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

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

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  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Relocation Reimbursement

  • Nursing Mother Rooms, Cafeteria

  • Close to Public Transportation, Restaurants, and Entertainment

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Job ID
Behavioral and Mental Health
UPC PSI Programs
Albuquerque, NM
Date posted
Pay Rate
$16.11 - $18.44 Hourly

Department: UPC PSI Programs

FTE: 0.05
Casual Pool (as needed)
Shift: Days

Position Summary:
Under the direct supervision and as a member of a multidisciplinary team provide specified, structured classroom training and facilitate integrated psychosocial rehabilitation activities for severely disabled mentally ill (SDMI) adults who are working towards reintegration into the community. Prepare clients with job search skills and assist with job search process. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include adult and geriatric age groups.

Detailed responsibilities:
* TRAINING - Provide structured individual and/or group rehabilitative training to patients in strict compliance with established policies, protocols, procedural guidelines, and relevant regulations and standards
* REHABILITATION - Provide rehabilitation opportunities through facilitation of integrated rehabilitation and recreation services
* ASSESSMENT - Monitor patients and assess progress reporting back to rehabilitation team
* TREATMENT PLAN - Participate in and provide advice in clinical treatment planning and review
* EQUIP & TRANSPORT - Maintain equipment and facilities used in therapeutic activities as appropriate; transport patients to and from various facilities and sites as appropriate
* DOCUMENTATION - Maintain patient charts and process/manage related records and clinical documents; schedule appointments and provide clerical support to program as appropriate
* SAFETY - Practice safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods
* CONSULTATION - Provide expertise and consultation from a mental health consumer perspective to the entire team concerning client's experiences on symptoms of mental illness, the effects and side-effects of medications, client's responses to and opinions of treatment, and client's experiences of recovery
* MENTOR - Serve as a mentor to clients to promote hope and empowerment
* 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
* COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES - Provide side by side support, coaching and encouragement to help clients to socialize by going with a client to community activities
* JOB DEVELOPMENT - Provide job development to clients that includes coaching and support in seeking and maintaining employment
* JOB DEVELOPMENT - Approach potential employers to identify potential positions meeting the needs and goals for clients
* ASSESSMENT - Perform assessment on individuals with disabilities to identify their employment and recovery goals, their available employability strengths and barriers to obtaining their goals and assist with identifying competitive employment in the community
* CUSTOMER RELATIONS - Establish and maintain good rapport and effective working relationships with patients, visitors, physicians and Hospitals employees
* DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
* JOB DEVELOPMENT - Provide job development to clients that includes coaching and support in seeking and maintaining employment
* SKILLS - Screen client skills and match with potential employers to identify potential positions in the community
* 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"


Related Education and Experience may be substituted for one another on a year for year basis.

* High School or GED Equivalent

Prior experience working with individuals who are dually diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness as well as a substance abuse disorder 3 years directly related experience

Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo

* CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days
* Valid New Mexico Driver's License
* UNM Vehicle Operator's Permit w/in 60 days

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:
* Minor Hazard - physical risks, dirt, dust, fumes, noise
* Subject to random alcohol and substance testing

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