Job Description

Job Title: Psych Rehab Worker (Harrisburg, PA)
Job ID: 76949369
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Varied
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
Department: Main 11
Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105


Is a member of a healthcare team who assists in the delivery of psychiatric care in the designated unit. Demonstrates competency with interventions and clinical judgment based on unit population and age specific needs.

Devote your career to a company that cares. At UPMC, our people come together with one common goal: to deliver life changing medicine. This service could not be provided without our employees, so we offer valuable benefits such as paid time off, tuition assistance, and much more. The work UPMC does changes lives each and every day, and we are looking to hire a Psych Rehab Worker to do this as well.

  • Under minimal supervision, this employee is responsible for the delivery of a variety of mental health interventions, recreational or activities therapy, behavior modification strategies, and milieu therapy. Provides assistance to the primary therapist/primary nurse in management of patient needs and support services for effective completion of patient needs.
  • Maintains certification in First Aid/CPR and crisis management, and responds appropriately in crisis situations.
  • Completes admission database and performs ongoing data collections as established by unit standards or patient care.
  • Demonstrates awareness of patient care needs and suggests intervention to achieve each desired outcome.
  • Demonstrates skills and clinical judgment related to care of patients who may be in a depressive state, psychotic state, anxiety disorder, substance abuser, personality disorder, bipolar disorder, etc.
  • Evaluates patient’s progress and communicates patient’s status to charge nurse and/or physician and other healthcare team members, and during change of shift on the psychiatric inpatient unit. Follows appropriate chain of command to address patient related concerns.
  • Participates in development and revision of a plan of care.
  • Provides education based on identified healthcare needs to patient and family members.


  • Minimum of high school diploma or equivalency with 2 years experience in human services which must include one year direct mental health direct care experience.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $17.01 to $25.50 / hour

    Union Position: No

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