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Utilization Review Coordinator

  • Kingwood Pines Hospital
  • $52,430.00 - 83,010.00 / Year *
  • 2030 River Falls Dr
  • Kingwood, TX 77339
  • Full-Time


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.

Kingwood Pines Hospital is a 116 bed facility located in the beautiful residential Kingwood community. We are located about 30 miles northeast of the Houston Medical Center. The hospital provides 24-hour emergency services. We serve children, adolescents, and adults for psychiatric and behavioral health. The hospital also has services in intensive outpatient and partial hospital program services.


Kingwood Pines Hospital is seeking a dynamic and talented Utilization Review Coordinator. The Utilization Review Coordinator performs admission and continued-stay reviews; position also performs discharge planning to patients.

Key Responsibilities Includes:

  • Performs reviews for appropriateness of admission and continued stay.
  • Serves as liaison with medical staff and other clinical departments.
  • Contacts third-party payers to obtain benefits for admission and continued stay.
  • Appeals inappropriate reimbursement denials.
  • Provides timely and appropriate discharge plans for patients.
  • Maintains documentation of discharge services provided.
  • Keeps psychiatrists and treatment team informed of discharge plans.
  • Attends weekly physician meetings to give/gain information regarding discharge plans of patients.
  • Attends team and therapy meetings; to provide consultation to treatment team.
  • Determines patient discharge needs within managed care counseling.
  • Keeps a data base of referral sources.

This Opportunity Provides The Following:

  • UHS is a challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Extended Sick Leave Bank
  • Education Reimbursement & Assistance


Position Requirements:

  • Education: Associate degree or equivalent experience in health care related field.
  • Experience: Minimum of two (2) years professional experience in a health care setting, preferably inpatient. Minimum of two (2) years experience in UR or Case Management.
  • Licensure: LPC, LMSW, LVN or RN preferred
  • Additional Requirements: Must complete and maintain training in CPR and HWC aggression management, crisis intervention and restraint training. Training may be obtained during first week of employment during new hire orientation.

UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to \"UHS or UHS facilities\" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms \"we,\" \"us,\" \"our\" or \"the company\" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.