional and non-professional clinical personnel.
  • Under the supervision of the CEO, schedules and assigns staff according to patient needs; guides and advises subordinates as necessary.
  • Coordinates with the Director of Business Development (DBD) and develops marketing plans for the outpatient programs.
  • Assists in operating the department within defined limitations; reports and exhibits variances.
  • Coordinates unit activities with medical Staff and other departments of the Hospital.
  • Maintains optimal standards of clinical care and constantly evaluates results.
  • Assists and maintains performance improvement program.
  • Provides clinical and administrative leadership.
  • Interacts with and assists in teaching staff.
  • Assumes responsibility for professional development and ongoing education.
  • Serves as a clinical resource person to staff members in their daily activities.
  • Complete psychosocial assessments.
  • Provide group therapy or co-lead groups.
  • Provide individual/family therapy sessions and crisis intervention.
  • Ensure timely and accurate delivery of clinical information to HMO/Insurance providers.
  • Provide social work consultations to physicians, nurses, other hospital staff members, patients, patient’s relatives and coordinate with community agencies as appropriate.
  • Provides case management services to patients in PHP/IOP.
  • Provides discharge planning services to PHP/IOP patients as needed.
  • Attend appropriate meetings, workshops, and in-house trainings to maintain clinical skills and keep informed of community resources available.
  • Respond to calls and requests made by hospital physicians, intake and assessment personnel, nurses and other staff as needed.
  • Promotes safety by attending mandatory in-services and complies with all safety measures initiated by the facility
  • Other duties as assigned by leadership.




An environment that puts patient care first.  One of the most rewarding aspects of this job is providing excellent care, comfort, and security to the patients and families you treat, at their most vulnerable times.  Supportive and responsive leadership.  You are never alone, as you are part of a large network of peer co-workers that routinely exchange ideas and review current topics within the industry.  Having the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance in your career.  There are very robust continuing education options and opportunities for skills diversification and career advancement with UHS.  


  • Benefits Include:
    • Challenging and rewarding work environment
    • Competitive Compensation
    • Competitive Benefits Plan
    • 401k with match
    • Stock Purchase discount program
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Employee Discount Purchasing Program
    • Career development opportunities within UHS and its 300 Subsidiaries! 


Universal Health Services (UHS): Healthcare Delivered with CompassionAt UHS, we are looking for exceptional people who share our vision and values, who share our focus on hard work, enthusiasm, teamwork, loyalty, trust and cooperation. We've embraced these traits and built a team of employees who consistently work to achieve the highest level of service excellence. People are our most valuable resource at UHS as we are committed to providing high quality acute care and behavioral health services to residents of the communities we serve. We are equally committed to offering our employees unlimited opportunity in an environment that encourages professional development.

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.

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  • M.S. or M.A. in Social Work or related field with previous placement or internship in a psychiatric setting required. Prior experience providing case management services, discharge planning, group therapy and conducting psychosocial evaluations preferred.
  • Knowledge of PHP and/or inpatient psychiatric policies and procedures, with Two years of hospital and management experience.
  • LPC, LMFT, or LCSW Required



  • Must have knowledge of local community resources and services required.
  • Must be able to make sound, independent judgments based on scientific and/or ethical principles.
  • Must be able to collaborate with other multidisciplinary team members in an appropriate fashion.
  • Must be capable of adapting to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant basis.

    UHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, openly supports and fully commits to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, 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.