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Employment at the BHC

If the field of Behavioral Health is your desire, you will not be disappointed in being a member of the BHC team!
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and will be kept on file for ninety (90) days from the date of receipt for consideration in filling all applicable vacancies.
Excellent wage and fringe benefits offered.

Current Employment Openings:

Mobile Psychiatric Nurse

– This is a part-time/casual position working 18.75 hours per week with “flexible” hours.

OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF JOB
This position is responsible to assist individuals with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) who are residing in a community setting who have experienced difficulties in managing their psychiatric medications as prescribed. This position will provide mobile nursing services to these individuals as indicated and assist them in the managing of their prescribed dosing, educating them as to their mental health symptomology, medication side effects, and monitor their compliance of their prescribed dosing. It is expected that as consumers gain skills and knowledge related to their medication needs, their symptoms will stabilize, their risk of hospitalization will decrease, and they will be better able to adhere to their outpatient service needs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF JOB
1. Receive and process opening of referrals as received by the Case Management Coordinator or Lead Program Nurse as assigned.

2. Completion of initial paperwork requirements including the service intensity matrix on all assigned referrals.

3. Develop and implement a mobile medication plan for each consumer as it relates to their psychiatric medication needs identifying their measurable goals and objectives as well as the consumer’s and RN/LPN role in the plan.

4. Position will administer/monitor medication compliance through scheduled face to face, collateral, and phone contact with consumers as well as consumer’s treatment team including psychiatrist, primary care physician, specialists, pharmacist, case manager, peer specialist, etc.

5. Position will be responsible to take vital signs on consumers including blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and record in the consumer’s chart.

6. Position will monitor consumer’s symptoms, medication side effects, and co-occurring physical health concerns as it relates to their care and coordinate needed intervention with the treatment team.

7. Completes timely and accurate reporting and record keeping related to service delivery as required by programmatic requirements including creating, updating, and maintaining client files and inputting data/service entries into the Susquehanna or other appropriate IT systems.

8. Will work cooperatively with all public and private agencies including mental health providers, drug and alcohol providers, state institutions and agencies, residential programs, educational providers, community resources, and natural supports.

9. Will encounter confidential information, is responsible for adhering to all agency confidentiality policies, and must maintain strict consumer confidentiality as defined by state and federal law.

10. Will develop outcome based data related to individuals that participate in the program related to hospital admission rates, treatment compliance/completion, and other areas as requested by Case Management Coordinator or Lead Program Nurse.

11. Position is responsible to meet department productivity standards as it relates to direct service unit expectations.

OTHER DUTIES OF THE JOB
1. Participates in departmental functions to support organizational philosophies and mission.

2. Participates in Quality Assurance activities as required to ensure program compliance with State/Federal regulations and to promote and enhance the quality of program service delivery.

3. Will attend and complete mandated trainings and those trainings assigned by their immediate supervisor related to job responsibilities and functions.

4. Performs other job-related duties and support services as required and assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING/WORK EXPERIENCE

  • RN or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • A minimum of one year prior experience providing psychiatric nursing service in a community, residential, inpatient, or outpatient setting.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and/or access to reliable transportation.
  • Will be required to obtain necessary clearances, i.e.; PA Child Abuse
  • PA Criminal Record and Federal FBI clearance.
  • Excellent wage and fringe benefits offered.
  • Interested candidates may download the BHC application from our website.

Or you may pick up or call for an application by contacting the Mercer County BHC office at 724-662-1550.

Applications must be received at this office by 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2019.

Send application to: ATTN: Karen Myers, Personnel
Mercer County Behavioral Health Commission, Inc.
8406 Sharon-Mercer Road
Mercer, PA 16137

Email application to: karen.myers@mercercountybhc.org
Fax application to: 724-893-1067
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

When applying please download and complete the BHC Employment Application packet.
View and print Adobe pdf file: BHC Employment Packet

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Crisis Intervention Supervisor

Full-time

OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF JOB

This position is responsible for providing direct supervision, clinical program oversight, and program coordination to the Crisis Intervention program operated by the MCBHC. Position is responsible for ensuring programmatic compliance with OMHSAS licensing regulations. Position is responsible for ensuring quality service delivery and management of the on-call and shift schedules of crisis workers. Position will monitor and review Crisis Intervention service delivery including referrals and dispositional decisions and actions. Position will ensure timely and seamless access to Crisis Intervention services and will be responsible for ensuring the citizens of Crawford County are knowledgeable of the Crisis Intervention program. Position will ensure that Crisis Intervention services are well coordinated both internally with other existing Crawford County service programs and externally with key stakeholders and agency partners in the delivery of crisis and protective services. Such partners would include local law enforcement agencies and public school systems.

This position is responsible for the direct supervision and management of the MCBHC Crisis Intervention program operating out of Crawford County.

This position must also be knowledgeable of the MH Procedures Act and involuntary commitment criteria and processes.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF JOB

Position will possess basic and advanced training in Crisis Intervention techniques, strategies, and best clinical practices to provide quality and effective clinical supervision and oversight to the Crisis Intervention program.

Position will be responsible for direct supervision of MCBHC Crawford County Crisis Workers and direct program oversight of the Crisis Intervention program.

Position will be knowledge of all applicable State and Federal program regulations and requirements.

Position will ensure program compliance of the Crisis Intervention program to all OMHSAS licensing requirements.

Position will coordinate and monitor training needs of MCBHC Crawford County Crisis Workers including accessing external trainings and conducting internal trainings as appropriate.

Position will be responsible for the management of the Crisis Intervention staff work schedules including the On-Call Calendar/Schedule.

Position will assist in the creation and will be responsible for the maintenance of various policies and procedures within the Crisis Intervention program, as well as, participate in other infrastructure development activities within the MCBHC as assigned.

Position will be knowledgeable of the Crawford County Human Service system including provider networks, available services and resources, and referral procedures.

Position will be knowledgeable of funding resources and billing procedures within the organization and provider network.

Position will participate in regular MCBHC Supervisor meetings as assigned.

Position will develop and maintain knowledge of the MH Procedures Act.

Position will be knowledgeable of involuntary commitment criteria and processes established in Crawford County related to involuntary commitments.

Position will work cooperatively with various external agencies and organizations including local law enforcement, Emergency Care centers, criminal justice system representatives, Child Welfare and Area Agency on Aging protective service staff, local school districts, local service and treatment providers, and state/federal agencies.

Position will complete initial and ongoing in-services and presentations to key local stakeholders such as local law enforcement and schools regarding the Crisis Intervention service and model.

Will be responsible to assure timely and accurate reporting of statistical monthly, quarterly, and annual Crisis Intervention/Emergency Intake reports as assigned or requested by Crawford County.

Position is responsible to report and communicate any unusual issues or incidents to the MCBHC Chief Clinical Coordinator, as well as, OMHSAS or assigned MCO.

Position is responsible for the orientation and training of Crisis Intervention/Emergency staff.

Position will participate in the Crisis on-call system as approved by the Chief Clinical Coordinator.

Position will facilitate, and participate in, regular staff coordination meetings, including clinical case review meetings as appropriate.

Position will conduct educational forums and presentations and coordinate community-based program outreach, including public speaking as appropriate and needed.

Position will participate in the hiring/interview process of new employees, will conduct and complete employee performance appraisals, and will monitor employee compliance to the MCBHC Human Resource Manual and Employee Code of Conduct utilizing staff discipline procedures and policies when appropriate and necessary.

Position will work collaboratively with the Crawford County MH system and will be responsive to Crisis needs presented through that system.

Position will participate in various planning and specialized work groups within Crawford County, such as Suicide Prevention, as requested by Crawford County.

Position will be knowledge of the CIT training format for local law enforcement and will facilitate such trainings in Crawford County as determined needed and approved.

OTHER DUTIES OF THE JOB

This position encounters confidential information regarding consumers and must maintain strict confidentiality as defined by state and federal regulations and agency policy.

Position will require participation and active involvement in departmental functions to support organizational philosophies and mission.

Position will participate in Quality Assurance activities as required to ensure program compliance and quality of service delivery including the development, implementation, and monitoring of annual program outcome goals and objectives.

Performs other job-related duties and support services as required and assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Position is responsible to the Chief Clinical Coordinator and will receive individual supervision related to daily work duties and supervisory functions on an ongoing basis as required. Position will also attend regular supervisory meetings.

SUPERVISION GIVEN

Position will provide individual supervision to Crisis Intervention case managers on a regular basis with formal supervision meetings occurring at least weekly. Position will maintain a supervisory log of these meetings that includes a summary of cases reviewed. Position will provide group supervision and facilitate clinical case reviews at least quarterly.

WORKING CONDITIONS

 Work indoors in limited workspace with adequate lighting, temperature, and ventilation.

Works with average indoor exposure to noise, stress, and disruptions.

 Normal indoor exposure to dust/dirt.

 Works in conditions of potential outbursts or disruptive behavior of clients.

Travels regularly within Crawford County for activities related to service delivery and local coordination/planning meetings.

Travels occasionally outside of Crawford County for regional and statewide coordination/planning meetings and related trainings/conferences with possible overnight stay.

Travels semi-regularly to the MCBHC Main Office in Mercer PA for meetings, interviews, trainings, etc.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CONDITIONS

Must possess ability to record, convey and present information, explain procedures and follow instructions.

Must be able to sit for long periods throughout the workday, with intermittent periods of standing, walking, bending, twisting, reaching and driving as necessary to carry out essential job duties.

Dexterity requirements range from simple to coordinated movements of fingers/hands; feet/legs; torso as necessary to carry out duties of job.

Must be able to lift and/or carry items such as, laptop in case, personal briefcase, work related supplies and miscellaneous objects with a maximum weight of thirty (30) pounds.

Must apply safe lifting and carrying practices. If an item weighs more than maximum weight limit, employee must make more than one trip to carry all necessary items to their vehicle and/or to or from designated worksites.

Occasional exerting and/or lifting of up to 50 pounds may be required for the maneuvering of equipment or supplies to and from designated worksites.

 Must be able to cope with the physical and mental stress of the position.

Must be able to physically and mentally react quickly in the event of a disturbance or physical outbreak.

Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work.

Must be able to mentally react quickly to consumers’ needs and/or requests as necessary as it applies to your position.

QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING/WORK EXPERIENCE

Position must meet the minimal qualifications of a Mental Health Professional as defined by OMHSAS licensing standards.

A master’s degree in social work, psychology, rehabilitation, activity therapies, counseling, education, or related fields with 3 years’ mental health direct care experience or a bachelor’s degree in a behavioral health or other human service related field with 5 years direct mental health experience.

 Must possess a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.

Must possess necessary clearances, i.e.; PA Criminal Record, PA Child Abuse and Federal FBI.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Must be able to speak and understand the English language in an understandable manner in order to carry out essential job duties.

Must possess effective communication and interpersonal skills.

 Must possess initiative and problem solving skills.

Must possess ability to function independently, have flexibility and the ability to work effectively with clients, co-workers and others.

Must possess ability to maintain confidentiality in regard to consumer information and records.

Must possess the technical knowledge of operating personal computers and other office equipment.

 Must possess a valid driver’s license and a willingness to travel as needed.

Must possess thorough knowledge of social casework principles and methods.

Must possess knowledge of social, economic and health problems and resources for assisting consumers in these areas.

Must possess ability to plan and organize work and prepare adequate records and reports.

Must possess ability to understand and interpret laws and regulations in regard to MH programs and services.

Must possess ability to practice organizational and stress management skills and to practice use of good judgment in assessing needs and services of consumers.

Excellent wage and fringe benefits offered.

Interested candidates may download the BHC application from our website.

View and print Adobe pdf file: BHC Employment Packet

Or you may pick up or call for an application by contacting the Mercer County BHC office at 724-662-1550.

Applications must be received at this office by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday,

February 6, 2019.

Send application to: ATTN: Karen Myers, HR

Mercer County Behavioral Health Commission, Inc.

8406 Sharon-Mercer Road

Mercer, PA 16137

Email application to: karen.myers@mcbhc.org

Fax application to: 724-893-1067

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer