Mental Health Worker - Pedi - #19585686

Lifespan Corporation

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


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.


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.



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.


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


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:


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


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


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


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




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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