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Mental Health Program Specialist PRN

Company: Elwyn
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: Develops, implements, and documents individual programs for individuals with behavioral health needs. Provides supervision and programmatic decision-making. Completes mental status exams utilizing current knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Provides supportive counseling and acts as an advocate to represent the individual's needs and rights with all outside support service agencies, families, etc. Assists and supports individuals in all activities of daily living. Designs and facilitates therapeutic groups. Plans and implements community integration activities. Administers medications as prescribed by the physician, following all physicians' orders. Responsible for adherence to the standards, procedures and schedules established by the Program Supervisor and/or the Director of ARBHS. -DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop and implement individual programs for individuals with behavioral health needs and provide other individualized case management functions as directed by supervisor or directorProvide supervision and program implementationProvide all appropriate documentation set forth by director and regulations including but not limited to monthly summaries, medication administration recording, and individual behavioral/psychiatric assessmentsProvide mental status exam using the current DSM criteriaProvide supportive counseling to individuals with personal, behavioral, or social challengesDevelop and ensure individual's adherence to behavior management plansAdvocate for individuals with outside support agencies Interface with families and other interested parties within the limits of signed consentsDesign and facilitate therapeutic groups according to individual needPlan and implement community integration plans for individualsAdminister medications to residents as directed by physician following successful completion of Department of Human Services (DHS) approved medication administration training and certificationMaintain communication with medical physician, psychiatrist, and pharmacist as needed; enter written physician orders and pharmacy labels onto Medication Administration Record (MAR) Maintain communication with appropriate ancillary service providers including physical and occupational therapistsAssist and train consumers in all aspects of self- care in order to ensure maximal level of independence for that individual. These areas will include all aspects of personal hygiene, shopping, cooking, meal serving, budgeting, laundry, and housekeepingEnsure a safe and clean living environment for individualsIntervene in crisis situations in accordance with established agency protocolProvide routine health care functions as directed such as obtaining and recording vital signs, weights, and glucometer readings Encourage individuals in the constructive use of leisure timeEscort individuals to and from day programs and appointmentsAttend scheduled staff meetingsFacilitate resident group meetingsAttend appropriate in-service as directed by supervisor and required by funder and regulatory bodiesParticipate as a member of the interdisciplinary team by meeting with family members, Intensive Case Manager (ICM) and/or county representatives to discuss resident needs Conduct fire drills and building inspections and provide the appropriate documentation for sameReport all problems or concerns to supervisor or directorRemain on duty until relievedMaintain current certification/recertification of CPR, First Aid, Crisis Intervention, and Medication AdministrationResponsible for adherence to standards, procedures and schedules established by the program administration Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), crisis intervention and medication administration using agency-trained protocolsPerform other duties as assigned -IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Program Supervisor and Program Director -DIRECT REPORTS: None -CONTACTS: Elwyn personnel, Elwyn clientele, funding and regulatory agency personnel, families, outside health care providers, personnel, social security personnel, Department of Human Services (DHS) personnel and other outside mental health providers. -EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree requiredOne-year experience in behavioral health field desirableDemonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a teamMust be able to perform CPR and crisis intervention techniques using agency-trained protocolsMust possess excellent customer interaction, collaboration, presentation, and written and verbal communication skillsDemonstrated basic experience with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook, Must have current, valid driver's license in state of residence, 3 years driving experience, and acceptable driving record -PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE: See Physical Demands Checklist below which represents the general physical demands and environment conditions to which the employee holding this position must meet, in addition to the duties and responsibilities listed above, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Elwyn will engage otherwise qualified candidates for this position whose disabilities may require reasonable accommodations to enable an individual to perform the essential functions. -Elwyn reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as needed. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of duties and responsibilities of the job nor does it constitute a written or implied contract. -Elwyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Elwyn does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, pregnancy status, medical condition, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, sexual orientation or identity, age, national origin, citizenship, handicap status, marital or family status, mental or physical disability, perceived disability, military or veteran status, political activities or affiliations, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation. #mon #ca -Required
Job Industries
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Keywords: Elwyn, Harrisburg , Mental Health Program Specialist PRN, Other , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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