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Mental Health Worker I

Company: Danbury Health Systems
Location: Carmel
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Nuvance Health is a family of award-winning nonprofit hospitals and healthcare professionals in the Hudson Valley and western Connecticut. Nuvance Health combines highly skilled physicians, state-of-the-art facilities and technology, and compassionate caregivers dedicated to providing quality care across a variety of clinical areas, including Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Oncology, Orthopedics, and Primary Care.

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations - Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York - plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations. For more information about Nuvance Health, visit www.nuvancehealth.org.

Develops and maintains an environment which supports service excellence behaviors.

Provides a safe environment for patients, visitors and/or employees by being aware of the safety and health policies of the hospital and adhering to and enhancing these policies via the identification reporting/correcting of unsafe conditions.

Complies with established department/hospital policies, rules and regulations.

Performs as an integral member of a multidisciplinary treatment team under the supervision of a Charge Nurse.

Carries out assigned tasks and duties required to assist in the organization and management of a safe and therapeutic milieu and performs nursing skills encompassing patient care and relative tasks under the direction of a Registered Professional Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Demonstrates the competencies needed to care for the psychiatric patient.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: High school graduate. Actively enrolled in a college program for psychiatric or health-related field preferred.

Licensure/Registration/Certification: None

Work Experience: One (1) year prior experience in a psychiatric setting preferred. Preferred past experience as a nurse's aide.

Physical & Other Factors: On feet most of the day. Requires vigilance in monitoring patients' physical and psychiatric condition. Must be able to maintain a supportive role and/or assist with de-escalation and/or crisis intervention. Frequent lifting, stretching and other physical exertion during positioning of patients and moving equipment.

Location: Carmel-PHC 670 Stoneleight Avenue

Work Type: Part-Time

Standard Hours: 20.00

FTE: 0.500000

Work Schedule: Day/Eve 8

Work Shift: Days/Evenings Flexible

Org Unit: 935

Department: Psych Unit

Exempt: No

EOE, including disability/vets.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

Original Date Posted 3/18/21

Keywords: Danbury Health Systems, Danbury , Mental Health Worker I, Other , Carmel, Connecticut

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