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Northwell Health Mental Health Worker, Inpatient Psychiatry - Per Diem (Westchester) in Tarrytown, New York

Req Number 002ZKD

Job Description

Assists the staff with the implementation of the treatment program by performing delegated tasks under the direct guidance and supervision of a Registered Nurse as part of the interdisciplinary treatment team.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provides direct patient care under the supervision of a staff RN to include: all Activities of Daily Living, such as cleanliness, toileting, nourishment, and grooming. Also includes routine bedmaking, showering of patients, changes of clothing and use of lift equipment as necessary.

  • Reports ADL and monitoring issues promptly to the RN.

  • Observes and reports changes in behavior, sleep patterns, and condition of the patients.

  • Provides age-specific care to the adult and geriatric patient population.

  • Performs assigned tasks including but not limited to vital signs, accu-checks, collection of routine specimens, and transporting patients to treatments and/or diagnostic testing within the hospital.

  • Documents in the electronic record or paper record on assigned patients.

  • Provides guidance to patient and family members.

  • Monitors all patient activity. Announces group time and visiting hours, performs hallchecks, observes patients on CA and in restraints under the supervision of the RN if applicable.

  • Assists the RN with location and/or prompting patients to go to the medication room for their routine medications.

  • Assures that the unit remains safe at all times by coordinating hallchecks with the monitoring of the dayroom, common areas and nursing station with coworkers.

  • Assists the implementation of the treatment program by performing delegated tasks under the direct guidance and supervision of a Registered Nurse.

  • Directs visitors to the nurses station, examines bags for contraband, redirects visitors to the dayroom and monitors patient/ visitor activity.

  • Assists with the admission, discharge, and transfer of patients.

  • Monitors patient use of laundry facility to ensure safety.

  • Assists in creating and maintaining a therapeutic environment in an effective manner during interactions with both patients and staff.

  • Participates in unit-based performance improvement plan.

  • Collaborates with the treatment team in formulating and implementing patient treatment.

  • Assists in the orientation and training of newly hired Mental Health Workers.

  • May be appointed to participate in the CPI training program as a certified trainer by the Nurse Manager/Coordinator.

  • Performs related duties, as required.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required. Associates degree, preferred.

  • Minimum of two (2) years' experience in behavioral health, required.

  • Excellent verbal Communication skills, required.

  • Computer literate, familiarity with data entry, required.

  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English, required.