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Maine Medical Center – NICU

Address: 22 Bramhall Street
City: Portland
Zip/Postal Code: 04102
Phone Number(s): 04102

Description: MMC's acute psychiatry area, part of the emergency department (ED), is a 6 bed secure area for the treatment of patients who present to the ED with a chief complaint that is primarily psychiatric in nature. This is staffed 24/7 by a licensed clinical social worker and a registered nurse and often with a psychiatric resident or physician assistant. It can be challenging due to the high acuity, high patient volume, and number of people and systems that impact the time-limited work we do with patients. The appropriate candidate for an internship in the acute psych area is mature, can handle a fast-paced and sometimes pressured environment, has a strong interest in clinical work with individuals with serious mental illness and substance abuse issues, and, ideally, has prior experience in working with the mentally ill and/or in a hospital setting. Students will develop clinical skills in engaging patients, establishing rapport quickly, crisis intervention skills and completing a thorough bio-psychosocial assessment.

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