Prime Healthcare

Mental Health Assistant

Facility St. Clare's - Boonton
Location
US-NJ-Boonton Township
ID
2022-106066
Category
Business Professional
Position Type
Per Diem
Shift
Variable
Job Type
Non-Exempt

Overview

At Saint Clare's Health, our dedicated team of professionals are committed to our core values of quality, compassion, and community. As a member of Prime Healthcare, Saint Clare's Health is actively seeking new members to join its award-winning team!

 

Saint Clare's Health includes CMS 5-Star Rated hospitals and is an award-winning provider of safe, high quality, compassionate care, serving the communities of Morris, Warren and Sussex counties. Its network of hospitals and healthcare facilities include Denville Hospital, Dover Hospital, Behavioral Health Centers in Boonton, Denville, and Parsippany, and an Imaging Center in Parsippany, among other satellite locations. The hospitals have received multiple quality awards including Leapfrog “A” ratings for patient safety; Healthgrades recognition for orthopedic surgery, treatment of stroke, heart care, various surgical procedures, and more. For information, visit www.saintclares.com.

Responsibilities

Mental Health Associate - Inpatient: Under the direction and supervision of the Charge RN, RN, or LVN assist the licensed nursing staff in providing and documenting patient care including assistance with activities of daily living. Performs therapeutic interventions with clients, such as group therapy, one-on-one counseling, or crisis intervention. Supports the unit functions and maintains a safe, therapeutic and clean environment for patients, visitors and co-workers; functions as an integral part of the interdisciplinary care team and communicates pertinent patient information to the supervising RN. Performs some clerical duties as assigned and provides basic nursing care for the children, adolescents, adult, and geriatric patients. Utilizes education to provide designated group modality to patients and individual observations to assigned patients to assist them to learn new coping skills, identify issues that cause conflict in relationships and develop strategies for resolving conflicts. Provides emotional support to patients during difficult times by listening to their concerns, empathizing with their feelings, and helping them find solutions to their problems. Monitors patients’ progress throughout treatment to ensure that they are compliant with their plans and provides pertinent team meeting information. Performs responsibilities within the guidelines of the Nursing Structure Standards, Hospital/Nursing Policy, and state regulatory and accrediting requirements.

Qualifications

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING

 

1. Bachelor’s Degree Required 2. Current BCLS (AHA) within 30 days of hire and maintain current.

3. Behavioral Violence Prevention within 6 months of hire and mainta

in current annually.

4. One (1) year prior mental health experience preferred.

5. Familiarity with medical and psychological terminology preferred.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics.  If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources.  EEO is the Law: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

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