Mental Health Worker - Adolescent
William Backus Hospital
 Westport, CT

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St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport has more than 3,200 employees. It includes a 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, a large multispecialty provider group, and special needs services for adults and children. St. Vincent's is the first hospital in Fairfield County to be integrated into the Hartford HealthCare network, and is the system's second-largest hospital.

Job Summary:

  • Provides direct behavioral health patient care

Responsibilities:

  • Assists patients with performing activities of daily living.
  • Provides or assists with providing direct patient care, diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions.
  • Observes and records patient behavior and activities. Reports any changes in condition and suggests modifications to the treatment plan.
  • Establishes a therapeutic relationship with assigned patients.
  • Reviews assignment with supervising RN, seeking clarification when unsure of expectations.
  • Maintains open communication with teammates regarding progress on completion of assignment.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to behavioral health patients in a timely and individualized manner.
  • Provides for patient comfort by performing tasks/services that optimize patient satisfaction.
  • Provides for patient safety in a manner that prevents patient injury.
  • Contributes to efficient departmental operations in order to control costs and ensure productivity.
  • Other Duties as assigned

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Required Credential(s):
  • One or more of the following:
  • Certified BLS Provider credentialed from the American Red Cross obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date.
  • Certified BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date.

Education:

  • Associates Degree preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Behavioral Health experience and college courses in psychology preferred.

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