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Mental Health Specialist - UPMC McKeesport

Description

Whether you're looking for a collaborative team setting, a career path that can lead to leadership, or experience with an industry leader, our Mental Health Specialist opportunity offers many ways for you to get involved! 

 

UPMC McKeesport is hiring a Mental Health Specialist to work various shifts (day, evening, and night).  This position will also work rotating weekends and holidays.

Purpose:
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

  • May have Associate Degree with two years work experience within MH/MR service.  
  • Baccalaureate Degree in associated field of study 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:

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

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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