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Psychiatric Treatment Coordinator - Safety Team Assisted Response - State Hospital North

***This position will remain open until filled. To ensure you are considered, we encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.

State Hospital North in Orofino currently has openings for a Psychiatric Treatment Coordinator-Safety Team Assisted Response (STAR Team), which is part of the clinical team. The STAR Team is a specialized Behavioral Response team designed specifically for de-escalation of patient behavior to ensure hospital wide safety. If you enjoy building relationships with individuals to help them de-escalate when they are upset, this is the position for you. The STAR Team’s primary focus is to assist hospital wide interactions with patients and to assist other department interventions. STAR Team members take the lead in Non-Violent Crisis Interventions and are expected to be highly proficient at providing supportive patient contact, directives, both non-restrictive and restrictive interventions, and reestablishing therapeutic rapport following each of these intervention levels. Interactions require a team approach in de-escalating patients using restrictive intervention and STAR Team members are seen as hospital experts in the use of Crisis Prevention Institute’s Non-Violent Crisis Interventions.

We have the one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (PERSI) that offers a lifetime benefit. 
  • excellent medical, dental and vision insurance-employee only coverage for PPO $65/month for medical and vision & $11.00/month for dental 
  • generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start 
  • 11 paid holidays a year 
  • paid parental leave
  • multiple savings plans, optional 401K, and optional 457
  • basic life insurance for employee and family 
  • employee covered at one times annual salary
  • spouse covered at $10,000
  • child covered at $5,000
  • wellness programs 
  • ongoing training opportunities 
  • an opportunity for student loan forgiveness  
  • and more!
Our generous benefits package increases the total compensation of a full-time (benefits eligible) Psychiatric Treatment Coordinator making $20.82/hour to an estimated $31.31/hour.

If you have previously applied for Psychiatric Treatment Coordinator and wish to be considered for this vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.

The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare is a drug-free workplace. Any applicant offered employment at State Hospital North will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test. In addition, successful candidates will be required to complete a criminal history background investigation. Employment is dependent upon satisfactory results of the investigation. 

Example of Duties
  • A willingness to have daily intensive contact with psychiatric patients.
  • Assess and intervene, using non-restrictive and restrictive interventions, as appropriate, with mentally ill patients. 
  • Model and perform advanced skills in crisis de-escalation.
  • Participate as a treatment team member and coordinate approved treatment with other teams.
  • Assist and/or support unsteady ambulatory adults of varying weights.
  • Take treatment team minutes; send out as directed; participate in patient treatment planning and development in conjunction with the unit leadership team.
  • Role model and teach appropriate job skills to other employees. 
  • Intervene in crisis or potentially harmful situations by using specific early intervention techniques and/or physical holding and restraint skills. 
  • Perform specialized duties depending on unit assignment. 
  • Provide security, risk mitigating training to SHN employees. 
  • Work independently and as part of a team.
  • Assess for potential safety and security threats.
  • Requires contact with patients and staff, plus community members.
  • Provide transport of patients to off site medical consults and other appointments.

Minimum Qualifications
You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to pass the exam for this position. Click on the Questions tab associated with this announcement for the details regarding minimum qualification requirements. The Supplemental Questions on the application are the exam questions. Please make sure your resume or work history supports your answers. Failure to do this may result in not passing the exam and disqualify you from being considered for this position.

  • Good knowledge of therapeutic techniques used to treat mentally ill patients.
  • Good knowledge of common mental illnesses and symptoms.
  • Good knowledge of civil and legal rights of institutionalized persons.
  • Experience implementing treatment plans.
  • Experience leading therapeutic activity groups.