Job Description

Location: Sharon Regional Hospital
Posted Date: 7/9/2020

MHW or LPN for Inpatient Behavioral Health. Position can be filled by either LPN or MHW, responsibilities vary by discipline:

The Mental Health Worker (MHW) establishes a therapeutic relationship with assigned patients and is responsible for the overall provision and maintenance of a therapeutic environment in the behavioral health unit. Meets individually with assigned patients and facilitates group intervention. Documents on patient activities as well as interactions with patients. Takes vital signs, weighs patients and collects routine specimens. If LPN, will pass medications. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Closely monitors patient behaviors and intervenes as needed. Works under immediate supervision.

Mental Health Worker Requirements:

*Bachelor’s degree in Health-Related Sciences

*BLS

*Clearances as required by state and federal regulations

*Crisis Management training (within 90 days of hire)

*Experience with Behavioral Health populations

LPN Requirements:

*Pennsylvania LPN Certification

*BLS

*Clearances as required by state and federal regulations

*Crisis Management training (within 90 days of hire)

*Experience with Behavioral Health populations

Job Duties:

*Assists in the delivery of patient care by providing care in accordance with designed treatment plan, actively engaging patients in discussion of their care plan, and reviewing associated progress and documenting accordingly.

*Provides milieu management by encouraging and/or assisting patients to perform all activities of daily living activities and participate in designed programming.

*Monitors the environment and screens patients for related safety issues. Reports and documents findings as required.

*Demonstrates leadership in responding to patient related behavioral crisis or emergencies.

*Uses accepted practices and therapeutic modalities to assist patients in regaining or improving their coping abilities.

* If LPN – Administers patient Scheduled and PRN medications.

Benefits:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401K
  • Vacation time
  • Sick Time

EOE

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