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Mental Health Worker IP BHS Contingent

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea is a not-for-profit hospital established in 1970. Located in Chelsea, Michigan. SJMC is a member of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. SJMC is nationally recognized for both quality of care and patient satisfaction by national ranking organization Press Ganey, and is accredited by the Joint Commission.
SJMC attracts more than 300 physicians in almost all disciplines, with leading edge technology, including the largest and strongest MRI in Michigan. SJMC is consistently ranked in the top five percent of hospitals in the country for inpatient satisfaction, employee engagement, and physician satisfaction. SJMC has been recognized for two consecutive years as one of the ""Best Places to Work in Healthcare"" by Modern Healthcare Magazine and the Studer Group.
Position Summary: The Mental Health Worker is responsible for working with patients, both individually and in groups, to support and assist with the patient's inpatient care. Mental Health Workers help patients address a myriad of issues that include, but are not limited to, stress management, problems with self-esteem, issues associated with aging and mental and emotional health. The Mental Health Worker also assists patients with activities of daily living (ADL's) as assigned by nursing staff.
Qualifications: Requirements include bachelor's degree in the Behavioral/Social sciences with at least one year of previous experience in the treatment of the mentally ill or disabled.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Behave in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of Trinity Health.
Provide quality patient care by considering the age specific, development and cultural needs through competent clinical practice. Demonstrates unit/area competencies.
Identify and assist in resolution of problems related to safety, sanitation and maintenance of the environment.
Encourage patients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships.
Guide patients in the development of coping skills and strategies for dealing with their problems.
Completes patient-related documentation in accordance with department and hospital policy, in a timely manner, and with content that is focused on relevant issues.
Supports patients, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes.
Collect information about patients through interviews, observation, and tests.
Collaborate with other staff members in the multidisciplinary team to perform clinical assessments and develop treatment plans.
Evaluate patients' physical or mental condition based on review of client information and convey information to nurse and multidisciplinary team as needed.
Other Functions and Responsibilities
1) Maintains a patient caseload in accordance with department/and or program policy and needs.
2) Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education, Experience and Certification/Licensure
1) Requirements include bachelor's degree in the Behavioral/Social sciences with at least one year of previous experience in the treatment of the mentally ill or disabled
Required Skills and Abilities
Skilled in communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and service excellence Skilled in assisting patients with Activities of Daily Living (ADL's) including bathing, toileting, feeding
This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made under the American's with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper's Act, or SJMHS's Return to Work Program


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