University of Utah Health Care

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Certified Peer Specialist PRN *Future Opportunities*

Certified Peer Specialist PRN *Future Opportunities*

Requisition Number 
24889
Reg/Temp 
Regular
Employment Type 
PRN
Shift 
Variable
Work Schedule 
Variable
Location Name 
525 Plaza
Patient Care? 
Yes
City 
Salt Lake City
State 
UT
Department 
UNI ENT 93F CRISIS LINE & TEAM
Category 
Behavioral Health

More information about this job

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

 

*University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics is accepting applications for future opportunities as a PRN Certified Peer Specialist* 

 

This position is working as a mental health peer specialist on the UNI WarmLine and/or Mobile outreach team.  The UNI WarmLine provides phone support to callers needing emotional support and a caring response from someone who understands their challenges. The UNI mobile outreach team peer specialist works with a licensed clinician on one of the UNI Mobile Crisis Outreach Teams.  This position includes going into the community to help provide crisis intervention, stabilization, and triage.  Peer specialists are an integral part of the crisis service treatment teams and assist the licensed clinician and work closely with individuals in crisis to support their recovery and provide peer mentoring.   

 

Candidates must either be certified or meet the qualifications to become certified as a peer specialist by the Utah State Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health.  Please review these qualifications by visiting the state division of substance abuse and mental health website for certified peer specialist information at:http://hsemployee.utah.gov/dsamh/cps/     

 

Under the supervision of a licensed social worker this position assists other individuals with chemical dependency or mental disorders.

Responsibilities

  • Responds to provide outreach services to patients.
  • Provides crisis intervention services to patients experiencing distress.
  • May make referrals to appropriate community resources.
  • Follows up with patients and provides support as appropriate.
  • May facilitate peer support groups to encourage progress towards recovery goals.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job outlined above.
  • Strong organizational and follow through skills.
  • A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.
  • Demonstrated human relations and effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and problem solve.
  • Must possess knowledge of community resources, discharge planning, and crisis counseling.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status.
  • Good interpersonal skills to acquire the trust of patients and respond appropriately in a crisis situation.
  • Knowledge of HIPPA and ability to adhere to the requirements.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalency.
  • Some assignments may require a current Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card.

Licenses Required

  • Certified Peer Specialist

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • Two to four years experience in field or related area.
  • Bi-lingual skills.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate work that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects while providing patient care to those with psychiatric conditions.

Physical Requirements

Far Vision, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking