Ascension Health Mental Health Worker in Westport, Connecticut
Job ID: 259549
Mental Health Worker
Additional Job Information
Title: Mental Health Worker
City, State: Westport,CT
Location: Westport Campus
Department: Adlt Psychiatry Nrsng Unit 002
Additional Job Details: Full-Time,Days, 80 hours, Bi-Weekly
Work Schedule: Day shift 7a-3:30p; every other weekend.
St. Vincent’s Health Services, part of Ascension, operates St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport 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.
The Mental Health Worker, provides direct behavioral health patient care.
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
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:
HS or Equivalent
Associates Degree preferred
Behavioral Health experience and college courses in psychology preferred.
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