Under the direction of Nurse Manager and Unit Charge RN. is
responsible for the care and safety of assigned children. As a
member of the multidisciplinary treatment team assumes primary
Behavioral Health Specialist role. Responsible for input into the
formulation of a therapeutic milieu treatment plan and the
implementation observation and documentation of this program under
the direction of a registered nurse. Provides services to
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Participates in maintaining a safe and therapeutic
environment. * Participates in the development and
operationalization of the milieu care plan for assigned patients
according to established department and unit-based
procedure/policy. * Maintains and documents level of patient
observation as ordered by the physician/charge RN each shift. *
Supervises assigned children in daily routines and assists with
activities of daily living. * Identifies reports and actively
resolves potential/actual problems on the unit. * Demonstrates
appropriate critical incident follow-up skills by timely verbal
reporting to charge RN and documentation in medical record.
Completes other documentation (ie: incident reports seclusion and
restraint forms (MR38)) as applicable. * Intervenes in disruptive
milieu or destructive to self/other patient situations providing
timely therapeutic intervention(s).
Adheres to Hospital Departmental and Program policies and
* Attends peer review and staff meetings as assigned. *
Maintains current certification in crisis management. * Maintains
current CPR certification. * Maintains current OSHA ERS Safety
Certifications * Attends unit/hospital staff development as
assigned. * Consistently follows all hospital and departmental
policies and procedures. * Consistently follows all program based
policies and procedures.
Actively participates in the patient care planning process under
the direction of the primary/charge RN.
* Participates in the initial admission interview process as
assigned. * Works to support initial therapeutic alliance with
patient and family on admission. Assists with the separation
process and performs other duties necessary to provide a smooth
transition to the hospital environment. * Completes initial milieu
assessment within an 8 hour period. Collaborates with RN to develop
initial problem list and milieu care plan within 8 hours of
admission. * Reviews milieu care plan and problem list on a daily
basis revising as necessary. * Communicates individual patient
milieu treatment plans in an ongoing manner to other unit staff
including liaison with other multidisciplinary treatment providers.
* Actively participates in diagnostic conferences treatment team
rounds and shift report as assigned. * Is aware of department QI
indicators and responsibilities related to such. * Accurately
documents significant patient/family observations/milieu treatment
on the Kardex and medical records in a timely fashion. * Collects
data for applied research purposes. * Offers information and
knowledge acquired through experience to other staff via formal/
informal staff development forums. * Is able to adapt care "style"
to meet needs of various children/adolescents.
Supports and contributes to the development of residential care
* Assists and teaches patients in activities of daily living and
personal hygiene based upon patient's abilities. * Leads community
meeting/milieu meeting/social skill group. * Leads other program
specific groups. * Demonstrates ability to set consistent and
supportive therapeutic limits within guidelines of hospital unit
and department standards. * Institutes behavioral programs specific
to the needs of the patient in collaboration with the primary nurse
and off-line clinicians. * Organizes unit activities. * Coordinates
supervises and participates in children's activities such as
physical & social development activities. Arranges for
transportation or materials if required. * Provides continuity of
care in the classroom by carrying out the prescribed treatment
programs; aides in implementing IEP's * Participates in teaching
visits/family and parent training. * Consistently models to
patient/families appropriate and therapeutic interpersonal
staff/patient interactions. * Co-leads therapy groups with a
clinician. * Supports and participates in recreation therapy
programs. * Handles crisis situations in a safe effective manner
utilizing the least restrictive safe patient care alternative. *
Takes the initiative to seek formal/informal supervision
incorporating suggestions for improvement/changes in job
performance. * Performs other related duties as required assigned
or directed by program managers.
Baccalaureate Degree in a Human Service field. Other education
and experience considered and may
be substituted for educational requirements at the discretion of
Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to
patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging
processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each
step of the care process.
Six months to one year of direct child care work with
emotionally impaired youth.
Current Bradley Hospital Crisis Management certification or
enrollment in Bradley Hospital course.
Current CPR certification.
Current ERS OSHA and Safety Certification.
Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race color religion sex national origin age
ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or
expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan
is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Location: Bradley Hospital USA:RI:East Providence
Work Type: Part Time
Shift: Shift 4