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Milieu Therapist I

Description

This position offers various opportunities for personal skill-building, professional development, and continued education. UPMC offers a wide-ranging Total Rewards package that goes beyond compensation, medical coverage, and savings plans to help you be your best at home and at work.
 
Full Time

The Milieu Therapist I perform 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.

The starting rate for this position is $13.50, prior to crediting for any applicable experience beyond minimum listed requirements.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Maintain competency requirements
  • Learn 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 effectively
  • Encourage or assist patients to perform activities of daily living
  • Accompany patients to out-of-building activities and appointments
  • Document in the Medical Record according to established policies
  • Manage 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 activities
  • Maintain on-going communication with appropriate staff
  • Perform 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 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

Total Rewards

More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC’s Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life — because we believe that you’re at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.

Our Values

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct