Mount Sinai Careers

Peer Counselor - Psych ER - Full Time/Days

New York, New York
Allied Health


Job Description

Mount Sinai Health System’s multidisciplinary clinical research teams are pioneering innovative new approaches in health care across a variety of fields. Working alongside leading physicians and within internationally acclaimed medical institutes, centers, and laboratories, our scientists continue to shape the future of clinical care and improve outcomes for patients of all ages. 

 

Are you ready to discover the world of limitless possibilities that comes with wearing the badge? Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story of unrivaled patient care!

 

What You’ll Do:

Job Summary:

To perform the following tasks and clinical functions in an efficient and cost-effective manner as assigned in order to respond to treatment needs of patients, psychosocial screening and assessment, discharge planning, linkage to community resources, crisis intervention, timely documentation, utilization management, and advocacy.  To coordinate services in conjunction with the Mobile Crisis Team (MCT) social worker(s) and MCT Supervisor.  Is cognizant of the philosophy, standards, objectives and policies of the Department and the Hospital Center.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

·        Demonstrates the ability to perform clinical/technical/service/administrative tasks           

·        Helps patients to realize therapeutic, occupational, social and medical goals by engaging in pre-assessment visits

·        Perform community and hospital based visits to patients in order to help patients make the transition to outpatient treatment services, or the next level of care

·        Teach and role model the value of every individual’s recovery experience

·        Model effective coping techniques and self-help strategies to patients

·        Serve as a recovery agent by providing and advocating for any effective recovery based service that will aid the patient in daily living

·        Inform patients about community and natural supports and how to use these in the recovery process

·        Assist patients in developing empowerment skills and combating stigma through self-advocacy

·        Participates in team meetings and case conferences and gives feedback regarding patients’ progress

·        Meet with immediate supervisor for one hour per week of individual supervision and raise relevant issues and concerns

·        Timely completion of documentation of clinical activities in the electronic medical record

·        Accompanies patients on appointments and visits in the community to help facilitate patients goals and needs

·         Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients serviced in assigned area

·         Travel to various locations including local communities, inpatient units, outpatient sites and other Acute Care settings.      

 

What You’ll Bring:

Qualifications:

·        High School/GED required

·        Formal training as a Peer Counselor with certification required.

·        Healthcare and/or behavioral healthcare experience required

·        Basic Microsoft Office skills required

·        Demonstrates a professional, courteous, and respectful attitude in dealing with patients, families and significant others

·        Communicates and collaborates in an effective and respectful manner with members of the interdisciplinary team

·        Read write, and understand English.

·        Follow verbal instructions

·        Ability to do Moderate levels of physical activities

 

Do you share our dedication to extraordinary service and have what it takes to wear the badge? Apply now!

 

Who We Are:

Over 35,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.

 

Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

 

The Mount Sinai Health System is committed to the tenets of diversity and workforce that are strengthened by the inclusion of and respect for our differences. We offer our employees a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, a 403(b) retirement plan, and much more.

 

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.
EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

 

Mount Sinai Health System’s multidisciplinary clinical research teams are pioneering innovative new approaches in health care across a variety of fields. Working alongside leading physicians and within internationally acclaimed medical institutes, centers, and laboratories, our scientists continue to shape the future of clinical care and improve outcomes for patients of all ages. 

 

Are you ready to discover the world of limitless possibilities that comes with wearing the badge? Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story of unrivaled patient care!

 

What You’ll Do:

Job Summary:

To perform the following tasks and clinical functions in an efficient and cost-effective manner as assigned in order to respond to treatment needs of patients, psychosocial screening and assessment, discharge planning, linkage to community resources, crisis intervention, timely documentation, utilization management, and advocacy.  To coordinate services in conjunction with the Mobile Crisis Team (MCT) social worker(s) and MCT Supervisor.  Is cognizant of the philosophy, standards, objectives and policies of the Department and the Hospital Center.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

·        Demonstrates the ability to perform clinical/technical/service/administrative tasks           

·        Helps patients to realize therapeutic, occupational, social and medical goals by engaging in pre-assessment visits

·        Perform community and hospital based visits to patients in order to help patients make the transition to outpatient treatment services, or the next level of care

·        Teach and role model the value of every individual’s recovery experience

·        Model effective coping techniques and self-help strategies to patients

·        Serve as a recovery agent by providing and advocating for any effective recovery based service that will aid the patient in daily living

·        Inform patients about community and natural supports and how to use these in the recovery process

·        Assist patients in developing empowerment skills and combating stigma through self-advocacy

·        Participates in team meetings and case conferences and gives feedback regarding patients’ progress

·        Meet with immediate supervisor for one hour per week of individual supervision and raise relevant issues and concerns

·        Timely completion of documentation of clinical activities in the electronic medical record

·        Accompanies patients on appointments and visits in the community to help facilitate patients goals and needs

·         Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients serviced in assigned area

·         Travel to various locations including local communities, inpatient units, outpatient sites and other Acute Care settings.      

 

What You’ll Bring:

Qualifications:

·        High School/GED required

·        Formal training as a Peer Counselor with certification required.

·        Healthcare and/or behavioral healthcare experience required

·        Basic Microsoft Office skills required

·        Demonstrates a professional, courteous, and respectful attitude in dealing with patients, families and significant others

·        Communicates and collaborates in an effective and respectful manner with members of the interdisciplinary team

·        Read write, and understand English.

·        Follow verbal instructions

·        Ability to do Moderate levels of physical activities

 

Do you share our dedication to extraordinary service and have what it takes to wear the badge? Apply now!

 

Who We Are:

Over 35,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.

 

Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

 

The Mount Sinai Health System is committed to the tenets of diversity and workforce that are strengthened by the inclusion of and respect for our differences. We offer our employees a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, a 403(b) retirement plan, and much more.

 

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 
EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans