Milieu Management Specialist - York Hospital - Part-time, Days

York, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 66846

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager, provides a safe, secure and therapeutic environment for, and responds to the needs of patients, employees, visitors and other customers of the Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit.


Duties and Responsibilities:

   1   Responds to emergency situations such as accidents, injuries, violent behavior or outbursts and safety hazards. Provides assistance, summons proper authorities and polices area to maintain order, safety and to protect patients, employees and visitors.

   2   Participants in restraint of psychiatric patients under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or physician.  Responds to inquiries for advice or assistance from employees, students, visitors and other customers.

   3   Manages behavioral crises including 1:1 observation, redirection, physical restraint and team crisis interventions.

   4   Monitors conduct of patients and visitors on the unit; Reports problems to the RN in charge.

   5   Participates in room and safety checks on every shift under the supervision of an RN.

   6   Assists with milieu management.

   7   Awareness of behavioral management plans for acute patients in cooperation with treatment team recommendations.

   8   Provides one-on-one intervention with patients who have a high risk for violence.

   9   Reports safety and/or fire hazards or security violations.

10   Coordinates with outside law enforcement agencies and the legal system as necessary.

11   May assist in securing patient valuables or lost and found articles.  Assists in maintaining logs of items received.

12   Employs all necessary equipment to include Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during situations that are deemed unsafe and during interactions with precaution patients.



  • Minimum Experience:
    • 1 – 3 months
  • Minimum Education:
    • High School or G.E.D.
  • Preferred Field Of Expertise:
    • Behavioral, criminal justice, Mental health, social sciences
  • Required Certification:
    • BLS certification
  • Required Courses:
    • Milieu management/de-escalation training
  • Skills:
    • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
    • Excellent human relations and oral/written communication skills
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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

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  • 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

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Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)