Typical pay range: $31.09 - $42.93
Scheduled to work: Sunday-Wednesday, 10:00am-8:30pm (hours
subject to vary)
ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM
TITLE: Mental Health Practitioner - PAIT
REPORTS TO POSITION: Assistant Manager - Inpatient Behavioral
DEPARTMENT: Psychiatric Assessment and Intake Team; Inpatient
OUR VISION: Creating America's healthiest community,
OUR MISSION: In the spirit of love and compassion, better
health, better care, better value
OUR VALUES: Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: The Psychiatric Assessment and Intake Team
provides services to the community and region including but not
limited to: acute mental health crisis assessment requiring
intervention and/or hospitalization; intake coordination for acute
mental health patients being referred from health systems outside
St Charles Health and collaboration with outpatient and community
providers at discharge. The Inpatient Behavioral Health Department
provides services to the community and region including: treatment
for the SPMI population, acute mental health crisis requiring
hospitalization, and collaboration with the outpatient
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Mental Health Practitioner provides
mental health services including: crisis assessment; psychosocial
evaluation; diagnosis; brief treatment interventions for
clients/patients experiencing social/behavioral/mental health
issues; discharge planning; warm hand-off and follow-up caring
contacts. This position does not directly manage any other
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Participate with team members in facilitating patient's and
family's learning throughout the continuum of care. Reinforce
patient's continued health care through teaching and/or referral to
community agency follow-up.
Perform patient assessment of social, economic, emotional and
Provide diagnostic, preventative and treatment services of a
psychosocial nature pertaining to personality adjustment, behavior
problems and interpersonal dysfunction.
Respect the privacy and protect the confidentiality of patients
and family members while maintaining the boundaries of the
Function as a member of the Interdisciplinary Care Team to
assure care is accomplished effectively and efficiently in a
Work in a fast past environment at times multi tasking and
triaging numerous needs of patients, their families and community
Complete Psychosocial Assessment, trauma assessment, substance
abuse assessment; suicide safety plan and occasionally a treatment
plan that is individualized and measurable in compliance with the
department and regulatory standards.
Assess the potential threat of harm to self and/or others and/or
inability to care for one self. Determine, in coordination with the
treatment team and county, the legal status of patients in
accordance with state Civil Commitment laws.
Work in concert with the psychiatrist to admit patients to acute
psychiatric inpatient treatment by developing a working diagnosis
and treatment goals.
Provide brief individual and family therapy using solution
focused treatment modalities, interventions and strategies. Provide
psycho-education to patients and their families. Provide thorough
documentation of all patient interactions in accordance with
hospital, state, federal and regulatory requirements.
Coordinate discharge planning with outpatient providers
including but not limited to therapeutic appointments, medication
management and follow up medical appointments.
Provide crisis intervention to patients in immediate crisis in
the emergency department/hospital medical unit(s) and to recently
discharged patients on an as-needed basis.
Participate in AVADE interventions as needed.
Responsible for maintaining knowledge of all state and federal
regulations as they apply to the admission, care, and discharge of
patients from an emergency department/hospital medical unit
including all pertinent civil commitment procedures and
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of
continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a
champion of change.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers,
patients and guests.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of
professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable
laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the
organization's corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical
and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of
applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational
investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that
promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
Participates in creating a healing environment that supports all
aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each
individual, patient and caregiver.
Participates in creating intentional relationships and
demonstrates focus attitudes and behaviors that enhance the care
Provides a therapeutic presence in service to others by
purposefully responding to the needs of patients in a caring way,
including introducing oneself and explaining role in patient's
care, asking the patient his or her preferred name, sitting with
the patient to determine his or her care goals, active listening,
and communicating effectively and appropriately through touch, eye
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers,
patients and guests.
Documents all patient care with proficiency in compliance with
hospital policies, procedures and regulatory agencies.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the
organization, as required or assigned.
Occasional travel between Bend, Redmond, Prineville and Madras
hospitals may be required.
Location may vary: Bend, Redmond, Prineville or Madras
Required: Master's degree in the field of Mental Health: Social
Work, Counseling, Psychology or related
Required: Valid Oregon driver's license and ability to meet SCHS
Preferred: Professional license or in the process of getting
licensed. Member of the National Association of Social Worker's,
American Counseling Association or another national association
Required: One year of experience in mental health field
(internship experience in an emergency department/inpatient
behavioral health setting may be considered)
Preferred: Experience in an emergency department/inpatient
setting. Post graduate, clinical experience
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
(PPE) required to perform the job safely.
Member of a multi-disciplinary team that requires professional
communication skills with different medical teams.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment at times
multi-tasking and triaging numerous needs of patients, their
families and community agencies.
Ability to multi-task and work independently.
Attention to detail.
Excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication
and customer service skills, particularly in dealing with stressful
Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making
Basic to intermediate ability and experience in computer
applications, use of electronic medical record keeping systems and
Continually (75% or more): Use of clear and audible speaking
voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.
Frequently (50%): Sitting, keyboard operation.
Occasionally (25%): Standing, walking, bending,
stooping/kneeling/crouching, climbing stairs, reaching overhead,
lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 1-10 pounds,
grasping/squeezing, operation of a motor vehicle, ability to hear
whispered speech level.
Never (0%): Climbing ladder/step-stool, lifting/carrying/pushing
or pulling 11-50 pounds.
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Occasionally (25%): Chemical solution for Laboratory
Rarely (10%): Wet/slippery area.
Never (0%): Heat, cold, noise, dust, vibration, chemical
solution, uneven surface.
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
Risk for Exposure to BBP
Schedule Weekly Hours:
Variable (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position?
MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER
Scheduled Days of the Week:
As Scheduled (may include weekends and holidays)
Shift Start & End Time: