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Mental Health Counselor

Company: Advocate Health
Location: Hazel Crest
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide various inpatient mental health services with the goal of patient recovery
  • Monitor individual, group and family therapies
  • Assist with admission and discharge process
  • Provide mental health assessments, counseling, referrals and intervention services
  • Complete and maintain documentation in a timely and accurate manner according to federal, state and AAH guidelines
  • Perform patient belong check, safety check and provide a tour of the unit for any new patients
  • Provide overall milieu management ensuring a safe and ligature free environment of care
  • Assist clinical staff in performing patient vital signs, blood sugar and ADLS

    Education/Experience Required:
    • Education Required: Bachelor's degree in Psychology or Sociology or related field. Experience: Two years experience

      Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
      • Good communication skills. Organization planning and time management skills Computer Literacy This position needs to recognize the needs of a variety of age groups of patients treated (i.e.) understand child growth and development, normal patters of adolescents behavior and look for signs of normal aging, prior experience with various age groups is preferred Commitment to patient focused care Work under stressful and difficult decisions
      • License/Registration/Certification: Basic Life Support Certification (BLS)

        Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
        • * Ability to demonstrate a commitment to patient-focused care. * Ability to work under stressful and difficult situations. * May be exposed to hazardous materials and life threatening diseases. * Heavy lifting in accordance to DOL definition. * Ability to work rotating shifts any day of the week, including holidays. * If the job involves working with adolescent patients, this position needs to recognize needs and behavior; i.e., understand patterns of adolescent behavior. Prior experience with such age groups is recommended. * If the job involves working with adult patient, this position will to recognize needs and behaviors of geriatric patient; i.e., look for signs of normal aging. Prior experience with such ages groups is recommended.
        • If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

          This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

Keywords: Advocate Health, Chicago , Mental Health Counselor, Healthcare , Hazel Crest, Illinois

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