Intermountain Healthcare Behavioral Health Specialist - Primary Children's Wasatch Canyons Campus in Taylorsville, Utah

Job ID:217547
Greater Salt Lake area

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Job Description

The Behavioral Health Specialist provides efficient and therapeutically effective care of the assigned specialty age group, through a coordinated, multi-disciplinary treatment team program. Incumbents plan and teach educational activities that promote quality care and support treatment goals and are responsible for orienting, educating and assisting patients in the process of their stabilization.

Essential Job Duties

  • Leads or co-leads educational groups - including goal setting groups, family education groups, reflections groups and skills groups.

  • Interviews patients within a collaborative-therapeutic framework and is competent to create therapeutic personal experiences with patients to enhance the generalization of their coping skills throughout the day and across environments.

  • Plan and teach various skill building groups and activities to achieve treatment goals.

  • Communicate pertinent patient information in shift report and to the treatment team using effective communication and organization skills to ensure consistent care among staff.

  • Implement individual patient programs using knowledge of behavioral interventions (including level system, time out and seclusion) and specialized programs to provide consistent patient care.

  • Complete timely and accurate documentation on all patient care forms.Recognize critical situations and identify options to manage crisis using sound judgment and problem solving skills to prevent escalation of the situation or injury to client/staff.

  • Educate patients and families on treatment issues and behavioral interventions using knowledge of behavioral health treatment and program to ensure patients/family receive all pertinent information to improve outcomes.

Posting Specifics

  • Entry Rate: $14.34 + (Based on Experience)
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Shift Details: All shifts, day, evening and night both 8 and 12 hour shifts available. Every other weekend requirement.
  • Department: Psychiatry
  • Additional Details: We have a Part Time - 24 hour a wek Behavioral Health Specialist position open located at Primary Children's Wasatch Canyons campus in Taylorsville

Minimum Requirements

  • Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) for healthcare providers.
  • Pediatric based Behavioral Health Specialists at Primary Children's are also required to possess a Food Handlers Permit.
  • Two years post high school education in social work, psychology, sociology, family studies, or a health sciences field.or Two years of experience working as a CNA or EMT.or Bachelors Degree with six months of experience working with psychiatric or chemically dependent patients.or Two years of experience working with psychiatric or chemically dependent patients.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills and the ability to communicate on a professional level.

Physical Requirements

  • Carrying, Hearing/Listening, Lifting, Manual Dexterity, Pulling/Pushing, Seeing, Sitting, Speaking, Squatting/Kneeling, Standing, Walking.

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology or family studies.
  • 6 months of prior experience working with psychiatric and/or chemically dependent patients.
  • 6 months of prior experience working in a pediatric behavioral healthcare setting.

Please Note

All positions subject to close without notice. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Additional Details:

Working Hours 24

Primary Work Location Wasatch Canyons Camp

Expertise Family Services / Mental Health

Job Type Part Time

Location US-UT-Taylorsville