Provides evaluative and inpatient mental health services to the patients/family of the inpatient unit. Maintains close contacts with community providers serving the patients. Prepares and maintains records and reports regarding patient treatment and progress as required by regulatory standards and organizational policy. Participates as an integral part of the Milieu to provide a safe and secure treatment environment. Participates in the unit PI/QA programs and hospital quality improvement efforts. Is responsible for reporting identified safety issues such as hazardous environments (i.e. damaged floors/walls/ceiling tiles/unsecured areas) and medical errors, etc.
BA/BS degree required. LSW or LCSW required. Must demonstrate theoretical knowledge of psychology for Child/Adolescent, Adult/Geriatric populations. One to twelve months prior experience in related field required, prior experience in psychiatric inpatient setting preferred.
Work Environment and Hazards:
Patient care areas. Works with a psychiatric population with the potential for assaultive behavior. May
require involvement with physical restraints.
Special Physical Demands:
Can be emotionally and physically demanding. Must be able to physically participate in crisis intervention
Work Contact Group:
Patients, family members, co-workers, supervisors, interdepartmental workers and physicians, outside agencies.
Barnabas Health offers excellent-provided benefits which include: competitive compensation, comprehensive medical/dental benefits, employer-matched 401(k) savings plan, Flexible Spending Plans, PTO program, tuition reimbursement and so much more.
Equal Employment Opportunity