UnityPoint Health Mental Health Associate in Peoria, Illinois
Our team members are the compassionate core of who we are and how we serve. Every day we strive to live out our vision statement of “Best outcome every patient every time” through living out our FOCUS values of Foster Unity, Own the Moment, Champion Excellence, and Seize Opportunities.
At UnityPoint Health, we provide care in nine regions throughout Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. As the nation’s fourth largest nondenominational health system in America, UnityPoint Health keeps people at the center of all we do. We are looking for dynamic and talented individuals to join our team. You'll find opportunities for every sized dream.
The Center for Senior Behavioral Health is aninpatient 18-bed unit that treats individuals 65 years and older for complications from differentmental illnesses, taking into consideration the uniqueness of aging. Providers at this center
give patients a holistic approach to treatmentby offering group, individual and family therapyas well as medication management and care for overall health.
Assessment and Treatment Planning: Assists the interdisciplinary treatment team in patient assessment and the development and implementation of the plan of care ensure individualized, goal-directed treatment.
Obtains pertinent information from referral sources seeking patient admission; assists in facilitating admissions
Completes admission assessments (except for nursing components)
Ensures compliance with legal components of admissions (voluntary/involuntary admissions, patients rights, obtaining releases of information, 5-day request for release)
Maintains sound knowledge base of advanced directives
Administers/scores assessment scales per protocol
Participates in interdisciplinary clinical staffings or ensures pertinent information is provided to team
Develops, reviews, and revises plan of care on assigned patients
Completes required documentation as appropriate including assessment scales
Addresses the patient's strengths, impairrments and interventions identified in the plan of care to achieve expected patient outcomes.
Therapeutic groups and individual therapies: Provides group and individual therapies for all patients as assigned in order to provide comprehensive, quality treatment.
Facilitates individual therapy sessions, structured therapy groups and psychoeducational groups in accordance with the patient's plan of care
Utilizes a variety of therapeutic models as appropriate to the clinical situation, but primarily has a brief therapy/cognitive behavioral therapy focus
Ensures the milieu maintains a therapeutic environment
Incorporates Recovery principles in all therapeutic interventions
Documents interventions in a succinct and goal directed manner using DAIR format
Recognizes and reports abuse/neglect situations as required by law
Provides support, sets limits, and/or facilitates learning from the situation when providing situational 1:1 interventions
Adheres to group rules and scheduled groups start and end on time.
Follows group content outlines in group manual and individualizes groups to needs of current patient population
Engages patients to participate of all patients as appropriate in community meetings
Interacts with parents/significant others to answer programming questions, patient progress, etc
Therapeutic environment and safety focus: Assists in the creation and maintenance of a therapeutic milieu so that the unit is a safe, caring, nurturing, healing, and educative environment.
Sets behavioral limits on patients according to unit policies, individual plan of care and behavior modification plans
De-escalates patients utilizing CPI techniques
Participates in application of seclusion/restraints when appropriate; provides monitoring of patients in such situation; completes appropriate documentation, including restriction of rights forms
Provides supportive care to patients and families.
Conducts safety rounds
Assists patients in conflict resolution
Role models stress management
Ensures patient safety of unit by following policies/procedures and adhering to unit protocols and national patient safety goals
Performance improvement focus: Assists in Performance Improvement activities on unit.
Actively promotes and achieves customer satisfaction ( patient, family, departments and physicians)
Generates ideas for improving processes, treatment, and patient care
Participates in Root Cause Analyses and assists in development of action plans and implementation of action plans
Serves on unit-based committees
Precepts new employees
Follows through on assignments generated by Nurse Manager or unit committees
Volunteers for assignments which are designed to affect needed changes.
Bachelor's Degree in the field(s) of psychology, social work or related field required.
1-3 years of experience in/with mental health field preferred.
Requisition ID: 2018-54450
Street: 5409 N Knoxville
Name: UPH Proctor
FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift: 40 hours per week, 11a-7p during the week and 7-3p on weekends. every other weekend and holiday rotation.
External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org