Behavioral Health Specialist, Treatment & Recovery Center, FT Nights

Allied Health Professionals Lawrence, Kansas


Description

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Under the supervision of the Nurse Manager, the Behavioral Health Specialist provides monitoring and supportive services in an urgent care and medical setting that serves individuals across the lifespan through a multidisciplinary and collaborative service approach. 
 
 
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 

  1. Maintaining a safe, stable, supportive, and productive environment during the time spent with patients for the purpose of stabilizing episodes of crisis.
  2. Monitoring patient safety.
  3. Providing services on an as-needed basis for attendant, psychosocial, and crisis observation.
  4. Provides coordination of care and psychoeducation to patients, families, and staff regarding care, intervention, prevention, and out-patient treatment recommendations.
  5. Provides individualized support in reference to the patient’s treatment goals and objectives within the crisis episode; providing attendant care in a variety of settings; providing crisis observation within a crisis stabilization setting.
  6. Collaborates with members of Behavioral Health Partners, including psychiatrists, behavior health crisis clinicians, nursing staff, and substance use providers to enhance skill and effectiveness in treating patients.
  7. Implementing structured time, activities, and behavioral interventions designed to increase daily living skills or facilitate crisis stabilization and prepare patients for return back to community or next level of care.
  8. Engaging patients during unstructured times to help build needed social or recovery-oriented skills.
  9. Delivering reimbursable hours of service compliant with established departmental standards.
  10. Coordinates integrated out-patient care needs and make appropriate referrals, and follow up as needed.
  11. Completes all paperwork and electronic medical record (EMR) entry associated with the financial, clinical, legal, or regulatory management in a timely and accurate manner.
  12. Strong oral and written communication, and organizational skills.
  13. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the job.
  14. Other duties as assigned. 

 
JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Required:  

  • One year of college course work in the field of human services or one year of experience in the field of human services; or other experiences with individuals across the lifespan who experience symptoms of behavioral health and can serve a basis for understanding symptoms and treatment; a combination of at least one year of education, and/or work, and/or experience in the field of human services can substitute for a year in any one area.
  • Reliable transportation and valid, unrestricted drives license.
  • Be 21 years or older.
  • Prior computer experience and basic computer fluency; willingness and ability to learn new programs; familiarity with MS Sharepoint is a plus.

BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS
(common to all positions)       

  • Patient 1st – We consider the patient first in everything we do.
  • Better Together – We are part of the LMH team that works together to achieve excellence.
  • Speak Up – We embrace a transparent culture of open, respectful communication where ideas are valued and solutions are created.
  • Innovate! – We actively explore new ideas and approach change with agility and an open mind.
  • Own It/Solve It – We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and we collaborate for solutions.
  • In Joy – We create a workplace that is both fun and meaningful.

At LMH Health we value inclusion and diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage all to apply.  Employment is decided on the basis of experience and qualifications that meet the business need.