Mental Health Counselor, Beverly Hospital, 28 hrs/wk, NIGHTS

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Location: Beverly, MA
Job ID: 152526-1A
Date Posted: May 2, 2019

Job Description

Welcome To

Lahey Health Behavioral Services is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job

Assumes responsibility for providing skilled, creative, high quality care to patients under the direction and
supervision of a Registered Nurse. Performs a variety of direct and indirect patient care duties and
responsibilities in collaboration with other nursing staff. Works effectively and collaboratively with the
multi-disciplinary treatment team to enhance the smooth delivery of quality nursing care.

Scheduled Hours

28 hours per week, nights

About Us

The Lahey Model of Care—right care, right time, right place—is exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.

Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.


1. Support the hospital in such a manner that there is a strong and positive commitment to quality patient
2. Serve as a preceptor for new employees and educates staff, as needed.
3. Utilize supervision in a positive and thoughtful manner to enhance professional improvement and
4. Attend clinical meetings that will have an impact on patient care.
5. Maintain solid understanding of hospital policies and protocols, and practices within those policies and
6. Participate in any ongoing quality improvement studies that will have positive patient care outcomes.
7. Maintain understanding of and follow regulatory agencies’ expectations and guidelines (i.e. DMH, DPH,
JCAHO, payors, etc.).
8. Record and report all observed symptoms, reactions, treatments and changes in the patient’s status to
the Registered Nurse.
9. Monitor the patient milieu for safety issues and assist with promoting a positive therapeutic
10. Respond to patient care needs and issues, assist patients with personal hygiene and other activities of
daily living. Collaborate with nurses to assist with any patient nursing needs.
11. Assist in the admitting, discharging and transferring process ensuring that patient safety is addressed,
monitor patient valuables during belongings search and enter proper data into computer.


College degree in psychology or related field preferred with theoretical as well as practical knowledge of
the clinical area.

Exhibits ability to be competent in the following areas:
1) One-to-one interactions with patients
2) De-escalation/Restraint Management

Demonstrates a positive demeanor that allows for respectful and courteous interaction with all external
and internal customers. Works cooperatively and effectively with others with ability to adapt to changes in
the workplace as part of maintaining currency in profession.
Must be fluent in English (verbal and written).