Eric Grant

Freelance Creative Writer & Fiction Writer

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Location:Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/ericgrant
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I have worked extensively in a health care setting as a mental health counselor at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. My job is direct patient care in the adult acute care unit, as well as the child/adolescent unit of mental health services. My duties included milieu management, crisis deescalation, education and support, office duties including inbound and outbound calls and general paperwork associated with a hospital setting including legal charting. Prior to Abbott Northwestern Hospital I worked with Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse Wisconsin as a telephone operator. My job there was to take inbound phone calls providing information and referral as well as crisis counseling, and legal charting. I also worked on our information and referral database gathering information on programs that would be of use in the social service field to better service those who call looking for referrals.
Experience
Behavioral Health Associate, abbott northwestern hospital Minneapolis, mn— 2005-current
Milieu Management
Crisis de-escalation
Support and education on mental illness, legal issues surrounding mental illness, and close work with Registered Nurses to educate on medication and medication compliance
Office duties
Inbound and outbound calls
legal charting and flowsheet documentation
chart collation
Active member of the Restraint Advisory Committee
Knowledge of the uses of behavior management and physical restraints
Work with individuals from ages 4 through the geriatric population
Work with diagnoses ranging from mood disorders and personality disorders to substance abuse
Telephone counselor, Gunderson Lutheran hospital, great rivers 211, Lacrosse wi — 2003-2005
Information and referral for programs such as WIC and a variety of support groups and mental health clinics
Crisis counseling including after hours support for employee assistance program
Office duties including input and maintenance to our extensive database
Support and education on the programs that we used as referrals
Work with a large and diverse population from all over wisconsin
Psychiatric technician, flagstaff az — 1999-2003
Milieu Management
Crisis de-escalation
Support and education on mental illness, legal issues surrounding mental illness, and close work with Registered Nurses to educate on medication and medication compliance
Office duties
Inbound and outbound calls
legal charting and flowsheet documentation
chart collation
Knowledge of the uses of behavior management and physical restraints

Education

Normandale Community College, Bloomington MN - Working towards AFA in creative writing while applying to Hamline University’s MFA creative writing program in St Paul MN
Luther College, Decorah IA — Major in psychology with a minor in philosophy and a focus on music, graduated in 2003
objective

To advance my career by entering the field of writing, editing, and publishing. I have experience workshopping short stories and academic writing in small groups as well as one on one tutoring. My goal is to become an educator on the college level, teaching creative writing, and doing personal writing for the sake of publication. I hope in the future to become an editor for a literary magazine or for a publishing company.

References
Available upon request.
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing
Fiction Writing