Mental Health Worker - Telemed
MHM, one of the nation’s largest private provider of behavioral healthcare to correctional facilities is seeking MHW's to work at SCI-Rockview as Full Time for the Mental Health Unit in Bellefonte, PA. The Mental Health Worker's role is to assist the Psychiatrist/PCRNP with TelePsychiatry visits as needed. The ideal candidate will have mental health experience working with patients and should be comfortable with medical terminology.
This is an entry level position. This position is full time, 32 hours per week, evenings. The hours are 3pm to 11:30 pm.
Essential duties & responsibilities:
- Participate in weekly multidisciplinary treatment planning meetings and implement interventions as assigned.
- Supervise offenders and provide informal education in routine activities of daily living (e.g., hygiene, eating, and recreation).
- Inform supervisor and psychiatric staff of significant change in an offender’s functioning.
- Be familiar with methods of crisis intervention and is prepared to intervene in an emergency until additional personnel can be contacted.
- Collect samples according to physician orders as directed by a nurse.
- Assist in the preparation and maintenance of records pertaining to offender mental health care, including treatment planning, daily contact notes if requested, observation of restraint use, etc.
- Attend required safety training and in-service programs as requested.
- Must be willing to work one shift on a weekend per month if required.
- Educate the patient on the nature and process of TeleHealth, specifically discussing confidentiality;
- Obtain patient consent when required;
- Ensure all equipment is functional and fully operational and that the call has been disconnected and power off at the conclusion of each session.
- Assist with the flow of patients in and out of the TeleHealth clinic and remain present during clinic session;
- Navigate and review information requested from the chart and share such information with the provider;
- Assist the provider in using the TeleHealth equipment;
- Fax/email relevant documentation to the Provider as well as receive notes and relevant orders from the Provider;
- Ensure that notes and pharmacy orders are provided to the Nurse for processing at the conclusion of the appointment; and/or file such notes and orders where appropriate;
- Liaison with custody regarding patient no shows and adjustment of clinic needs due to lock downs, count, etc.
- Must complete Company/DOC required trainings and education specific to telehealth service delivery;
- May be required to train other staff regarding the role of the Patient Facilitator
Bachelor level students in Mental Health related field encouraged to apply. Great experience.
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