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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 currently hiring a fulltime Mental Health Specialist to work rotating shifts.  This position will also work have weekend and holiday responsibility.

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:

  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Crisis Management training required within 60 days of hire
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

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