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Northwell Health Behavioral Health Assistant - Psychiatry in Sleepy Hollow, New York

Req Number 4333

Job Description

Job Description

Implements treatment program by performing delegated tasks under the direct guidance and supervision of a Registered Nurse as part of the interdisciplinary treatment team.

Job Responsibility

  • Provides direct patient care under the supervision of a staff RN to include: all Activities of Daily Living, such as cleanliness, toileting, nourishment, and grooming.

  • Also includes routine bedmaking, showering of patients, changes of clothing and use of lift equipment as necessary.

  • Reports ADL and monitoring issues promptly to the RN, observes and reports changes in behavior, sleep patterns, and condition of the patients, as well as provides age-specific care to the adult and geriatric patient population.

  • Performs assigned tasks including but not limited to vital signs, accu-checks, collection of routine specimens, and transporting patients to treatments and/or diagnostic testing within the hospital, and documents in the electronic record or paper record on assigned patients and provides guidance to patient and family members.

  • Monitors all patient activity.

  • Announces group time and visiting hours, performs hall checks, observes patients on CA and in restraints under the supervision of the RN if applicable as well as assists the RN with location and/or prompting patients to go to the medication room for their routine medications.

  • Assists the implementation of the treatment program by performing delegated tasks under the direct guidance and supervision of a Registered Nurse as well as directs visitors to the nurses station, examines bags for contraband, redirects visitors to the dayroom and monitors patient/ visitor activity.

  • Assists with the admission, discharge, and transfer of patients as well as monitors patient use of laundry facility to ensure safety as well as assures that the unit remains safe at all times by coordinating hall checks with the monitoring of the dayroom, common areas and nursing station with coworkers.

  • Participates in unit-based performance improvement plan and collaborates with the treatment team in formulating and implementing patient treatment, also assists in creating and maintaining a therapeutic environment in an effective manner during interactions with both patients and staff.

  • Assists in the orientation and training of newly hired Mental Health Workers.

  • May be appointed to participate in the CPI training program as a certified trainer by the Nurse Manager/Coordinator.

  • Performs related duties as required. All responsibilities noted here are considered essential functions of the job under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Duties not mentioned here, but considered related are not essential functions.

Job Qualification

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

  • 1-3 years of relevant experience, required.

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