Mental Health Worker - Pedi - #19585686

Lifespan Corporation


Date: May 9, 2021
City: Providence, RI
Contract type: Full time
Lifespan Corporation

Summary:


Under the general supervision of the Clinical Manager Hasbro 6 is responsible for the care and safety of assigned children. Is responsible for the input into the formulation of a therapeutic milieu treatment plan and the implementation observation and documentation of this program under the direction of the multidisciplinary team. Provides services to medically compromised and emotionally disturbed children / adolescents.


Responsibilities:


mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt;line-height:107%">PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


Participates in maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment.


Has the ability to take a frontline role in leading a group of 6-8 pediatric patients who are struggling with severe medical and psychosocial issues and guide them through the structured components of their day.


mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt"> Handles crisis situations in a safe effective manner.


Intervenes in disruptive milieu or destructive to self / other patient situations providing timelytherapeutic intervention(s).


Demonstrates appropriate critical incident follow-up skills by timely verbal reporting to the Registered Nurse and documentation in the medical record.


Demonstrates ability to set consistent and supportive therapeutic limits within guidelines of hospital unit department and standards.


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mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">B.


Participates in the development of milieu therapy care plans.


Participates in operation of


the milieu care plan for assigned patients according to established department


and unit-based procedure / policy.


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Maintains and documents


level of patient observation as ordered by the LIP.


Participates in


support/supervision related to meal plans (e.g. for patients with Eating


Disorders or specific nutritional goals relates to chronic medical illness).


Creates participates


demonstrates analytical skills and an understanding of psychiatric / medical


illnesses and organizes therapeutic and recreational activities to meet the


psychosocial and developmental needs for children ranging from 6-18 years of


age.


Completes initial milieu


assessment within a 24-hour period. Supports and contributes to the development


of milieu therapy care plans / behavioral management in collaboration with the


multidisciplinary team.


Communicates individual


patient milieu treatment plans in an ongoing manner to the members on the


multidisciplinary treatment team throughout the day in order to modify


individual treatment plans as clinically necessary.


Demonstrates and


consistently models interpersonal and communication skills to effectively


interact with patient/families as well as other members of the


multidisciplinary team.


mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">C. Adheres to


hospital departmental and unit policies and procedures


mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">Is aware of departmental QA indicators and


responsibilities related to such


Attends peer review and staff meetings as assigned


Other information:


BASIC KNOWLEDGE:


Baccalaureate Degree in Psychology or related field.


Current CPR certification


Current RIH Crisis Management certification or current enrollment


Demonstrates a theoretical understanding of children within families.


Must have sound understanding of the social and developmental issues that are encountered in the medically ill child and teen populations. Understanding of body image self-esteem and identity development issues particular to teenagers


Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients with consideration of aging process human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process


EXPERIENCE:


One year of recent (within 3 years) experience in a pediatric environment ages 6-18 required.


Experience with medically compromised and/or emotionally impaired children


WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:


General Hospital environment with occasional stressful conditions associated with children with emotional and behavioral disorders.


INDEPENDENT ACTION:


Responds to individual patient-care situations demonstrating knowledge and skills acquired through education certification and work experience.


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SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:


None.


Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence


Work Type: Full Time


Shift: Shift 3


Union: UNAP

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