Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center Mental Health Assistant in Haverhill, Massachusetts
Mental Health Assistant
*Mental Health Assistant *- Full Time or Part Time, 2nd shift
Assists patients with activities of daily living specific to functional capabilities/limitations, culture, age and developmental level.
Performs tasks delegated by the registered nurse and reports/records data as needed.
Maintains patient safety at all times.
Maintains all necessary documentation.
Conducts and/or participates in activities and/or groups under the supervision of and as instructed by the licensed therapist.
Carries out Interdisciplinary Treatment Plan Goals, as outlined by Interdisciplinary Treatment Team.
Continuously monitors/observes patients to assure needs are met in a timely manner.
Can initiate CPR measures when indicated. Recognizes and promptly reports life threatening situations.
Respects patient/family privacy and maintains confidentiality.
Assists in monitoring and maintaining standards of safety, infection control and monitors environment for safety hazards and cleanliness.
Demonstrates positive, effective working relationships with all other employees and medical staff.
Creates and maintains a professional public image.
Performs safety and life signs checks, adhering to designated schedules.
Responsible for running activity based groups as scheduled by the Director of Therapeutic Programs.
Assists with patient admissions and discharges by setting up and clearing patient rooms.
Completes belongings searches upon admission and assists patients with handling of clothing and other personal property throughout their hospital stay.
High School Diploma or GED, with some advanced training or education preferred.
Able to read, write and speak English.
Prior experience performing patient care preferred.
Current CPR upon hire or within 30 days of hire.
Knowledge of growth and development across the life span.
Ability to follow directions, coordinate a variety of responsibilities and receive supervision from several sources.
Experience in leading groups and activities, preferred.
Knowledge of recreational activities (i.e. arts & crafts, games, sports), preferred.
Good organizational and communication skills.
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Location: Haverhill, MA - The Whittier Pavilion