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Milieu Therapist I - Behavioral Health

  • Job ID: 849155190
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Chautauqua at WCA
  • Department: IP Mental Health 3M_3S
  • Location: 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown NY 14702
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $17.44 to $26.16 / hour

Description

At UPMC Chautauqua, our Milieu Therapists are skilled providers who always have the best interest of their patients in mind.  They change lives by helping others reach their greatest potential.  If you're passionate about patient care and looking for a career that offers great benefits and plenty of room for growth, we invite you to explore this opporunity today!

The Milieu Therapist I 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. This is a full-time opporunity consisting of four (4) ten (10) hour shifts.

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

  • Bachelorss Degree in a Human Services field such as Social Work, Psychology or Counseling from an accredited College or University required.
  • Other fields of study may be considered with coursework of at least 12 credits in Human Services.
  • Mental Health experience preferred.
  • 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 behavioral health 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: None

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