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Milieu Therapist II - Residential Treatment

  • Job ID: 155360146
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Chautauqua at WCA
  • Department: Residential Treatment
  • Location: 51 Glasgow Avenue, Jamestown NY 14701
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.64 to $23.55 / hour

Description

Purpose:
The Milieu Therapist II performs 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in interdisciplinary meetings and other activities. Maintain on-going communication with appropriate staff concerning milieu activities for groups and individuals. Perform assigned work in a timely and productive manner. Key driver in one of the units core initiatives. Actively participates on a hospital council or committee and communicates updates in department meetings.
  • 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. Provides mentoring and training, and serves as a preceptor of the Milieu Therapist I. Participates in program development.
  • Maintain competency requirements. Attend a minimum of 2 unit based or Institute wide in-services yearly. Learn and utilize up-to-date technology and practices in delivery of patient care.
  • Completes 1:1 meetings with assigned patients to assess how they are currently doing.
  • Complete observations of patients as ordered, following all guidelines.

Qualifications

Purpose:
The Milieu Therapist II performs 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in interdisciplinary meetings and other activities. Maintain on-going communication with appropriate staff concerning milieu activities for groups and individuals. Perform assigned work in a timely and productive manner. Key driver in one of the units core initiatives. Actively participates on a hospital council or committee and communicates updates in department meetings.
  • 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. Provides mentoring and training, and serves as a preceptor of the Milieu Therapist I. Participates in program development.
  • Maintain competency requirements. Attend a minimum of 2 unit based or Institute wide in-services yearly. Learn and utilize up-to-date technology and practices in delivery of patient care.
  • Completes 1:1 meetings with assigned patients to assess how they are currently doing.
  • Complete observations of patients as ordered, following all guidelines.

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct