Columbia Memorial Hospital MENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANTS (MHA) - 5026 in Hudson, New York

The primary task of this position is to observe patients and ensure the safety of individuals on the unit. Functions as a member of the multidisciplinary Treatment team. Attends Treatment plan and rounds meetings as schedule allows. Mental Health Assistants perform patient care as directed by the patient’s nurse and treatment team. This includes assistance with ADL’s, therapeutic interactions to engage patients, lead group activities, and intervene when patients behaving in an unsafe manor. Light housekeeping as needed.

Qualifications: Individual with strong social skills able to learn the nuances of treatment interventions necessary to adequately care for a wide variety individuals with mental health illness and substance abuse issues.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent, college degree preferred.

License/Certifications: Able to complete BLS training and Preventing and Managing Crisis Situations training. PCA Training preferred

Experience: No specific human service training required. Preferred experience includes CNA work and/or Human Service work with direct patient/client contact.

Posted on: June 16, 2017

Department: CMH PSYCH SERVICES

Division: NURSING

Full-time / Part-time: PD

Shift: VARIOUS