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Mental Health Specialist (TRU)

Description

Purpose:
The Mental Health Specialist is responsible for assisting in the development and maintenance of a therapeutic environment for patients experiencing emotional disturbance. Also assists with the specialized patient care needs of each individual patient using principles of adult development and knowledge of psychopathology.

Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to established policies, procedures and standards of care.
  • Function within the philosophy of the Behavioral Health Center.
  • Acknowledge the specific nature of the patient's dysfunction and considers the effect with community, caregivers, family members, and program staff.
  • Participate as a Treatment Team member in assessing the social and emotional needs of the patient.
  • Contribute in the development and implementation of individualized patient care plans and assists in the integration into comprehensive treatment plans.
  • Supervise and assist patients with personal hygiene tasks including bathing, dressing, eating, caring for clothing, and organizing personal belongings on a daily basis.
  • Plan and participates in educational, social and recreational activities for individuals and groups of patients in accordance with treatment plan goals.
  • Develop supportive interpersonal relationships with individuals and groups of patients in accordance with treatment plan goals and that will continue the patient's development as an adult.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of each patient as an individual within the framework of the family.

 

Qualifications

  • Associate's degree with two (2) years of work experience within MH/MR service. 
  • Bachelor's degree preferably in Human Services without on the job experience (i.e. psychology, sociology). 
  • Related work experience in hospital or community setting with psychiatric patients.
  • May in the course of their job duties be in rooms where medications are stored. No contact with medications is allowed.



Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
 

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) - CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) 
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC) 
  • Act 34 
  • OAPSA 

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

 

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