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Milieu Counselor - Inpatient Adult / Geri Psych

companyCambridge Health Alliance
locationMiddleton, MA 01949, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description


Location: CHA Everett Hospital

Work Days:\xef\xbf\xbd\xef\xbf\xbd7:00am-3:30pm and 3:00pm-11:30pm, Every Other Weekend and Rotating Holidays

Category: Human and Social Services

Department: Inpatient Psych Float Pool EH

Job Type: Full time

Work Shift: Evening

Hours/Week: 40 hours per week

Union: Yes

Union Name: SEIU 1199

Department Summary

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.

Job Purpose
The Milieu Counselor is a member of the multidisciplinary team who, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, is responsible for a safe and structured service, as well as attending to the individual needs of patients in crisis in an inpatient psychiatric setting.\xef\xbf\xbd\xef\xbf\xbd

The Milieu Counselor performs safety checks, is assigned groups, interacts 1:1 with patients as needed, and is able to de-escalate aggressive patients.

High School graduate or GED required.
Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross is required.\xef\xbf\xbd\xef\xbf\xbd

1 year previous mental health experience in a Psych locked unit strongly preferred.

Experience in a Geri-psych unit is highly preferred.
All newly hired candidates must successfully complete a job specific physical agility test.

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Healthcare is changing rapidly. CHA has a strategic plan that charts a proactive course for our future. It is built on a vision of equity and excellence for everyone, every time. It also recognizes that our workforce is our most valuable asset and prioritizes competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities for employees. The strategic plan is changing the way we provide care and improving the health and experience of our patients; we are looking for smart, committed, compassionate people who want to be part of making our vision of better health and equity a reality.


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