Milieu Therapist - Part Time

at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chica in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. As the largest pediatric provider in the region with a 140-year legacy of excellence, kids and their families are at the center of all we do. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is ranked in all 10 specialties by the U.S. News & World Report.

LocationAnn & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Under the direction of the Charge Nurse, Clinical Managers/Manager of Clinical Services or Unit Director, functions as a leader of milieu activities and supporter of clinical operations within the treatment team. Knowledgeable and competent in identifying and intervening in patient crises. Provides consistent reports of patient progress to parent(s)/guardian and treatment team. Understands and integrates into the delivery of patient care the needs of pediatric and adolescent patients in regard to their growth and development process. The position actively supports the Hospital's and the Department's quality goals and service excellence principles.

Job Description
Essential Job Functions:
Provides direct patient care in a therapeutic environment focusing on areas of behavior modification, improved social skills, more effective coping skills, etc. Completes duties assigned by charge nurse ,clinical managers and/or manager of clinical services
Leads and co-leads milieu activities per program. Actively sets and communicates age/developmentally appropriate individual goals, expectations and behavior limits within the parameters of the program.
Implements plans of care and individual behavior programs initiated by team.
Assists in group therapy, recreational therapy, classroom and other activities as assigned. Maintains safety in the milieu, utilizing prevention and de-escalation CPI techniques.
Independently performs unit specific procedures, protocols and precautions. Intervenes in anticipated emergency situations and knows emergency protocols. Communicates changes in health or behavior to appropriate staff (nurse, primary therapist, physician, etc.) Documents patient status and progress in patient's medical record as per program guidelines
Supports clinical operations and decisions related to treatment plans Responds to environmental concerns (maintenance/cleanliness) of the area. Participates in staff meetings as scheduled Consistently adheres to scheduling requirements.
Attends and participates in inservices, professional presentations, conferences, etc. Maintains MYRs.
Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Bachelor's degree required in psychology, nursing, social services or other related fields. Minimum of one year of direct experience in a mental health setting, paid or unpaid, preferred.
Must have strong knowledge of basic child care and development, mental disorders affecting children, signs of physical abuse/neglect, appropriate adult conduct towards normal and disturbed children, etc.
Special physical requirements: sits and stands throughout the day. Physical management of patients in crisis situation may be necessary.

EducationBachelor's Degree (Required)

Benefit Statement

For full time and part time employees who work 20 or more hours per week we offer a generous benefits package that includes:
Medical, dental and vision insurance
Employer paid group term life and disability
Employer contribution toward Health Savings Account
Flexible Spending Accounts
Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Holidays and Paid Parental Leave
403(b) with a 5% employer match

Various voluntary benefits:

Supplemental Life, AD&D and Disability

Critical Illness, Accident and Hospital Indemnity coverage

Tuition assistance

Student loan servicing and support

Adoption benefits

Backup Childcare and Eldercare

Employee Assistance Program, and other specialized behavioral health services and resources for employees and family members

Discount on services at Lurie Children's facilities

Discount purchasing program

Lurie Children's and its affiliatesare equal employment opportunity employers. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, order of protection status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Posting: 10904356

Posted On: May 06, 2023

Updated On: Jun 05, 2023

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