Mental Health Worker (Emergency Department; Full Time 7:00am - 7:30pm)
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: R-37703
This is an entry-level position which requires proof of a High School diploma or GED. Bachelors and/or Masters degrees are not required. Mental Health Workers perform, under the responsibility and supervision of the physician, diagnostic and therapeutic tasks to establish a diagnosis and to plan therapy. Assist in gathering the data necessary in implementing the therapeutic plan of the physician.Experience in a similar position is preferred, but not required
Triages patient care by identifying, observing and documenting the physical needs of the patient and families.
Reports changes in patient condition to Registered Nurse.
Assists patient care staff by performing the following procedures: wound care, splinting, and EKG's.
Provides patient care that may relate to rehabilitation to carry out multidisciplinary care plan for each patient.
Provides unit desk clerk functions when needed.
Obtains and maintains the integrity of specimens in accordance with policy and procedure, according to physician order.
Uses two patient identifiers with proper labeling.
Blood glucose monitoring.
Urine and stoolSputumiStat testing.
Assist with transporting patients into and out of the department to other areas of the hospital for tests.
Will transport medications to and from pharmacy and within the unit along with transporting blood products to and from Blood Bank.
Assists patients with daily activities including undressing and dressing as well as lifting and positioning them to complete certain procedures.
Staff have access to non-controlled medications storage and supply areas and can transport non-controlled medications as necessary to meet the needs of the clinic and unit.
Coordinate relations between care providers, patients, and visitors.
Promotes a caring and healing environment for patient-centered care.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
This is a full time position
(3) 12 hour shifts weekly, 7:00am - 7:30pm
Pay rates begin at $15.00 hourly (negotiable based on experience level)
Geisinger is proud to offer:
Up to $3/hr shift differentials for evening, nights and weekend shifts
Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance and 401k plans that starts day one of employment
MyHealth Rewards wellness program to enhance personal health and reduce health plan premiums for qualified individuals
Up to $5000 in tuition reimbursement per year
$40k in financial support to become a Registered Nurse
Robust PTO plan in addition to six paid holidays and 32 hours of personal time per year
Competitive 401k plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions starting day one of employment
Paid parental leave and military leave
Fertility and adoption support
On the job training and education
Shared governance structure that empowers our nursing support staff
Professional opportunities for growth and advancement
Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated nursing leaders
Community involvement through our Employee Resource Groups
Employee referral incentive program
Please contact Dana Katz @DKatz@geisinger.edu for additional information regarding this opportunity.
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body
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