Facility: The University of Kansas Hospital - Main Campus
Department: NS 37 PSYCH ADULT
Schedule: Full Time
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We currently have an opening for Mental Health Assistant
Collects data (i.e., vital signs, weights, I&O) for initial, shift and ongoing assessment of each patient as delegated by the RN per Department/Unit standards.
Completes patient safety rounds and contraband checks.
Demonstrates effective problem solving skills and recommends ideas for change/improvement within the framework of unit, department, and hospital standards and goals/outcomes.
Facilitates or co-facilitates patient goals and exercise groups.
Recognizes and reports to the RN any patient safety concerns or changes in patient behaviors.
Recognizes care activities/procedures which need to be shared among disciplines to maximize patient-centered, efficient care.
Understands General Safety/Falls Prevention Program (A-B-C-D risks and interventions).
Utilizes department/unit standards when providing care.
Utilizes unit and department techniques and protocols/standards.
High School diploma or equivalent/GED required
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Counseling or related field preferred
BLS Certification required
1 year of previous acute care psychiatric experience or 1 year of formal education in Psychology, Counseling or related field required
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