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Fuller Hospital is an 102-bed licensed, private psychiatric facility located in South Attleboro, Mass. Inpatient units are designed to treat adults with general psychiatric or intellectual disabilities, as well as adolescents with general psychiatric issues. Patients with co-occurring psychiatric and substance abuse disorders can be treated on most units. There are also partial hospitalization programs (PHP) for patients with psychiatric and co-occurring psychiatric and substance abuse disorders.The Mental Health Specialist is a member of the nursing staff who functions under the direct supervision of an RN in providing direct patient care and in maintaining a safe and therapeutic milieu so that the hospital can fulfill its primary mission of providing quality health care within the community.
A High School Diploma or equivalent. Baccalaureate degree in psychology or related field or human behavior or equivalent is desirable.
Prefer at least 1year experience in human services field.
Ability to communicate clearly through spoken words and in writing.
Must possess knowledge and skills necessary to interact compassionately and appropriately with families of the mentally ill.
The mental health specialist must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his/her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status, interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's/area's/department's policies and procedures.
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