Prime Healthcare

Mental Health Worker

Facility Paradise Valley Hospital
Location
US-CA-Chula Vista
ID
2022-93081
Category
Aide
Position Type
Full Time
Shift
Days
Job Type
Non-Exempt

Overview

Join an award-winning team of dedicated professionals committed to our core values of quality, compassion and community! Paradise Valley Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, offers incredible opportunities to expand your horizons and be part of a community dedicated to making a difference.

Paradise Valley Hospital is the South Bay’s oldest hospital, the second oldest hospital in all of San Diego County, and the largest employer in National City. For more than 100 years, Paradise Valley Hospital has served San Diego faithfully, proud of our heritage and providing numerous programs and services to meet the changing needs of our community. Our 291-bed, acute care hospital features the San Diego Spine & Joint Center, a highly credentialed acute rehabilitation center, our Paradise Health & Senior Center, a fully equipped and modern cardiac catheterization lab, and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient surgical services, and 24-hour emergency services.

In addition to our healthcare services, we offer comprehensive behavioral health services on the hospital campus and Bayview campus in Chula Vista. Services include psychiatric continuum of care for adult patients, inpatient services, and intensive outpatient services. Learn more at https://www.paradisevalleyhospital.net/.

Responsibilities

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.

 

  • Performs or assists with patient care activities consistent with the title 22 regulations for UAP (Unlicensed Assistive Personnel) and activities of daily living per policy standard of care, giving proper attention to the cleanliness and daily hygiene of patients with emphasis on bath, AM/PM care, and oral hygiene under the supervision and direction of the RN.
  • Assists in the data collection by obtaining and recording vital signs, height, weight, and I&O measurements and reports findings to the supervising RN.
  • Performs routine unit rounds and patient checks as assigned; informs charge nurse of difficulty locating patients in a timely manner.
  • Carries out safety measures to prevent patients from harming themselves or others.
  • Reports and documents any physical or behavioral changes observed in the patient to the supervising RN.
  • Assists in the admission, transfers and discharges as directed and ensures that the patient is familiar with his/her room, (e.g., bed controls, light control, nurse call system and other physical surroundings).
  • Is aware of patient’s elimination; reports to the supervising RN when it is abnormal.
  • Accurately and concisely documents data on appropriate forms.
  • Assists nurse in any treatment or procedure as instructed, obtaining urine samples, room searches, safety checks/rounds and answers call light promptly.
  • Assists in implementing components of the nursing process as directed by the RN.
  • Assists in providing for nutritional support and ensure adequate hydration by seeing that food and nourishment is given to patient with assistance if needed and is aware of patient’s ability to retain and absorb nourishment.
  • Assists in providing for patient safety and environmental cleanliness, keeping the bedside stand and room tidy and free of spills, unnecessary equipment/clutter and checks equipment before, during and after use.
  • Provides assistance with activities of daily living (grooming, feeding, dressing, walking, personal hygiene).
  • Takes care of and records patient’s personal belongings/contraband is properly removed.
  • Reinforces patient teaching that has been initiated by the licensed person.
  • Assists in implementation of change to improve patient care.
  • Attends and maintains mandatory training in safe patient handling, trained in safe lifting techniques, includes but not limited to 1. Appropriate use of lifting devices and equipment, 2) Five areas of body exposure: vertical, lateral, bariatric repositioning and ambulation 3)Use of lifting devices to handle patients safely.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Qualifications

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: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

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