Lead Psychiatric Technician - Extended Acute Inpatient - Days

Mt Gretna, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 71518

 

Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the level of care director and program manager, and in concert with other team members, this staff works collaboratively to facilitate a stable and smooth operation of the program and provides therapeutic interventions in accordance with best practice guidelines, client treatment plans, and policies. This staff will also provide case management, evaluate and coordinate for educational/vocational potential, and help prepare clients for discharge.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates and monitors the activities of the individual’s treatment team.
  2. Assumes responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall treatment goals in collaboration with the client and team, and to provide individual supportive therapy and symptom management.
  3. Participates in completing the client-centered comprehensive assessment.
  4. Provides direct clinical services to clients in the office or community setting to teach behavioral symptom management techniques and to assist clients in adapting to and/or coping with internal and external stresses.
  5. Ensures individualized programming by writing and completing the client’s treatment plan as well as the intake/screening/assessment as assigned.
  6. Provides assistance to clients and families in development of a discharge plan and helps to determine the appropriate community resources and assists in accessing these resources as needed. This includes establishing and maintaining relationships with community agencies to gather information, make referrals and provide appropriate post discharge care and support.
  7. Promotes client attendance and participation in groups and activities and documents participation.
  8. Provides practical help and side-by-side coaching, problems solving, training, and supervision to help clients obtain necessities of daily living.
  9. Provides care to clients in a manner that considers safety, comfort, and the therapeutic environment.
  10. Assists the team members in the care and evaluation of clients.
  11. Assists with program performance improvement measures and outcomes.
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 1 – 2 years
    • Min Field of Expertise: Behavioral/mental health, social science
  • Minimum Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Knowledge of current activities, therapy principals and group counseling skills/techniques
  • Required Certification:
    • CPR certification
  • Required Courses:
    • Must provide clearance per the Child Protective Svcs Law amended by PA Act 33 of 1985
  • Skills:
    • Excellent human relations and oral/written communication skills; analytical skills; organization and time management; mental and visual ability to observe client behavior and document findings; teaching ability; customer service awareness and capability; knowledge of current activities, therapy principals and group counseling skills/techniques.
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license in the current state of residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management.
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WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

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Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and intention of the System to maintain consistent and equal treatment toward applicants and employees of all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)