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Mental Health Practitioner - Northern Campus (Full-Time)

Company: St. Charles Health System
Location: Redmond
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Typical pay range: $31.09 - $42.93

Scheduled to work: Sunday-Wednesday, 10:00am-8:30pm (hours subject to vary)



TITLE: Mental Health Practitioner - PAIT

REPORTS TO POSITION: Assistant Manager - Inpatient Behavioral Health

DEPARTMENT: Psychiatric Assessment and Intake Team; Inpatient Behavioral Health

OUR VISION: Creating America's healthiest community, together

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 community.

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 caregivers.


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 family situations.

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 professional discipline.

Function as a member of the Interdisciplinary Care Team to assure care is accomplished effectively and efficiently in a cost-effective manner.

Work in a fast past environment at times multi tasking and triaging numerous needs of patients, their families and community agencies.

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 protocols.

Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.

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 experience.

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 contact, etc.

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 Campus


Required: Master's degree in the field of Mental Health: Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related

Preferred: N/A


Required: Valid Oregon driver's license and ability to meet SCHS driving requirements.

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 membership.


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


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 personal interactions.

Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills.

Basic to intermediate ability and experience in computer applications, use of electronic medical record keeping systems and MS Office.


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 Caregivers.

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:


Caregiver Type:



Variable (United States of America)

Is Exempt Position?


Job Family:


Scheduled Days of the Week:

As Scheduled (may include weekends and holidays)

Shift Start & End Time:


Keywords: St. Charles Health System, Bend , Mental Health Practitioner - Northern Campus (Full-Time), Other , Redmond, Oregon

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