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PsychoEducation Specialist BHI Mercy Health St. Charles - Part Time

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Toledo
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy HealthBRIEF SUMMARY: Responsible for evaluation, planning, implementation of Recreation Therapy services within the Department. Designs and implements specialized therapeutic recreational groups for patients and families on all program areas, including education, support services and community resources. Works within a team in the delivery of care.POSITION CRITERIA * Considerable knowledge of the therapeutic recreation principles, techniques and methods and their application to the population served.* Knowledge of the physiological, sociological, and psychological implications for the disease processes experienced by the population served.* Ability to evaluate patients and interpret data* Ability to plan, develop and facilitate psychoeducation and recreational therapy groups and programs.* Ability to evaluate client progress and to present evaluative reports in interdisciplinary team meetings* The ability and willingness to identify with, share in, and have a commitment to the philosophy, mission, values and vision of our Sponsors and Catholic Health Partners.* Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills* Professional appearance, aptitude, and attitude* Ability to prioritize multiple assignments while meeting rigid deadlines* Impeccable ethics and integrity* Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, families, a variety of professional disciplines and the general public.* Ability to use critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills including but not limited to analysis, problem solving, and decision-making* Ability to efficiently manage time, priorities and resources* Possesses basic computer skills; demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and web-based applications* Ability to follow instruction, use constructive feedback, demonstrate professionalism, responsibility, critical thinking, and stress management skill* Knowledge of relevant regulatory standards* Ability to maintain strict client confidentiality, HIPAA compliance* Cultural sensitivity* Ability to Travel.* Ability to organize and maintain supplies and equipment* Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patient, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time. Frequently lifts and carries items weighing up to 100 pounds (with assistance). Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours. Exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.Certificates, License, Registrations: Eligible license or registrationRecreation Therapist: National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certificate (NCTRC) required or working toward under supervisionArt Therapist: ATR RequiredOccupational Therapist: National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapist; appropriate State LicenseSocial Worker: Licensed not eligible for Psycho-Education Specialist; may be working toward licensure, but not yet completed.Education and/or ExperienceBachelor's degree in Social Work, Recreation Therapy, Occupational Therapist, or Expressive Therapist.Licensed or certified as required by appropriate state or national licensing board or working toward under supervisionExperience in working in a psychiatric setting highly preferred.Basic Life Support Certification: Required, provided by Hospital program within 30 days of hireSpecial physical requirements: sits and stands throughout the day. Physical management of patients in crisis situation may be necessary.Required Job Specific Training: De-Escalation training within 90 days of hire; Group TrainingKEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: (not all-inclusive)It is expected that all of the Principal Duties and Responsibilities identified below will be performed in a manner that reflects the values of Catholic Health Partners, which are: Compassion, Excellence, Human Dignity, Justice, Sacredness of Life and ServiceDevelops and implements specialized rehabilitation therapy services for patients to promote social interaction, to encourage beneficial and appropriate utilization of leisure time and improve overall wellness.Evaluates rehabilitation therapy needs for patients with particular attention to activities of daily living, communication skills, physical exercise, and positive coping strategies.Plans, organizes and facilitates assigned groups and rehabilitation therapy programs. Coordinates with milieu staff for the implementation of special activities or programming occurring outside scheduled therapy hours as needed (weekends/holidays).Actively participates in the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team (IDTT) and coordinates services with milieu staff.Documents patient status and progress in patient's medical record as per program guidelines.Meets individually (as needed) with clients and/or their families to work on treatment goals through the use of rehabilitation activities.Participates in the discharge planning for patients, as part of the treatment team.Evaluates effectiveness of treatment; integrates new information and skills as needed to improve treatment outcomes.Develops and updates the community resource network program for the rehabilitation therapy program. With the treatment team, provides referrals to community resources after discharge as needed.Supervises and gives specific directions to students, staff and volunteers during rehabilitation therapy activities.Orders rehabilitation therapy supplies/equipment with regard to need, cost and timeliness.Keeps within budget constraints. Follows procedures set for purchasing and reimbursement of expenses. Maintains inventory of rehabilitation supplies/equipment reconciling purchase order requests to maximize accountability, maintain safety of equipment, and ensure the appropriate levels of supplies/equipment necessary for continuity of program activities.Works with team members and/or Director to provide appropriate coverage for scheduled absences.Adheres to the standards and policies of the Corporate Responsibility Program, including the duty to comply with applicable laws and regulations, and reports to designated Manager (or employer hotline) any suspected unethical, fraudulent, or unlawful acts or policies.Demonstrates ethical, sound professional practices and personal accountability. Acts in alignment with the mission and core values of Catholic Health Partners.Holds others accountable to standards of performance. Displays a curiosity and desire for knowledge and staying current with colleagues, be curious about business and the health care services industry.Regularly invests time in encouraging the team to innovate, continuously improve processes and share knowledge.Maintains the privacy and security of all confidential and protected health information. Uses and discloses only that information which is necessary to perform the function of the job.Maintains compliance with established corporate and departmental policies and procedures, quality improvement program, customer service and productivity expectations.Demonstrates behaviors consistent with stated core values of Catholic Healthcare Partners and the Behavioral Health department Code of Ethics.Participates in administrative meetings and committees (staff meetings, quality improvement, patient satisfaction, employee engagement, etc.) to exchange information that relates to program updates, identify program barriers and anticipate future program needs in accordance with appropriate accreditation standards and within facility policies.Participates in the supervision of clinical interns or students and/or volunteers, utilizing orientation, observation, record reviews, feedback and evaluations as required.Participates in the safe management of the milieu, intervening effectively with patients who behave inappropriately or who are having coping difficulty, utilizing effective non-abusive crisis prevention/intervention techniques.Treats patients and families with empathy and respect.Maintains effective working relationships with team members, (requires both flexibility and setting limits).Performs work in accordance with the facility standards and policies regarding risk management, safety, infection control, etc.Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care to our patients, families, and co-workers.Develops annual personalized professional goals in conjunction with supervisor.Seeks and participates in learning opportunities that meet personal and departmental goals.Other duties as assigned by Director ManagerMercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.We'll also reward your hard work with:* Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans* Prescription drug coverage* Flexible spending accounts* Life insurance w/AD&D* An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.* Paid time off* Educational Assistance* And much moreScheduled Weekly Hours:20Work Shift: Days Department: Chemical Dependancy/Detox Program - Mercy St. CharlesAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

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