Prime Healthcare

MHW - BV Psych

Facility Paradise Valley Hospital
US-CA-Chula Vista
Non Clinical Tech
Position Type
Full Time


Mental Health Worker Inpatient: Under the direction and supervision of the RN, LVN or Charge RN assist the licensed nursing staff in providing and documenting patient care including assistance with activities of daily living. Supports the unit functions and maintains a safe 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 adult and geriatric patients. Performs responsibilities within the guidelines of the Nursing Structure Standards, Hospital/Nursing Policy and state regulatory and accrediting requirements.Mental Health Worker Outpatient: Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Nursing, RN and the Program Director carries out activities of daily living program and individual treatment plans for the psychiatric patients.


  • Recognizes signs of abuse and reports appropriately to the hospital social worker and/or Child/Adult Protective Services. Familiar with the EMTALA Regulations.
  • Assures effective unit operations by prioritizing patient care, problem solving and fostering collaborative working relationships.
  • Responsible for direct data collection and data assessment of the patient’s condition. Supervises indirect data collection of assigned personnel.
  • Collaborates with Therapists/Social Workers to provide optimal and efficient case management by actively participating in case management discussions.
  • Collaborates with Admissions Coordinator and interdisciplinary team across other departments as necessary to coordinate and expedite admissions, transfers and discharges to provide for efficient patient flow.
  • Completes medication reconciliation and assists with follow-through with medication orders/refills; per program guidelines and policy & procedure.
  • Collaborates with attending Psychiatrist and Primary Care Physicians.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of basic dynamics of group interaction; facilitates in a variety of goal-oriented group settings such as: psychotherapy, re-motivation, social skills, activity, recreational, role-playing and relaxation, participates in client/family counseling and therapy, provides opportunities for clients to practice new behavior
  • Performs all other duties as assigned or required.


Education and Work Experience

  1. Must have current and valid license as a Certified Nursing Assistant issued by the State if a CNA. If not a CNA, must have a minimum of one year experience working as Mental Health Worker in a hospital setting.
  2. Current BCLS (AHA) upon hire and maintain current.
  3. Behavioral Violence Prevention within 6 months of hire and maintain 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:


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