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Mental Health Aide

Company: CareWell Health
Location: East Orange
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

Job SummaryPerforms selected patient care activities. The Mental Health Aide is a member of multidisciplinary treatment team and provides support for the patient's therapeutic treatment plan.Essential FunctionsAssists assigned patient with activities of daily living. Provides and documents 15 minutes checks as assigned.Provides 1:1 observation in a safe an effective manner.Accurately takes and records vital signs as well as weight and height when needed.Observes patient progress and reports status to staff nurse.Ensures that all assigned patients are wearing an identification band.Helps maintain unit cleanliness and neatness for patient comfort.Ensures facility is safe and reports deficiencies to the nurse.Checks for and reports malfunctioning or damaged equipment, destruction of property or signs of contraband.Demonstrates the ability to follow the infection control policies of the hospital.Demonstrates an awareness of the treatment goals and objectives of assigned patients.Able to provide support for the patient's therapeutic treatment plan.Seeks direction from the charge nurse as needed to provide optimum care for assigned patients.Demonstrates therapeutic skills when communicating with patients and families.Demonstrates ability to communicate with other team members in a way that promotes a positive and cooperative work environment.Demonstrates knowledge of work practice and emergency proceduresAssumes responsibility for ongoing training and development by attending in-service programs, and staff meetings.Demonstrates an ability to support patient education done by the professional staffDemonstrates knowledge of the warning signs of aggressive behavior as outlined to secure training.Demonstrates an ability to use skills taught in secure training.Other DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.Minimum Education/CertificationsHigh school diplomaCertifications required: BLS-CPRMust have EKG, Phlebotomy Certificate Minimum Work Experience1 year or more experience in Behavioral Health preferred.Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: Must be willing to work holidays, weekends and provide additional coverage as needed.Physical Demands Analysis:The following tables detail the individual physical demands using the following six categories: Mobility, Strength, Upper Extremity Postural Activity, Sensory/Perceptual, Work Environment, and Conditions of Work.

Keywords: CareWell Health, East Orange , Mental Health Aide, Healthcare , East Orange, New Jersey

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