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Milieu Therapist *** Entry Level Opportunity for Psychology Majors *** - UPMC McKeesport

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*** Milieu Therapist - Entry Level Behavioral Health Opportunity for Psychology Majors ***

Are you ready to learn from the best? Does the idea of being a part of Life Changing Medicine inspire you? Are you looking for an opportunity to put into practice the theories you’ve learned? If so, our Behavioral Health/Milieu Therapist role might be the right place for you!

Here at UPMC, we pride ourselves on developing young talent and providing you an opportunity to learn from the best of the best. We want to invest in the future leaders of our organization… YOU!

UPMC McKeesport is currently hiring Milieu Therapists to work various shifts (day, evening, and overnight).  This position will also have weekend and holiday responsibility.

We offer a competitive benefits package and have a career ladder in place that allows you to grow professionally from both a technical and managerial standpoint.

Candidates will be palced in the correct job title/salary grade based on education and experience.

Apply today and find out where your career can take you!

Purpose:
The Milieu Therapist I performs assigned tasks, and participates as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, in various aspects of patient care with an emphasis on therapeutic activities conducted with assigned individuals and groups.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain competency requirementsLearn and utilize up-to-date technology and practices in delivery of patient care.Attend a minimum of 1 unit based of Institute wide in-service yearly.
  • Facilitate or co-facilitate psychoeducational and therapeutic activity groups effectivelyEncourage or assist patients to perform activities of daily livingAccompany patients to out-of-building activities and appointmentsDocument in the Medical Record according to established policiesManage crisis situations effectively using positive approaches.Demonstrate effective milieu management skills, which promote positive patient experiences.Maintain a safe and therapeutic environment.Provide clinical interventions assessed by client needs
  • Coordinate patient groups and activities
  • Participate in interdisciplinary meetings and other activitiesMaintain on-going communication with appropriate staffPerform assigned work in a timely and productive manner
  • Completes 1:1 meetings with assigned patients to assess how they are currently doing
  • Complete observations of patients as ordered, following all guidelines

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services field such as Social Work, Psychology or Counseling from an accredited College or University required. Other fields of study may be considered with coursework of at least 12 credits in Human Services.
  • Mental Health experience preferred.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Relevant group/individuals experience with therapeutic and leisure-oriented activities is strongly preferred.
  • Must be physically capable of providing direct total physical care to unpredictable behavioral health patients as necessary, including lifting, supporting, running towards or away from areas where problems are occurring and pushing and pulling equipment such as wheel chairs.
  • May in the course of their job duties be in rooms where medications are stored. No contact with medications is allowed.
  • In the course of duties may be asked to distribute medications to the nurse at the bedside. Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC) - Crisis Management training required within 60 days of hire
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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