Mental Health Counselor 16 hour Evening shift Inpatient Psychiatry
Company: Baystate Medical Center
Posted on: June 6, 2021
Category(s): Behavioral Health, Mental Health Counselor
Full Time / Part Time: Part-Time
Under the direction of the Manager performs a wide range of
functions related to the care and treatment of our patients in the
Department. These functions include participating in the
multidisciplinary team approach to patient care, providing a safe
and therapeutic environment and documentation of such. In addition,
provides basic ADL care to our patients, demonstrates knowledge of
the developmental stages and applies developmental theories and
concepts when planning and implementing activities. Incumbent is
expected to adhere to System and department compliance policies,
and any and all applicable laws and regulations. This description
covers the essential functions of the position. Incumbent is
expected to perform other similar and related duties as assigned.
Management reserves the right to change or add to the job
responsibilities at any time.
1)Participates in Multidisciplinary Team approach to patient
care. Is familiar with admission and progress notes of team members
to develop a better understanding of patients. Collaborates with
the team in evaluating patients, planning therapy and developing
treatment goals. Reports observations of patients' status to the
team and provides input in the preparation and updating of the
treatment plans. Assists team members in providing care to patients
and follows through with team decisions. Welcomes new staff and
assists in orienting them to the department.
2)Provides a safe environment. Conducts daily sharps checks
on patients upon arrival and when indicated by the Team. Intervenes
appropriately during crisis situations by providing support,
patient escorts and authorizes restraint and seclusion. Maintains
safety by monitoring groups, time away and restraint and seclusion.
Observes for potential safety hazards on the unit and reports
hazards immediately to supervisors. Maintains safety by adhering to
behavior management principles including Collaborative Problem
3)Documents patient mental status, social behavior and
progress towards identifying goals daily. Documents the ongoing
assessment of patients by completing monitoring and rounds sheets.
Documents restraints and seclusions in accordance with policies.
Documents all necessary information in EMR as dictated by policy
4)Provides a therapeutic milieu. Assesses patient mental
status social and symptomatic behavior and progress towards
identified goals daily. Counsels patients with empathy and respect
to assist them to formulate treatment goals. Refers patients'
physical problems to RN for assessment and intervention.
Collaborates with Team to initiate and implement plan of care to
meet ADL needs of patients who are unable to perform these tasks
themselves. Identifies patient knowledge deficits and implements
appropriate teaching in collaboration with the team. Assists in the
development and implementations of special approaches and provides
1:1 intervention when indicated. Adheres to defined boundaries and
guidelines regarding self disclosure with patients. Co-facilitates
group therapy and demonstrates a willingness to fill in as needed.
Develops plans and implements psycho educational groups and
demonstrates a willingness to fill in as needed.
5)Demonstrates accountability for personal and professional
Demonstrates support for the programs philosophy and adhering to
policies, procedures and standards. Attends all mandatory
in-services on an annual basis. Collaborates with supervisors to
identify own professional goals and seeks experience to accomplish
these goals. Assists with the identification of program in-service
6)Demonstrates effective use of the behavior management
principles and Collaborative Problem Solving techniques. Develops
and implements special programming. Assists co-workers in daily
activities and replaces them as needed.
Required Work Experience:
1)2 years of related experience
Preferred Work Experience:
1)3-5 years of related experience
Skills and Competencies:
1)Excellent verbal and written communications skills
1) Physical/Psych Mgmt Training (within 60 days of hire)
2) Certified Crisis Prevention (within 60 days of hire)
You Belong At Baystate
At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity
and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It
makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you
belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all
DIVERSE TEAMS. DIVERSE PATIENTS. DIVERSE LOCATIONS.
Associates of Science: Psychology
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Other, Certified Crisis Prevention
(within 60 days of hire) Crisis Prevention Institute
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic
information, disability, or protected veteran status.
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