Mental Health Worker - Adolescent Psychiatry

Posted on Mar 12, 2019 by Ascension

Westport, CT 06889
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

We Are Hiring

Mental Health Worker - Adol Psychiatry Nrsng Unit 001 - Full-Time, Evenings - Westport Campus - Westport, CT

Why Join Ascension?

St. Vincent's Health Services, part of Ascension, operates St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport,CT, and a number of other sites of care. Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1903, St. Vincent's is a mission-driven organization committed to exceptional healthcare for all with special consideration for the poor and underserved.

What You Will Do

As a Mental Health Worker - Adolescent Psychiatry with St. Vincent's Health Services, you will have the opportunity to provide direct behavioral health patient care.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists patients with performing activities of daily living.
  • Provides or assists with providing direct patient care, diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions.
  • Observes and records patient behavior and activities. Reports any changes in condition and suggests modifications to the treatment plan.
  • Establishes a therapeutic relationship with assigned patients
  • Reviews assignment with supervising RN, seeking clarification when unsure of expectations.
  • Maintains open communication with teammates regarding progress on completion of assignment.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to behavioral health patients in a timely and individualized manner.
  • Provides for patient comfort by performing tasks/services that optimize patient satisfaction.
  • Provides for patient safety in a manner that prevents patient injury.
  • Contributes to efficient departmental operations in order to control costs and ensure productivity.
  • Other Duties as assigned

What You Will Need

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Required Credential(s):
    • One or more of the following:
      • Certified BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date.
      • Certified BLS Provider credentialed from the American Red Cross obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date.

Education and Work Experience:

  • High School Diploma OR Equivalent ( Associates Degree PREFERRED)
  • Behavioral Health experience and college courses in Psychology PREFERRED

E-Verify Statement

To comply with federal regulations of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), all employees are required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form (I-9). This law applies to all hires including volunteers and students.

St. Vincent's Health Services participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.

E-Verify (link to E-verify site)

Reference: 668740505

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