Mental Health Associate / Older Adult Program (OAP) / Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital / Evening shift / Full-time
- Mesa Vista Hospital
Shift Start Time:3 PM
Shift End Time:11:30 PM
Additional Shift Information:Full-time (1.0) Position. 8-hour evening shift.
Weekend Requirements:Every Other
What You Will Do
The Mental Health Associate is a nursing caregiver who works under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse to provide patient care in accordance with each patient's IPOC (interdisciplinary plan of care), hospital policies and procedures and unit/program guidelines.
- H.S. Diploma or Equivalent
- AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare)
- Some college course work in Psychology, Sociology, Communication, Nursing, or other health care related fields
- 1 year experience working in a treatment setting with patients that have acute or chronic psychiatric and/or substance abuse disorders
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Ability to speak, write and comprehend medical terminology in English
- Excellent verbal communication skills
- Knowledge of the bio-psycho-social needs of psychiatric patients
- Knowledge and skills necessary to provide basic nursing care and mental health care to acute psychiatric patients
- Basic nursing and mental health
Demonstrates knowledge and awareness of the signs and symptoms of psychiatric disorders.
Assists R.N. with patient admissions, transfers and discharges.
Considers the age, cultural, psychosocial and physical needs of patients when providing care.
Assists patients with activities of daily living as necessary (bathing, feeding, laundry).
Performs other patient care related nursing tasks as assigned. (i.e. collection of urine specimens and completing EKGs).
Observes and reports significant changes in patients' behavior, mental status and physical condition to the R.N.
- General support
Answers the unit telephones, answering questions, taking messages and referring calls and maintaining the bed board as appropriate.
Inventories, orders and stocks unit supplies.
Coordinates the maintenance of computers and other equipment.
Communicates and coordinate unit service needs internally with Environmental Services, Plant Operations and externally with services such as translation and transportation.
Maintain an adequate supply of forms and program materials.
Assist the nurses in contacting physicians when needed.
Assist in keep the nursing station and unit environment neat, clean and well organized.
Provide other support as assigned including mail distribution, generating reports.
Orients and mentors new hire and floated staff members to the unit and program.
Serves on unit and hospital committees and workgroups as assigned.
Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected classAHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association; H.S. Diploma or Equivalent
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