MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR / Psych / Per Diem 8/9/2016
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY The Mental Health Counselor provides care to patients under the direction of the Registered Nurse. The MHC contributes to the assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, and documentation of patient care within the scope of hospital policies, procedures and standards. The MHC collaborates/cooperates with nursing staff and other health care personnel to promote treatment and recovery of patients.
Knowledge and understanding of psychiatric conditions is essential to the effective functioning of the Mental Health Counselor in the psychiatric setting. The Mental Health Counselor is a member of the nursing staff who works collaboratively to ensure a safe, therapeutic treatment environment. Mental Health Counselors assist with behavioral or management issues in either inpatient psychiatric area or other areas of the hospital as needed.
Job Knowledge and Skills: Must have demonstrated clinical competency, including group leadership skills, in appropriate psychiatric settings. Evidence of this should include: effective communication, the ability to problem solve, get along well with others, and confront issues appropriately.
Education: Bachelors degree in psychology, sociology or related field preferred.
Experience: At least 1 year psychiatric experience required. Knowledge and experience in the Chemical Dependency field preferred.
Newton Wellesley is an Equal Opportunity Employer