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Milieu Counselor, Adult & Geri Psych - Float Psych
Date Posted: 03/01/2024
Requisition Number: 156
Location: CHA Everett Hospital
Work Days: 3p-11:30p rotating to 11p-7:30a including e/o weekend & holidays as assigned
Category: Nurse Support
Department: Float Nurses EH
Job Type: Part-Time
Work Shift: Evening / Night
Union Name: SEIU 1199
The Everett Hospital Float Pool provides care with an emphasis on culturally sensitive, evidence based nursing practice. While regularly scheduled, the members of the float pool are deployed on a shift by shift to provide nursing care to patients in the Med/Surg/Telemetry and Geriatric Psychiatry units at Everett Hospital.
The role of the Milieu Counselor is to provide quality patient care according to Cambridge Health Alliance standards of nursing practice and the role expectations of the Geri Psychiatric Inpatient Unit and to develop professionally. The Milieu Therapist/Nursing Assistant is a member of the multidisciplinary team who, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, is responsible for a safe and structured unit milieu as well as attending to the individual needs of patients in crisis on an inpatient psychiatric setting. Will work on a 22 bed Geri/Adult Psych unit and will assists with ADL'S lead or co-lead groups, perform safety checks, 1:1 meetings with patients, and will accurately chart patients B/P, TPR & weight. Notifies RN of any changes in vital signs. Accurately measures and documents patient's intake and output. Uses appropriate methods of urine and stool collection and labeling of these specimens. Assists patient's following through with ADL's (bathing, laundry, organizing room), maintaining nutritional and hydration needs, and assisting & monitoring elimination needs and other task as assigned by charge RN.
This position is primarily for the Geriatric Psychiatry unit but requires floating to the Adult Psychiatry, Med/Surg and Emergency Departments
High School graduate or GED required.
Must have current certification as a Nursing Assistant or a current nursing student who has completed a clinical rotation.
Current BLS issued by American Heart Association for Healthcare Providers required.
Experience in a Geri-psych unit highly preferred.
Newly hired candidates are required to successfully complete a job specific physical agility test.
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