Mental Health Worker

Professional/Technical Poway, California

Requisition ID
Behavioral Health
Poway, California
Job Type
Hours Per Shift
Hours Per Pay Period

Under direct supervision of an RN, is responsible for providing direct patient care for adult and geriatric psychiatric patients in a locked inpatient unit setting. Provides psychoeducational group support, contributes to and supports the therapeutic milieu, and ensures the safety and well-being of the patient population. Participates in the gathering of information, monitors patient progress, and contributes, implements and documents the individualized patient plan of care. Participates as a team member of the clinical interdisciplinary team to ensure appropriate care, support and resources to all internal/external customers and displays on-going commitment to quality. Speak and read English at a level that is sufficient to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the position. Knowledge of standard office equipment (i.e., calculator, fax, photocopier) and personal computer and computer software skills (i.e., MS Windows, Excel, Access, Word, Powerpoint, internet, e-mail). Windows computer skills including proficient use of keyboarding, use of mouse or keys for functions such as selecting items, use of drop down menus, scroll bars, opening folders, copying and similar operations required upon employment or within the 1st two weeks of employment to perform the essential functions of the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Follows Palomar Health rules, policies, procedures, applicable laws and standards. Carries out the mission, vision, and quality commitment of Palomar Health.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education: High School Diploma and/or combination of education and experience
Preferred Education: Associates degree in a related field
Minimum Experience: 1 - 2 years related
Preferred Experience: 2 - 3 years related
Required Certification: American Heart Association recognized BLS - Healthcare Provider
Preferred Certification: Crisis Prevention (CPI)
Required License: Not Applicable
Preferred License: Not Applicable

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, gender, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.