Job Description

Job Title: Milieu Therapist I (FFT)
Job ID: 37931580
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: Behavioral Health Inpat
Location: 100 Fairfield Drive, Seneca PA 16346

Description

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:

  • Encourage or assist patients to perform activities of daily living including bathing patients, handling incontinence care and assisting with other hygiene needs.
  • Take vital signs including manual blood pressures and document/report appropriately.
  • 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

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Mental Health or related field from an accredited college or University is required. 
  • 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, potentially violent mentally ill 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:


  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

 

Salary Range: $13.11 to $19.97 / hour

Union Position: No

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