MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST- 16 D/E Alcohol and Drug Treatment
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POST DATE 8/23/2016
END DATE 1/6/2017
JOB DESCRIPTIONMcLean Hospital is a comprehensive psychiatric hospital committed to providing easy access to superior quality, cost-effective mental health services in the Boston area, Massachusetts and beyond. Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency, research into the cause of mental illness and the training of generations of mental health care providers. McLean's multidisciplinary programs treat a broad range of psychiatric illnesses across the full continuum of care.
Under direction of the Registered Nurse, the MHS provides direct patient care and participates in therapeutic milieu. Successful candidate will provide accurate and timely documentation of AFS, progress notes, and observation sheets. Establishes therapeutic relationships with patients, maintaining professional boundaries. Identifies patient behaviors that contribute to the development of a crisis, utilizes non-verbal and verbal techniques to de-escalate crisis situation. Participates in planning and implementation of patient groups. Active milieu assessment while assigned to checks, particularly attuned to safety concerns. Assists patients in their activities of daily living
All McLean team members are expected to consistently demonstrate our values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity, teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions.
High School Diploma Required. Two years of college preferred. Requires verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work in collaboration with others. No experience required. One year patient care or related experience preferred, preferably in a psychiatric setting.
Employees are expected to remain awake and alert at all times on all shifts.
All employees must possess basic computer skills to use a variety of electronic or online systems for communication, clinical and administrative purposes.
It is the policy of McLean Hospital to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender orientation or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation.