MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST - 32 D/E- Short Term Unit
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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 Employment at McLean Hospital is contingent upon a successful CORI (Criminal Background Check), National Background Check and clearance from the Occupational Health Department. McLean Hospital is pleased to offer a full spectrum of benefits for all staff regularly scheduled to work 16 hours or more per week (benefits are pro-rated for part time staff). Health/Welfare: McLean offers two medical plans (provided by Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Harvard Pilgrim), Prescription Drug Coverage and two levels of dental coverage. Time Off: McLean offers a comprehensive time off plan including vacation allowance of 2-4 weeks depending on position, generous sick (TOWP) time and 12 paid holidays per year. Welfare: McLean offers Long term disability, fully paid life insurance, Business Travel Accident Insurance, and Long Term Care Insurance. Retirement: McLean offers two ways to save for retirement: the Massachusetts General Hospital Cash Balance Retirement Plan, a 401(a) employer funded plan and 403(b) retirement plans. Other: McLean has many other perks and benefits including tuition reimbursement, discounts at local gyms, an Employee Activities committee that offers discounted tickets. The Short Term Unit offers a highly focused evaluation and treatment for adults with acute psychiatric symptoms who would benefit from a brief hospitalization. STU is expanding from 28 to 45 beds in January 2016 with Oct, Nov and Dec start dates.
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. The salary range for this position is $12.50/hour - $14.94/hour. Exact salaries are calculated when a job offer is to be made and are based on a candidate's experience and qualifications. Employees in this position are eligible for shift differentials. 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. 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.