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Overview

UNM Hospitals is the largest community mental health provider in the state of New Mexico. The Psychiatric Center treats both adults and children and provides a wide variety of services including but not limited to: Addiction/Recovery, Forensics, Senior Programs, Native American Programs, and Psychosocial Rehabilitation.

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Culture

  • At UNMH, you’ll find a world-class care environment that will bring out the best in you. Here, we treat everyone with respect. We listen to our patients, anticipate their needs and make everyone feel welcome.
  • Since we work at a teaching hospital, we keep our skills fresh, learn from mistakes, are thorough and accurate, and open to change. We’re also able to think about the big picture without losing sight of the smallest detail.
  • Working together, we collaborate and encourage each other, but can also work with autonomy. We share ideas, welcome feedback, and value the diversity of our teams.
  • While you build your career with UNMH, we’ll help you excel with ample training and learning opportunities. After all, you’re helping care for people throughout our community, our state, and our region.

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Success Profile

What makes a successful Behavioral Health RN at UNMH? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Adaptable
  • Collaborative
  • Compassionate
  • Confident
  • Courageous
  • Diplomatic

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Benefits of Employment

  • Medical, Dental (Free for full-time) Vision, Healthcare FSA, Dependent Care FSA

  • Up to 6% hospital contribution to the 403b retirement plan

  • Holidays and Sick Days

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Relocation Reimbursement

  • Nursing Mother Rooms, Cafeteria

  • Close to Public Transportation, Restaurants, and Entertainment

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Responsibilities

Job ID
203
Category
Behavioral and Mental Health
Department
ABQ ACT Team-Current Yr
Location
Albuquerque, NM
Date posted
07/26/2022
Pay Rate
$27.22 - $40.84 Hourly

Department: ABQ ACT Team-Current Yr
FTE: 1.00
Full Time (30 - 40 hours per week)
Shift: Days

Sign On Bonus For New Hire

Position Summary:
Provide, oversee, and/or administer a wide range of psychosocial evaluation/assessment, diagnostic, counseling therapy, crisis intervention, and/or case management services in a high-intensity clinical environment which requires a high degree of independent decision-making and program administration. Lead and train lower level counselors/social workers, students, and/or interns engaged in related therapeutic/patient care activities, as appropriate to the individual position. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.

Detailed responsibilities:
* PATIENT CARE - Provide counseling, therapy, and/or psychotherapy to clients and families as appropriate to the position
* PATIENT CARE - Prepare treatment plans, discharge plans, and follow up care programs
* CONSULTATION - Consult with other therapists and related professional and paraprofessional staff, as appropriate, in the performance of therapeutic and/or casework; refers clients to appropriate service agencies as required
* INTERVENTION - Provide and/or arrange for therapeutic interventions to include but not limited to emergency services and crisis intervention for individuals with serious emotional or behavioral disturbances
* REFERRAL - Refers clients to appropriate social service agencies for financial assistance and other required services; may visit patients and families in their homes to provide counseling and outreach services
* DOCUMENTATION - Follow up to determine reliability of treatment used; change method and degree of therapy when appropriate
* CONSULTATION - Consult with other legal and treatment agencies and individuals in relation to patient/client records, rights, and responsibilities
* CASE MANAGEMENT - Prepare related timely documentation for civil commitment hearings or other legal proceedings
* ADMINISTRATION - Perform various administrative functions such as monitoring expenditures and preparing reports and correspondence; may participate in a variety of research projects to develop service plans; may propose changes to program policies and procedures
* TRAINING - Provide clinical supervision to lower level therapists and/or graduate social work students/interns, as appropriate, and/or consulting services to other patient care professionals
* TRAINING - May provide formal teaching, consultation, and in-service training to relevant professionals in immediate proper handling of and/or referral of a variety of matters
* QUALITY - Promote and use best practices in treatment; may include specialized training
* QUALITY - Meet published departmental expectations for client access and productivity
* DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
* PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols
* PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
* PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
* PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
* PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
* ACTIVITIES - Provide side by side support, training and coaching of clients in their home environment and/or in the field in the area of Activities of Daily Living to include (but not limited to) personal hygiene, food selection and preparation, money management, and transportation
* ON-CALL - Provide on-call services in rotation with other ACT team staff

Qualifications


Education:
Essential:
* Master's Degree
Education specialization:
Essential:
* Related Discipline

Experience:
Essential:
3 years directly related experience Documented experience in age appropriate environment
Prior experience working with individuals who are dually diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness as well as a substance abuse disorder
Nonessential:
Bilingual English, Spanish, Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo

Credentials:
Essential:
* LPCC/CMHC or LCSW or LMFT in New Mexico
* CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days
* UNM Vehicle Operator's Permit w/in 60 days
* Valid New Mexico Driver's License

Physical Conditions:
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. May require walking or standing to a significant degree or requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or may require working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of materials is negligible.

Working conditions:
Essential:
* Sig Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE
* May be credentialed by UNMH Credentialing Committee
* Subject to random alcohol and substance testing
* Sig Haz: Physical risk/injuries due to combative patients

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