Pros: anuual bonus in paycheck
Cons: working every other weekend and holidays
Saint Vincent Hospital is an excellent place to work, however I am seeking employment in Boston, MA.
A typical day of work starts with a morning community meeting in which patients are encouraged to share their goals for the day. As a Mental Health Counselor I fascillitate the groups are chart in the electronic records. Throughout the day we lead topic – more... groups in which different subjects regarding mental illness are discussed. I also meet with patients who request to talk one-on-one. After our meeting I chart the notes in the electronic record and communicate information with other counselors and nurses.
My coworkers and I work as a team and also look our for each other's safety particularly when there is high acuity in the unit for violence and restraints. Performing restraints is the most diffcult part of my job but fortunately they do not occur often.
The most enjoyable part of my job is helping others. – less