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Beth Israel Lahey Health Mental Health Counselor 130 in Lynn, Massachusetts

Job Type: Regular

Time Type: Full time

Work Shift: Evening (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Mental Health Counselor 32 hour evening

Job Description:

Assumes responsibility for providing skilled, creative, high quality care to patients under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse. Performs a variety of direct and indirect patient care duties and responsibilities in collaboration with other nursing staff. Works effectively and collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary treatment team to enhance the smooth delivery of quality nursing care.

Essential Functions/Key Responsibilities:

  1. Support the hospital in such a manner that there is a strong and positive commitment to quality patient care.

  2. Serve as a preceptor for new employees and educates staff, as needed.

  3. Utilize supervision in a positive and thoughtful manner to enhance professional improvement and development.

  4. Attend clinical meetings that will have an impact on patient care.

  5. Maintain solid understanding of hospital policies and protocols, and practices within those policies and protocols.

  6. Participate in any ongoing quality improvement studies that will have positive patient care outcomes.

  7. Maintain understanding of and follow regulatory agencies expectations and guidelines (i.e. DMH, DPH, JCAHO, payors, etc.).

  8. Record and report all observed symptoms, reactions, treatments and changes in the patients status to the Registered Nurse.

  9. Monitor the patient milieu for safety issues and assist with promoting a positive therapeutic environment.

  10. Respond to patient care needs and issues, assist patients with personal hygiene and other activities of daily living. Collaborate with nurses to assist with any patient nursing needs.

  11. Assist in the admitting, discharging and transferring process ensuring that patient safety is addressed, monitor patient valuables during belongings search and enter proper data into computer.

  12. Participate in treatment team meetings, assist with development of care plans and report any issues for shift directly to the Registered Nurse.

  13. Maintain yearly/biyearly requirements of CPR and Aggression Management.

  14. Perform other duties as assigned.

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more (https://www.bilh.org/newsroom/bilh-to-require-covid-19-influenza-vaccines-for-all-clinicians-staff-by-oct-31) about this requirement.

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