Mental Health Worker - #242453

Lifespan


Date: 05/04/2021 19:00 PM

City: Providence, Rhode Island

Contract type: Part Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Summary:

The Mental Health Worker functions under the direction of the Professional Nurse and is responsible to the Clinical Manager. This position provides direct care and maintains a safe and therapeutic milieu for a select group of patients on the Psychiatric Unit. Provides services to the adult population


Responsibilities:

Actively participates in the treatment planning process by completing selected areas on the assessment form and collaborating with the Professional Nurse to develop the initial problem list and treatment plan

Communicates individual treatment plans with other members of the multidisciplinary team

Implements the treatment plan in accordance with unit policies and procedures and demonstrates the ability to set consistent and supportive therapeutic limits within unit and department standards

Reviews treatment plans and problem lists on a daily basis

Assist in the evaluation of care by providing input at team meetings

Documents significant patient/family interactions on flowsheet in a timely manner

Observe patients in activities of daily living in accordance with the treatment plan (personal hygiene ambulation shaving etc.)

Establishes therapeutic relationships with patients and encourages their participation in recreational and other therapeutic activities

Consistently models appropriate and therapeutic interpersonal staff/patient interactions to other patients/families

Conduct patient rounds to observe and record patients behavior and reports any unusual behavior to nursing staff

Initiates formal/informal supervision and incorporates feedback for improvement in job performance

Organizes and participates in recreational activities. Demonstrates analytical skills and an understanding of psychiatric illnesses and organizes recreational activities to meet psycho-social and intellectual need of patients

Responsible for maintaining cleanliness of the group room and reporting any safety hazards to supervisor

Demonstrates interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with patient/families as well as other members of the healthcare team

Manages aggressive/destructive behavior by providing timely therapeutic interventions. Assists in placing patients in seclusion and/or restraints according to policy and procedures

Assists in patient and room searches

Escorts patients to other departments in the hospital

Maintains patient confidentiality and respects patient right to privacy


Other information:BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

Associate Degree required. Baccalaureate Degree in a Human Service or related field preferred. Other education and experience considered and may be substituted for educational requirements at the discretion of the Hiring Manager. Must demonstrate aptitude and willingness to learn role related skills



Current BLS certification

Current RIH Crisis Management certification or current enrollment

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process


EXPERIENCE:

Preferred


WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

General hospital environment with occasional stressful conditions associated with patient care


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None



Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor


Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA: RI: Providence


Work Type: Part Time


Shift: Shift 1


Union: UNAP

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