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Mental Health Specialist -All Shifts

Universal Health Services


Location:
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Date:
05/26/2017
Job Code:
99528
Universal Health Services
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Mental Health Specialist -All Shifts

Job Code:  99528
Facility: Cedar Springs Hospital
Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO US Mountain
Region: Mountain
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Entry Level
Minimum Education Required: Associate Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health
 
Category: Allied Health
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

POSITION SUMMARY:
Mental Health Specialist Position available. Assists in the direct care and management of children, adolescents, and adults, as determined by the Treatment Plan, Program Structure, and presenting issues/behaviors of the patients/residents/students. Provides continual supervision, safety, crisis management, and therapeutic interventions. Assists with implementing the program structure and the safe delivery of care to promote wellness of the individual patient/resident/student. We have days, evenings, nights, and weekend positions available.

 
Requirements

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
* Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
* Frequently stands, walks, kneels, reaches while working with patients/residents/students.
* Requires full range of body motion including handling and physical restraint of patients.
* Ability to perform CPR and first aid.
* Ability to work rotating shifts. Ability to drive a vehicle if necessary.
* Must be able to speak, read and write.
* Ability to visually supervise residents & hear requests for assistance from patients and staff.
* Emotional stability necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.
* Vision and hearing sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job.

SKILLS:
Requires organizational, interpersonal and customer service skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality.Requires creativity, high energy and problem solving skills. Good verbal and written skills. Ability to rotate shifts and programs, as necessary. Ability to work as one part of a team approach for the care of the patients/residents/students. Demonstrates ability to problem solve, resolve crisis situations, and maintain a calm composure under stressful situations.


EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:
Mental Health Specialists must be at least 21 years of age. Requires either an Associate's degree (equivalent of 60 college credits) OR a High School diploma / equivalent with one year's experience in the human services field.


STAFF DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS:
Must meet or exceed hospital and regulatory agency training requirements.


EXPOSURE CATEGORY: I
Performs tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.




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