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Mental Health Worker (Nursing) (Santa Rosa)

Company: Northern California Behavioral Health System
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER!!!!Sign-on bonus: $1,000 new hire bonus paid in year one of employment.Wage plan: $19.50 - $22.00 per hour starting rates based on a sliding scale for experience and education.Block scheduling: 16 hour shifts available in block-style schedules (also known as bailer-shifts) for Part-time and Full-time employees (standard over-time and double-time wage rules apply to time worked beyond 8 hours in a 24 hour period).Retention plan: Annual retention bonus of $1,000/year, in addition to annual merit increases.Attendance incentive: Up to $1,000/year bonus for consistent work attendance.Tuition Reimbursement: Up to $5,000 per year is available for qualifying employees as they work to further their education.Career ladder: MHWs have access to vast career development and promotional opportunities.POSITION TITLE: Mental Health WorkerREPORTS TO (TITLE): Director of NursingDESCRIPTION OF POSITION:The Mental Health Worker provides direct patient care to all patients with emotional or psychiatric disorders; supports therapeutic milieu; and ensures safety and well-being of patients. Carry out general nursing assistance necessary to treatment of adolescent, adult, or older adult patients as assigned.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:Treatment Planning: Participate in treatment planning: (a) helps identify patients' problems, needs, and strengths; (b) suggests modifications to treatment plan based on observations of patients' behavior; (c) provides input into discharge planning.Patient Care: Participate in implementing patients' treatment plans by: (a) monitoring patients' progress; (b) communicating information regarding patients' behavior to other members of treatment team; c) maintains communication with patient, family members, and referral sources in patients' interest; (d) co-facilitates didactic, educational, and community groups within the context of the adolescent treatment program; (e) encourages and facilitates patients' participation in therapeutic activities; (f) supervises patients to ensure their safety and their involvement in treatment; (g) provide input during shift report.Hall Monitor: An important role in the care of the patient includes the assignment as Hall Monitor. The Hall Monitor is responsible for the safety and security of both staff and patients. The Hall Monitor observes the interaction between patients as well as the interactions between staff and patients that occur in the hallway. The Hall Monitor must report all suspicious activity to the appropriate nurse in charge of the unit as soon as possible and also notify unit staff of potential boundary violations.Patient Attendant: Accompany and transport patients as assigned. Orient new patients to unit, program, and milieu. Assists patients in carrying out activities of daily living, when congruent with the patients' treatment plan and needs, age, and developmental level. Maintains a safe, orderly, and therapeutic physical environment for patients. Participate in maintaining the therapeutic milieu on the unit, enforces the level system or other methods of behavior management.Patient Records: Maintain patient, program, department, and related documentation. Carry out clerical and administrative assignment to support patient care and department and organization operations.Training Activities: Complete orientation and competency assessments as required for position. Participate in activities enhancing professional growth and development.Other Duties: Upholds the Organization's ethics and customer service standards. Performs related duties, as requested.RequirementsEducation/LicensureHigh school, GED, or equivalent required.Current CPR (or obtained within 60 days of hire).NCI (or equivalent as approved by CNO) obtained within 60 days of hire.Knowledge and Experience:High school level reading and writing skills; legible handwritingCurrent NCI equivalent as approved by the Chief Nursing Officer (or obtained within the first 30 days of hire).Familiarity with medical and psychological terminology and human behavior principles preferredBasic knowledge of human growth and development helpfulExperience with therapeutic limit-setting helpful or an understanding of level systems or other behavior management modalities helpfulAbility to maintain professional boundariesSkills and Abilities:Maintains confidentiality of patients at all timesSensitivity to and willingness to interact with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.Skills in teaching or assisting with activities of daily living helpfulAbility to work independently and as part of a teamGood judgment, problem solving and decision-making skillsAbility to work in a fast-paced, expanding environmentPhysical Requirements:Ability to exercise self-control in potentially volatile situations such as being verbally or physically confronted in a threatening or aggressive manner; must be able to work and concentrate amidst distractions such as noise, conversation and foot traffic; ability to handle interruptions often and be able to move from one task to another; must be flexible and not easily frustrated in dealing with differences of opinions.Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, and be able to perceive the attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature, and/or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of the fingertips. Ability to express and exchange ideas via spoken word during activities in which they must convey detail or important spoken instructions to others accurately, sometimes quickly and loudly. Hearing to perceive the nature of sound with no less than 40 db loss @ Hz, 1000 Hz, and 2000 Hz with or without correction; ability to perceive detailed information through oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sound. Perform repetitive motions with wrists, hands, and fingers.Individual must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and to be able to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Work requires a minimum standard of visual acuity with or without correction that will enable people in the role to complete administrative and clerical tasks and visually observe patients on the unit and in therapeutic activities. While worker may possibly be subjected to temperature changes, the worker is generally not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions as the work is predominantly inside.BenefitsMedicalVisionDental401(k)3.5 Weeks Paid Time Off$25,000 Life insurance policy is provided at no charge to the employee

Keywords: Northern California Behavioral Health System, Santa Rosa , Mental Health Worker (Nursing) (Santa Rosa), Healthcare , Santa Rosa, California

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