Mental Health Worker - Psych ER
NJ - Elizabeth (07206)
Mental Health workers provide care to individuals with mental or emotional conditions or disabilities under the direction of nurses and physicians. They closely monitor patients' physical and emotional well-being and report to medical staff. Some responsibilities include:
• Monitoring vital signs such as heart rate and blood pressure • Perform EKGs • Draw labs and collect specimen from patients • Assist patients in their daily activities such as: eating, dressing, and bathing. • Provide therapeutic groups and recreational activities to patients. • Assist in non violent crisis intervention.
High School graduate or equivalent. College degree preferred or previous experience in working with psychiatric and/or substance abuse patients preferred. Previous experience in psychology or sociology desirable. CPR within 6 months of hire required.