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Posted: 03/07/2024

Company: MetroHealth
Position: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALIST - Nursing Adolescent 1B
Location: Cleveland Heights Health Center
Biweekly Hours: 72.00
Shift: 3 12-hour shifts weekly. Shifts start by 8:30a and end by 9pm. Rotating weekends and holidays

The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it. Founded in 1837, Cuyahoga County's safety-net health system operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers.


Under the direction of the Nurse Manager or assigned Registered Nurse, provides various patient care duties for the behavioral health patient including: collecting behavioral data, observation and interactions, maintaining patient records, and collaborating with the treatment team regarding treatment planning and implementation. Communicates with the patient's families or guardians as directed. Continuously monitors the patient's behavior while building positive relationships


Possesses one of the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology or related field.

  • Associate Degree in Psychology or related field and 2 years of mental health of experience or related healthcare experience.

  • High school diploma or equivalent and 5 years of mental health experience or related healthcare experience that includes facilitating group activities.

  • Good interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge of group facilitation methods, psychiatric diagnostic methods, and treatment terminology.

  • Training in Welle or obtains within 90 days of hire.

  • Possess a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) or obtains within 90 days of hire.

  • Ability to work in a team environment while demonstrating good judgment, flexibility, initiative, and effective problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, which includes the indigent, incarcerated, and homeless.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.

  • Experience facilitating activity sessions and performing documentation of patient participation.

  • Familiarity with computers Previous experience working with the psychiatric patient or developmentally delayed.

  • Bilingual in Spanish

Physical Demands:

  • May sit, stand, stoop, bend, and ambulate intermittently during the day.

  • May need to sit or stand for extended periods.

  • Requires some exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids, and other hazardous waste.

  • Requires some exposure to chemicals.

  • Ability to communicate verbally and writing (utilizing PC)

  • Exposure to psychotic patients who may exhibit violent/aggressive behavior.