Full-time #698 Mental Health Worker-BHU-Days

at Silver Lake Medical Center in Ingleside Campus

Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, performs selected patient care activities for Adult patients (over age 18), participates in the Multidisciplinary Treatment meetings and assists in managing the milieu of the unit.


  1.  Participates as an active member of the clinical team by understanding the growth/developmental stages of adults (i.e. physiological changes, cognitive/functional changes, nutritional needs, and psychosocial stressors to include separation/loss, abuse, and destructive behavior).
  2. Is able to demonstrate capacity in establishing appropriate therapeutic boundaries; utilization of identified clinical resources to review boundaries; limit setting for behavior; therapeutic interactions with patient’s family and support system; develops therapeutic relations with patients individually and in groups; interacts therapeutically with the patient’s family and support systems (Board and Care operator, conservator.). 
  3. Utilizes an understanding of applicable regulations specific to the adult patient, including LPS, Title XXII, Patient’s Rights, and Joint Commission. 
  4. Effectively collects and summarizes data, impressions and interpretations orally and in writing; reports pertinent information to the Registered Nurse and other treatment personnel or charts factually, concisely and takes responsibility to making entries into record in correct sequences and according to hospital policy and procedures; documents daily on patient’s response to individualized treatment goals.




A minimum of one (1) year working with mentally ill adults preferred, but not required (willing to train). May be trained to perform EKGs with annual competency. Good written and verbal communication skills required.  Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.  Must possess a current CPR card and AB508 certification with updates annually. Must possess speed, consistency and accuracy in tasks, meeting precise tolerances and standards.  Ability to demonstrate flexibility in work environment, performing a variety of changing tasks.  Strong interpersonal skills sufficient to work closely with others on a team.  Be able to sustain concentration and prolonged commitment to tasks.  Display a high level of cognitive, interpretive or judgment skills.  Ability to influence others, plan, negotiate, direct, control or monitor others’ activities.  Strong written and verbal communication skills; must be able to express creativity through writing.  Must be able to work alone effectively under stress in certain situations.




High School Graduate, Mental Health field experience preferred, but not required.

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