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Medical Counselor

Company: CentraState Healthcare System
Location: Freehold
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

If you're looking to begin, transition, or further your career in the rewarding specialty of behavioral Health, this humanistic, highly patient-centered unit is for you. This acute, general behavioral health unit has nineteen blended beds, including twelve for voluntary patients and seven for involuntary patients. The Behavioral Health Unit team cares for adults 18 years and older who are experiencing acute illnesses, including and not limited to schizophrenia and psychotic spectrum disorders, depressive disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and trauma and stressor related disorders. Patients with co-occurring spectrum and addictive disorders are also treated in the unit. Experience becoming part of a cohesive, experienced, evidence-based MAGNET nursing team in this dynamic and rewarding multidisciplinary care environment.
Complex discharge planning assistance, supportive counseling and advocacy services of assigned patients. Participates in the development of an outcome oriented patient plan of care and in monitoring the efficiency and effectiveness of service through the Performance Improvement Program.
Affirms the patient's right to make decisions regarding his/her medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law.
Demonstrates knowledge of growth, development and/or adult health throughout the life span as appropriate to the job performed.
All assessments shall include treatment recommendations in consideration of factors including, psycho-social, physical, psychological, emotional, vocational, financial, spiritual, and cultural.
Coordinates treatment planning with other members of the multidisciplinary treatment team, including the Physician, Nurses, Clinical Social Worker and the Discharge Planner.
Collaborates with the Clinical Director to establish short term and long term goals for the department.
Evaluates patient progress, goal attainment and need for further services following discharge, accesses available resources to support the continuum of care in conjunction with other health care providers and the patient.
Provides assistance to the Discharge Planner as needed in coordinating referrals to ongoing treatment services.
Recommends appropriate method or methods of therapy including individual, couple, family or group.
Effectively leads therapy groups within the framework of the Wellness and Recovery philosophy.
Utilizes appropriate community such as Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Ala-teen, alcohol rehabilitation facilities or any health or welfare agency that would benefit the patient/family in their recovery process.
Provides patients with necessary alcoholism and drug information utilizing books, pamphlets and other reading materials.
Maintains knowledge of and professional relationship with agencies providing community and mental health services.
Attends at least 50% of staff meetings.
Bachelor's degree in Psychology required
Minimum of 3 years related experience, with one year in an inpatient or residential setting working with individuals experiencing co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders required
Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team
CentraState Healthcare System, a partner of Atlantic Health System, is a fully accredited, not-for-profit, community-based health system that provides comprehensive health services in the central New Jersey region. In addition to offering a full range of leading-edge diagnostic and treatment options, CentraState serves as a valuable health partner focused on the latest ways to prevent disease, promote healthy behaviors, and help people of all ages live life well. Based in Freehold, CentraState is comprised of a 284-bed acute-care hospital, a vibrant health and wellness campus, three award-winning senior living communities, a charitable foundation, and convenient satellite health pavilions offering primary care and specialty physician practices, along with access to outpatient services, such as lab and physical therapy. The system also offers a family medicine residency and geriatric fellowship training program in affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Among its many honors and accreditations, CentraState is one of less than two percent of hospitals nationwide to earn Magnet - designation for nursing excellence four times and was designated a Great Place to Work-Certified--- Company by Great Place to Work - for the second consecutive year.
When you bring your talent to CentraState, you are joining a trailblazing healthcare facility, committed to providing high-quality, patient-focused care. Join us in making incredible strides in health care, and making a difference in our community. 403(b) retirement plan with company match
401(a) retirement plan with employer contribution
Tuition Reimbursement Program
Growth Opportunity and Workforce Development Initiatives
Continuing Education / Onsite Training
Magnet recognized healthcare facility

Keywords: CentraState Healthcare System, Lakewood , Medical Counselor, Healthcare , Freehold, New Jersey

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