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Beaumont Health Mental Health Worker in Taylor, Michigan

GENERAL SUMMARY:


Under moderate direction, assists licensed nursing staff in providing direct patient care and helps in the environment maintenance of the nursing unit under the direction of the staff nurse and within the scope of defined practice.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

1.Collaborates with the RN in the physical and psychosocial assessment of

patient and demonstrates competency in the delivery, evaluation and

documentation of nursing care.

  1. Effectively documents patient care reflecting severity of illness and intensity of

service in the patient's medical record in a timely manner with minimum of

every shift.

  1. Assesses mental status of patient including hallucination, paranoia, delusions

* *suicidal/homicidal ideation, etc.

  1. Evaluates patient chemical dependency, medication compliance, and patient

safety to self and others.

  1. Diffuses crisis situations while maintaining safety for patient, family and self.

  2. Assists patient with emotional and psychologic al issues and provides support

to facilitate patient comfort and well-being.

  1. Assists patients in coping with problems associated with mental illness.

  2. Recognizes, documents and communicates changes in cognitive abilities,

affect, behavior and mood.

  1. Interacts with patient's family and/or significant others with patient consent.

  2. Cognitive of job responsibilities and limitations and follows chain of command

when appropriate.

  1. Participates in QI activities as defined by Behavioral Health Services.

  2. Demonstrates Customer Focus, Service First, and Oakwood's CREDO.

  3. Is responsible for making rounds every 15 minutes on patients, taking and carting vital signs, collecting blood sugars and completing all computer charting i.e. Nurse Reporting Tool and Flow Sheets.

  4. And other job duties as assigned by Clinical Manager, ACM's and/or Charge Nurse

STANDARD QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

A. Education / Training: Completion of Mental Health Certificate program, or 2 years college with major in Behavioral Science, or 4 years equivalent work experience in behavioral health setting. Bachelor's Degree in a behavioral science field preferred


B. Work Experience: 1 year in behavioral setting preferred

C. Certification, Licensure, Registration: BLS and CPI training require upon hire or within 60 days of hire.

D. Other Qualifications: Good communication skills. Work well in an unpredictable environment. Must be able to occasionally handle working in a high paced stressful environment/situation

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