MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST - Per Diem - Older Adult Unit
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POST DATE 9/8/2016
END DATE 5/2/2017
JOB DESCRIPTIONUnder 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
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.
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.