Mental Health Specialist - In-Pt Mental Health

Southwest General Health Center Middleburg Heights , OH 44130

Posted 1 week ago

Summary

Southwest General Health Center is a 352-bed community hospital located in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. One of the last standing community hospitals in Northeast Ohio, we partner with University Hospitals and other local community organizations to provide a full range of services to all who need us. We are certified as a Level III Trauma Center and a Primary Stroke Center, and have been serving our community for over 100 years!

Why work at SWGHC? In addition to the outstanding culture, we offer great benefits, no rotating shifts, free parking and are close to the turnpike and I71. Come join our team! #loveajobthatlovesyouback

MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST

Oakview is a locked inpatient behavioral health unit with 20 beds that offers outstanding mental health services. They hire a variety of nurses, including new grads. Treatment provided by our Oakview staff includes crisis intervention, evaluations of disturbed behaviors/thoughts/mental status, stabilization of deteriorating psychosocial function, protection from self-harm, medication support, and leading groups.

HOURS:

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Mental Health Specialist is a member of an inpatient team providing direct care for inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and addiction patients. Provides assistance with admissions, assessments, patient and family education, crisis intervention, psycho-educational groups.

Supervises inpatients in the unit and monitors visiting, and assists in assuring the safety of the unit and patients. Responds to inquiries from the community and assists in directing patients to appropriate resources. Provides psychosocial histories and patient group therapy depending on training and experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

Bachelor's degree in the social sciences required, preferably social work, psychology, or counseling.

Required length of experience:

Experience working in a healthcare setting with other professionals, families, and patients in acute symptomatic crisis is strongly preferred.

Experience in a structured therapeutic program, hospital, or residential setting is also preferred.


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