Job Description

Job Summary:
Mental Health Counselor in Psych
Responsibilities:
  • Assists the RN / healthcare team in implementation of the Patient Plan of Care as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Provides patient care as directed by the RN.
  • Assists with admission and discharge of patients with the supervision of the RN.
  • Appropriately prioritizes patient care assignment (e.g., recognizes and responds appropriately to a crisis situation, and demonstrates understanding of a psychiatric emergency, and is able to maintain patient and unit safety).
  • Reports to RN any changes in a patient's mental status (e.g., suicidal thoughts, psychotic symptoms) and/or physical status (e.g., pain level) in a timely manner.
  • Provides back-up to Admissions Coordinator and documents accurate information on intake form. Reviews admission with RN.
  • Manages patient meals on the unit and maintains a neat and clean kitchen and dining area. Addresses individual dietary needs of patients appropriately.
Qualifications:
  • High school graduate or GED.
  • BCLS required.
  • Experience or training in the mental health or medical field preferred.

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