AdventHealthMental Health Worker, PRN
Denver, CO

All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

· Benefits from Day One

· Paid Days Off from Day One

· Student Loan Repayment Program

· Career Development

· Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

· Mental Health Resources and Support

The role you’ll contribute:

Performs direct observation of the patient with a mental health or behavioral safety need. Utilizes specialized training, de-escalation techniques and other interventions as applicable to create a therapeutic and calming environment for patients. Communicates patient mental and/or physical status changes to the primary Registered Nurse and/or Nurse Leader. Completes data collection related to patient care, administers basic treatments and procedures under the direction of a Registered Nurse, and communicates patient responses to the care provided to the Registered Nurse. Assumes personal accountability for organizational mission and core values.

The value you’ll bring to the team:

  • Performs high risk procedures for the department safely, effectively, and according to practice guidelines, as observed through annual skills review.

  • Ensures patient safety through continuous observations of patient environment including monitoring patient activities, patient belongings, and room items. Maintains direct view of patient at all times unless instructed otherwise by Registered Nurse.

  • Responds appropriately in a crisis.

  • Understands restraint monitoring and flow sheet documentation as applicable.

  • Demonstrates the ability to utilize de-escalation techniques appropriately and in a timely manner to insure patient and associate safety.

  • Reports patient status changes and needs to Registered Nurse accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Demonstrates professional conduct and accountability, including understanding the legal consequences of patient’s rights and responsibilities.

  • Accurately documents patient care performed and reports findings promptly to Registered Nurse.

  • Maintains thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records.

  • Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective patient care.

  • Organizes and prioritizes work to be completed within assigned timeframe to promote consistent patient comfort.

  • Ensures that work environment and patient rooms are clean and orderly to maintain a safe and calming environment.

  • Uses standards of care, hospital policies/procedures and regulatory guidelines to guide work.

  • Consistently demonstrates flexibility as evidenced by floating to other areas and is agreeable to work flexible schedules including weekends, holidays, evening and night hours as necessary to meet the needs of the patients and department.

  • Assists with quality improvement, safety and regulatory functions as directed. Participates in process change to improve practice.

  • Assists in training other Mental Health Workers, volunteers, students and other hospital personnel.

Minimum qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • One year experience in an acute care setting, mental health, human services or related

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge of therapeutic interventions

Education Preferred:

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related human services field, preferred

Licensure/Certification Required:

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from American Heart Association

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule: Per Diem

    Pay Range: $18.29 -

  • Location: Denver, CO

  • Job ID: 24005162

  • Job Family: Behavioral

  • Shift: 1 - Day

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