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COO in Training Behavioral Health - Executive Development Program Relevant Educational Qualifications Job

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One of the nation’s largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, our annual revenues were $11.4 billion in 2019. In 2020, UHS was again recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; in 2019, ranked #293 on the Fortune 500; and in 2017, listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 90,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates 26 acute care hospitals, 328 behavioral health facilities, 42 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located in 37 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.

As the premier leader in Behavioral Health Services, UHS continues to grow its Behavioral Health Division through organic hospital development and acquisitions. Given this unprecedented growth we have developed an exciting program to harness and develop talent for future executive positions within our behavioral health hospitals and programs. Our COO in Training development program has been designed to identify high potential behavioral health leaders in the marketplace and internally within the UHS hospital system. Chosen candidates will be placed within a UHS free standing inpatient psychiatric facility and work closely under the tutelage of a Chief Executive Officer. During the training period candidates will focus on key areas of the business, gaining expertise in the functions of managing and creating a successful team, functional areas of the business such as clinical departmental management, nursing, regulatory functions, finance, business development and marketing as well as building community partnerships with providers and behavioral health programing.

The program prepares fast-track leaders to harness their talent and broaden knowledge of leadership and the functional aspect of running a UHS Behavioral Health Hospital. Candidates that successfully complete the training will be placed as Chief Executive Officers within the UHS Behavioral Division. The knowledge you gain during this process from interactions and real life work examples will help lay the ground work for managing and running a successful UHS Behavioral Health Facility. Throughout the years UHS has attracted and developed a large number of talented behavioral health leaders. Do you have what it takes to be a UHS Behavioral Health Hospital CEO?

Initial program locations and assignments vary within many areas of the Country. Candidates must be open to potentially two relocations. One for the initial training assignment, and one for the permanent CEO placement. The ideal candidates will have worked within an inpatient acute behavioral health setting. Candidates must have departmental leadership experience in a clinical role, administrative role or previous experience as an Executive Director, Program Director within a behavioral, mental, psychiatric setting.



COO in Training:

Selected Executive Development participants will:

  • Participate in the general management of the hospital with the intention of assimilating the necessary skills and competencies to ultimately advance into a CEO position at the end of the development track.
  • Enjoy an opportunity for curriculum-based and direct, hands-on learning experiences.
  • Be given a varied initial scope of responsibilities based upon the candidate's education, experience and skills.


Requirements of the program include:

  • Bachelor's Degree required, Master's degree preferred.
  • Must have experience as a Program Director, Executive Director or Clinical and Operations Manager within an RTC, acute psychiatric hospital, a large psychiatric unit of an acute care hospital or other behavioral health treatment environment.
  • Working knowledge of behavioral health management practices and clinical operations.
  • Working knowledge of state and federal regulatory and various accreditation requirements related to behavioral health management.
  • Working knowledge of operations and financial management and marketing methods.
  • Strong "for profit" experience preferred.
  • Willingness and ability to relocate as needed.

This opportunity offers the following:

  • 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
  • Relocation benefits
  • Bonus opportunity

***This opportunity requires willingness and the ability to relocate for the training assignment. Then relocation for the permanent assignment.

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.

*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.

EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, 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.


At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: (please use the apply button below) or 1-800-852-3449.

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Company Description
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services in the nation with nearly 90,000 employees dedicated to improving people’s lives and transforming the delivery of healthcare. Through its subsidiaries, the company operates 26 Acute Care hospitals, 334 Behavioral Health inpatient facilities, and 39 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care centers in 38 states in the U.S., Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. UHS also offers health insurance plans through Prominence Health Plan, and manages a network of physicians through Independence Physician Management.