The Mental Health Specialist participates as a member of the treatment team under the direction of the RN or Program Manager. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires.
INTEGRIS Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The Mental Health Specialist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Acts as a primary caregiver to assigned patients
* Spends individual time with each assigned patient on a daily basis helping patients attain treatment goals
* Assist patients with daily living skills (i.e., bathing, grooming, elimination, nutrition, etc.) and transportation as needed
* Provides educational groups under direction of RN
* Make patient rounds as prescribed by unit policy and/or patient needs and reports any incidents
* Utilizes accepted intervention, under the direction of the RN, Director of Nursing, or Program Manager, in dealing with problematic patient behaviors
* Orients patient to the milieu and unit routines, conducts body/clothing search, inventories belongings and assists patients in preparation for discharge and escort from the unit
The Mental Health Specialist reports to Clinical Director Behavioral Health and House Supervisor.
Required Physical Demands (Subject to Reasonable Accommodation):
Standing/Walking: Constantly; activity exits up to 2/3 of the time
Strength (Lift/Carry/Push/Pull): Medium (Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects)
Talking (Must be able to effectively communicate verbally): Yes
Color Acuity (Must be able to distinguish and identify colors): No
This position may have additional or varied physical demand and/or respiratory fit test requirements. Please consult the Physical Demands Project SharePoint site or contact Risk Management/Employee Health for additional information.
Moderate exposure to hazardous risks, including potential for exposure to infections and communicable diseases, blood and body fluids, electrical equipment, chemicals, such as alcohol, betadine, cudex, STAT 3, Clorox, Medi-Sol, hexacloraphene, cidex, etc. and needle sticks. Potential for bodily injury related to lifting and incidents of workplace violence. Must follow universal safety precautions. Exposed to constant interruptions, noise, disagreeable odors, and assorted chemicals. May float to other units. May need to withstand outside temperatures for extended periods. Contact with children and adolescents who may exhibit physical, behavioral outbursts related to a mental health condition.
All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status.