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Therapeutic Safety Counselor - Psychiatric - Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Centers
Presence Health | Chicago, Illinois
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Job Description

Requisition ID: 16604

Location: Presence St Mary Chicago

Location Address:
2233 West Division Street, Chicago, IL  60622 United States (US)


Daily Hours: 4
Standard Hours: 20
Employment Status: Part-time 
Employment Type: Regular 
Shift: Rotating



The Therapeutic Safety Counselor assists in providing holistic patient care to psychiatric patients under the direction of the R.N. Contributes to the accomplishment of improved customer satisfaction; patients, physicians, employee, quality of care and cost effectiveness. Participates in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for patients in the Department of Psychiatry, Behavioral Health Unit.



  1. Assesses and intervenes to maintain a therapeutic milieu. Monitors patient condition and response to treatment and report changes to Registered Nurse/Doctor to assure optimal patient outcomes. Provides psychiatric interventions based on assessed needs for patients with behavior related psychotic states, major depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse, anxiety and dementia.
  2. Participates in the development and implementation of therapeutic groups based on assessed needs of patient population.
  3. Provides basic patient care and treatments that do not require licensure or advance training such as: basic Activities of Daily Living, ambulation per orders, assistance with complex care, vital signs and patient monitoring. Performs technical procedures as needed and required by the team or patients assignment.
  4. Monitors patients with special precautions. I.E. fall precautions, elopement, suicide precautions, seizure and other types of monitoring. Performs patient rounds to assess status of patients and overall safety of the unit.
  5. Documents patient progress toward goal attainment and patient care interventions following guidelines within established time frames to assure completeness of the medical record.
  6. Provides and promotes family and patient education related to identified needs.
  7. Anticipate risk to the organization and/or individual, and initiates action to prevent, correct or minimize the risk.
  8. Collaborates with co-workers by sharing relevant information, assisting without being asked, supporting team decisions and participating in the work life of the department.
  9. Participates in performance improvement activities including problem identification, data collection, solution selection, implementation and evaluation.
  10. Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Responds immediately to code gray patient situations and safely applies restraints for psychiatric immobilization. Maintains patient safety by monitoring for environmental hazards and contraband.  Maintains knowledge base to provide quality patient care in the specified clinical area. Achieves expectations for continuing education/development within established time frames.


This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions.  Other duties may be assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Education and/or Experience                                                              

Bachelor's degree in psychology/counseling, social work, or other related area required.


Minimum one year of inpatient psychiatric experience preferred.


Computer Skills                                                          

Proficient in Microsoft Office software (Word and Excel).


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Basic Life Support (BLS) and Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certification required (per unit specific).




Business Unit: Presence St Mary Hosp SMEMC


EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability

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