Per Diem - Various Shifts
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As an employee for Behavioral Health Services which serves the needs of young, middle and older adults, the Mental Health Worker implements delegated aspects of patient treatment plans and participates in a therapeutic milieu under the direction of the nurse in charge.
JOB QUALIFICATIONSEducation or Formal Training
Bachelor's degree in mental health or related field preferredSpecial Qualifications (Licensure, Registration, etc.)
BLS certification required by the end of conditional period.Knowledge, Skill and Ability
Ability to work in a demanding and rapid changing environmentExperience
One-year experience in an inpatient and/or outpatient psychiatric facility preferred
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED
- VCR, Art supplies, games, computers
- Assorted recreational equipment
- Vital signs equipment
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to constantly stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to stoop, crouch and twist. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, squat and sit.
- The employee must be able to consistently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 10 pounds, frequently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 30 pounds and occasionally support, push, pull and/or transfer up to 50 pounds (for example, moving a patient from a wheelchair to a bed).
- Functional physical demands include manual dexterity, fine motor skills and reaching. The following senses will be needed for essential duties of the job: speech, vision, hearing, smells and touches.
- Day room, group room, reading areas, computer room, classroom
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Demonstrates ability to obtain vital signs, temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure.
- Assess patients by utilizing alcohol detox scale.
- Assess patients by utilizing suicide assessment scale.
- Demonstrates low and high-level intervention techniques.
- Demonstrates basic knowledge and understanding of DSMIV diagnosis.
- Assesses the milieu, identifies priorities and communicates the priorities to the charge nurse.
- Demonstrates an ability to set effective limits consistent with hospital philosophy and treatment plans.
- Assists with medical emergencies under the supervision and direction of a RN.
- Assists other hospital personnel in restraining and controlling aggressive patients in all areas of the hospital.
- Leads groups as appropriate.
- Demonstrates leadership in managing milieu for safety structure to attain treatment goals.
- Implements program schedule and maintains appropriate structure for patients.
- Documents through progress notes completion of all treatment assignments and 1:1 contacts with patients.
- Complete 15-minute patient checks (SPI, SPII, Safety, Seclusion, Falls).
- Completes suicide assessment and Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment (CIWA scale) as needed.
- Complete Potentially Dangerous Items inventory (PDI)
- Complete admission duties as assigned and listed in unit coordinator duties book.
- Complete discharge duties as assigned and listed in unit coordinator duties book.
- Order unit supplies as needed
- Complete certification forms and follows process listed in unit coordinator duties book.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Flexibility to rotate shifts and/or adjusts schedule as needed.
- Actively evaluates current systems/processes for potential quality improvements.
- Routinely suggests quality improvement projects to team members and/or department director.
- Ability to respond to “Support Team” Emergency management.
- Assist Program Manager with clerical, administrative and staffing needs as necessary
About Boulder Community Health and Boulder, Colorado
Uncompromising medical excellence, delivered with the values of respect and compassion. Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built our reputation on this promise. As a community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinics, we remain dedicated to meeting the evolving healthcare needs of our citizens and providing access to high quality medical care. Our state-of-the art facilities are home to many medical professionals who offer an extensive range of medical services.
Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, adventure awaits you right outside your door. Big, beautiful vistas, serene snow-capped mountains, and a lifestyle conducive to enjoying the outdoors bring a truly fresh perspective to our practice of healthcare.
Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community, while you enjoy state of the art facilities and equipment along with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including health/dental/life, paid annual leave, tuition reimbursement and much more.
EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace
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