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Mental Health Counselor

  • Job Summary
    • Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, performs selected patient care activities and participates in the multidisciplinary treatment plan for adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients admitted to the Behavioral Health Inpatient unit. Participates in activities which promote individual and professional development, and achievement of unit and hospital goals and objectives.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Minimum Qualifications
      • Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Mental Health or related field
      • CPI Certification within one (1) year of employment and recertification every two (2) years
      • CPR Certification by completion of provisional period
    • Preferred Qualifications
      • One year of related experience
    • Department Specific Qualifications
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of psychosocial growth and development throughout the life span of the patient.
    • Utilizes the dynamics and components of interpersonal relationships therapeutically and assists in the assessment of the psychiatric, educational, psychosocial, environmental, spiritual and cultural needs of the patient.
    • Meets 1:1 with assigned patients during the shift and documents this interaction in the medical record.
    • Charts factually and concisely, and takes responsibility for making entries into records in correct
    • sequence and according to hospital policy and procedure. Participates in patient care and unit staff meetings.
    • Reports changes in patient's behavior and other pertinent information to the charge RN and to
    • other team members.
    • Can lead all patient groups and co-lead group therapy with RN or case manager.
    • Assists in patient and room searches. Assists patients with Activities of Daily Living.
    • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge of restraint techniques and aggression management procedures.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

Mental Health Counselor

MedStar Health
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Full time

Published on 04/15/2022

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