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Beth Israel Lahey Health Milieu Group Leader - Wyman II (Geri-psych) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Job Type:

Per Diem

Scheduled Hours:


Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Milieu Group Leader - Wyman II (Geri-psych)

Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities

OUTCOME: Provide direct patient care through group and individual counseling in accordance with current treatment plan. Establishes relationships with patients that are helpful and maintains professional boundaries.

  1. Plans, organizes, and implements programs of psycho-social, physical & recreational activities designed to meet the needs of Wyman-2 as directed by OT Supervisor.

  2. Works closely with patients, and department staff to ensure a positive group & milieu experience. Coordinates and implements various aspects of milieu environment to provide a therapeutic experience for patients.

  3. Facilitate group programs in a timely and efficient manner.

  4. Communicates information regarding patient milieu/therapeutic environment to appropriate staff in a timely manner.

  5. Provides therapeutic group treatments that include (but are not limited to) the following modalities: group discussion; task activity; relaxation; therapeutic exercise and educational worksheets.

  6. Assists with facilitation of fresh air access.

  7. Invites, encourages and assists patients participation with various activities.

  8. Helps to maintain activity & OT department supplies and equipment.

  9. Assist with planning special events.

  10. Provides accurate documentation for each resident in accordance with individual plan, as directed by Occupational therapy supervisor.

  11. Performs regular safety checks and communicates findings with Supervisor.

Required Qualifications

  1. Verbal, quantitative, and interpersonal skills normally acquired through completion of a high school diploma in order to participate in the evaluation of patient's physical and emotional needs. Associates degree preferred.

  2. Patient care experience required, preferably in a psychiatric setting. Internship or previous experience in dealing with psychiatric patients desirable.

  3. Good oral communication skills to ensure the accurate transfer of information, and strong interpersonal skills to facilitate courteous interaction with patients, visitors, and other hospital staff members.


  1. Normal hospital environment.

  2. The risks for exposure to infectious diseases and hazardous waste can be minimized by adherence to established safety procedures.

  3. Exposure to infectious diseases, chemicals, and other toxic agents.

  4. Ability to walk and stand for up to 90% of work time, to push and pull heavy weights (including patients), and to lift 50 lbs.

  5. Fine motor control for limited periods of time to perform patient treatments.

  6. Upper extremity demands include ability to perform data entry with repetitive hand movement, and visual concentration at video display terminal, to review and enter data

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

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