Participates in total direct patient care in a team approach. Conducts clinical assessments, assists with scheduling and/or making appropriate referrals, and provides direct client care and monitoring (including tasks such as medication observation, drug screens, vital signs). Conducts new patient orientation and discharging patient procedures, Completes corresponding medical record documentation of tasks as indicated. Completes associated administrative/clerical tasks. Accompanies patients on off-campus outings. Maintains orderly work area. Observes patients and maintains patient safety, assists patients with activities of daily living, both physical and emotional, and assists with meeting team objectives. Maintains confidentiality. Others duties as assigned. Has the ability to work therapeutically in a community of patients presenting with addictive and mental health disorders. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the clients served; also demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the client's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each client's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department's policies and procedures. As requested, train for assisting transportation and be available as necessary to help in that department.
Performance expectations will be covered in the orientation and precepted phases of your orientation to your job.
- Demonstrate the ability to work on a professional team of mental health care providers
- Demonstrate the ability to develop therapeutic relationships with patients
- Demonstrate proficiency in completing paperwork and other office duties in a timely manner.
- Demonstrate proficiencies in patient care tasks such as biopsychosocial assessments, vital signs, medication observation, and urine drug screens.
- Demonstrate healthy communication skills when dealing with patients and their family members.
- Demonstrate the ability to welcome and orient new patients and discharge departing patients efficiently and with compassion.
- Demonstrate the ability to be flexible with changing priorities; able to tolerate high stress situations/mental demands and make decisions that are ethically and legally sound.
Bachelor's degree in a health related field. CPR, AED, First AID,
Work experience preferred but not required.
Valid MS driver's license and good standing driving record.
Ability to perform clinical/clerical tasks, cooperate with others, and demonstrate initiative.