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Milieu Therapist

Description

Become a UPMC LIFE CHANGER in Seneca, PA in the Behavioral Health Unit with a wide-ranging Benefits package that goes beyond compensation, medical coverage, and tuition assistant to help you be your best at home and at work.

 

Milieu therapy is a method for treating mental health conditions using a person’s surroundings to encourage healthier ways of thinking and behaving. The Milieu Therapist provides therapeutic activities conducted with assigned individuals and groups.

Inpatient Behavioral Health Services includes a Traditional Acute Care with 16 beds and an Extended Acute Care with 12-beds designed for patients who may need a longer length of inpatient stay to stabilize and be successful with their recovery in the community.

Responsibilities:

•             Facilitate or co-facilitate psycho-educational and therapeutic activity groups effectively

•             Encourage & 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

•             Completes 1:1 meeting with assigned patients to assess how they are currently doing

•             Complete observations of patients as ordered, following all guidelines

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's 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)
  • Relevant group/individuals experience with therapeutic and leisure-oriented activities is preferred.
  • 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
  • Pushing / pulling equipment such as wheel chairs
  • 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:

  • CCMC within 60 days of hire or transfer into department.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more. 
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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