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MultiCare Health System Mental Health Specialist in Seattle, Washington

Job DetailsJob ID: 89508Location: Seattle, WAEntity: Behavioral Health -NavosCategory: Behavioral HealthSpecialty: Not ApplicableDepartment: Admin BHSEmployment Type: Full-Time RegularPrimary Shift: NightWork Schedule: Shift: Night, 11p-7:30a***Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) highly encouraged to apply!***About the CompanyThe mission of Navos is to improve the quality of life of people vulnerable to mental illness by providing a broad continuum of trauma informed care with a focus on recovery and resilience. Navos responds to the needs of people with mental illness in King County. Services are targeted to those who live at or near poverty, often as a result of their mental illness. Navos is committed to embracing equity and inclusiveness in everything we do. Our efforts are intentional, deliberate, and a fundamental part of the everyday expectation for working at Navos.About the PositionAs part of a multidisciplinary team, the Mental Health Specialists provide general therapeutic procedures and personal care service for patients admitted to an acute care psychiatric treatment facility.The Mental Health Specialist (MHS) functions as part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary treatment team responsible for providing a safe, supportive, and therapeutic environment for psychiatric patients and assist with the provision of basic patient care and recovery needs under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse. The MHS provides and documents interventions in a variety of modalities individually matched to the needs of each patient. The incumbent provides group as well as individual interaction with patients receiving inpatient psychiatric treatment in adherence with established treatment guidelines and agency policies and procedures.Position Functions and Responsibilities:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.- Assists with maintaining a safe and hazard free environment by observing and documenting patient behavior, conducting patient room searches, reporting unsafe conditions and applying appropriate emotional and physical support.- Performs or assists with the admission of new patients by gathering routine information for nursing assessment, searches patients and belongings for contraband, documents belongings and other appropriate information.- Orients the patient and patient's family to the facility and the policies and procedures.- Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team.- Assists with initiating and contributing to patient treatment planning, teaching and discharge planning.- Participates in patient care team conferences by sharing observations of patient's progress toward identified goals and assists the RN with the development, evaluation, and revision of patient care plans.- Collaborates with therapy team to develop and implement groups that support the recovery process and enhance patient goal attainment- Participates in the implementation of treatment plans which clearly identify the patient's voice, treatment strategies, and specific outcome measures- Meets unit documentation standards- Tailors effective interventions to meet diverse patient diagnostic and cultural needs- Provides person-centered advocacy for patients as needed and directed by the care teamAssists with milieu management by being present with patients on the unit and assisting as needed with daily activities- Contrib

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