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Mental Health Worker - Per Diem

Job ID 00769420 Location Westchester Behavioral Health Center
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White Plains, New York


Rotating (United States of America)


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Over a century ago, NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Behavioral Health Center introduced the world to moral, humanistic psychiatric care. We blazed the way for use of the Planetree model and are the first behavioral health facility to be recognized as a Planetree Designated Patient-Centered Hospital with Distinction. Our hospital is also a recipient of Magnet from American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Today, top talented nurses continue to use compassionate, evidence-based practices in the #4 ranked Psychiatry program in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report. It’s a progressive environment—and a premier opportunity for your career. Join a Culture that Supports Excellence in Quality and Patient Satisfaction.

Be the eyes and ears of our expert clinical team as a Mental Health Worker. Many of our Mental Health Workers go on to become leaders in Social Work, Occupational Therapy and other areas. Pursue this extraordinary opportunity to gain valuable frontline experience in mental health patient management. You’ll work with the brightest minds in healthcare to make tomorrow better for countless human beings. Now, you have the opportunity to join us.

Mental Health Worker - Per Diem

As a Mental Health Worker your role, under the direct supervision of the nurse, is to ensure excellence of patient care and complement the nursing process by assisting in the individualized care of patients. You will observes patient’s physical, emotional and social behaviors; reports observations to Registered Nurse or appropriate others. You will documents patient observations in accordance with established procedures. You will orient patients regarding unit policies and procedures, and assists with activities of daily living, including physically dependent and medically ill patients. You will oversees patients during recreational activities and accompanies patients to community activities and other settings as needed. When needed, you will promptly assists staff in responding to patient emergencies as directed (e.g. restraining patients). Document self-injury reports in accordance with established procedures and maintain patient safety by removing potentially harmful objects. Demonstrate accuracy in performing: Maximum Observation, observation checks, escorting, counting sharps, body searches, room searches, meal supervision. Effectively intervene with the anxious patient and demonstrate safe and effective implementation of the nursing process with the agitated patients.

This is a per diem Mental Health Worker position located NYP/ Westchester Behavioral Health Center. Per Diem Mental Health Workers commit to a minimum of 4 shifts per month, including 1 overnight and 2 weekend shifts.

Preferred Criteria

  • Ideal candidates aspire to careers or degrees in social work or psychiatry. 
  • At least one year of psychiatry-related experience
  • A college degree

Required Criteria

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Current BLS certificate from the American Heart Association

Join a healthcare system where employee engagement is at an all-time high. Here we foster a culture of respect, diversity, and inclusion. Enjoy comprehensive and competitive benefits that support you and your family in every aspect of life. Start your life-changing journey today.

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