Posted

30+ days ago

Location

Berkeley, CA

Description

Position Overview:


The Mental Health Worker performs duties under the direction of the Unit Charge Nurse, Relief Charge Nurse, or Team Leader. This position is responsible for gathering and reporting observational data, providing direct patient care to assigned patients, implementing therapeutic interventions and emotional support for patient during hospitalization on the acute care inpatient services at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. The position requires proficiency in verbal de-escalation of anxious and agitated patients. Mental Health Workers assist the R.N. in assuring the maintenance of a safe therapeutic environment, in the implementation of the program, in processing admissions and discharges, and in assisting patients in activities of daily living.


Qualifications:


Bachelor's Degree preferred from an accredited college or university in social work or psychology. Minimum of 12 months experience in a behavioral health care setting required. Must possess effective interpersonal skills. Must have a functional knowledge of psychiatric terminology. Basic Life Support Certification - BLS required.


Organization: Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: No

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: Yes

Job Shift: Night

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days

Weekend Requirements: Every Other Weekend

Schedule: Short Hour

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 32

Applications Accepted: All Applications Accepted


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

About the Company

Sutter Health

Sutter Health has a long history in California. Some of our facilities have been providing care in the communities we serve for more than 100 years. Today, we’re proud to partner with more than 12,000 doctors to care for more than 3 million people.

We’re inspired by our Northern California community and work tirelessly to deliver top-rated, affordable healthcare. Doctors, hospitals, care teams and employees in the Sutter Health network are always looking for new, meaningful ways to care for you and your loved ones. We believe that every moment matters when it comes to helping you live a longer, healthier and happier life.

Our not-for-profit network delivers top-rated, personalized care in more than 100 Northern California communities. Recently ranked among the Top 15 Health Systems in the nation by Truven Health Analytics™, our team of more than 50,000 doctors, employees and volunteers partner to spread innovation, improve access to healthcare services and put our patients’ needs first—all to achieve the highest levels of quality, access and affordability.

Company Size

10,000 employees or more

Industry

Healthcare Services

Employee Benefits

Professional Development, Life Insurance, Vacation/paid time off, Flexible Spending Accounts, Medical, Dental and Vision, 401K, Retirement / Pension Plans, Long Term Disability, Tuition Reimbursement

Founded

1921

Website

https://jobs.sutterhealth.org/