The University of Kansas Hospital - Therapy & Rehab Careers

Mental Health Assistant Job

Facility: The University of Kansas Hospital - Main Campus

Department: NS 37 PSYCH ADULT

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Nights

Hours: 2300-0730

Work among the best. We are a top 25 employer in the metro area offering a wide array of career opportunities within our organization. We have a leading reputation for patient care, medical education, research, and community service. We value and respect the talented, committed, and diverse people who make up our hospital; they are our most important strength. The hospital offers very competitive wages and an outstanding benefit package.

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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