CNA-2 – Mental Health Assistant 1 >> job – Asante – Medford, OR

CNA-2 – Mental Health Assistant 1 >>


26 reviews

Medford, OR

$15.21 – $17.11 an hour
– Part-time

40 Hour OT Rule – OT paid after 40 worked hours in a week

Part Time Benefited 40 hrs/pay period

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center , located in Medford, Oregon, is a 378-bed regional referral and trauma center featuring the latest medical technology and clinical expertise. The hospital team delivers nationally recognized heart and stroke care, orthopedic services, cancer care, and diabetes care, as well as a comprehensive range of key services including neurology and neurosurgery, bariatric surgery, rehabilitation services, the region’s only neonatal intensive care unit, home care and hospice services, and the only hospital-based sleep center in Southern Oregon .

At Asante we believe that we are defined by our values – the traits that guide us as we serve patients and the community:

Excellence – Respect – Honesty – Service – Teamwork

The Mental Health Assistant I – CNA 2 for Behavioral Health Services assists in maintaining, restoring, and promoting patient’s health through the application of psychiatric-mental health nursing principles as directed by a registered nurse (RN ). The Mental Health Assistant facilitates psychoeducational and recreational groups, but does not lead group therapy. Specific duties include:

Collecting data, making observations, and reporting conditions/changes to the RN based on symptoms, psychosocial and age specific needs.

Providing input into the multidisciplinary treatment plans for patients and implementing care based on these plans.

Documenting patients’ response to nursing care and significant events consistent with established charting standards.

Intervening in critical and/or life threatening situations effectively and coordinating resources for an effective response.

Education: Documentation of continuing education in the Health Sciences.

Licensure/Certification: CNA 2 – Acute Care licensed by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) required. Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider (BLS) certified by the American Heart Association also required upon start.

Nationally Certified Psychiatric Technician (NCPT) by the American Association of Psychiatric Technicians (AAPT) is preferred .

Experience: No experience required, however 1 year mental health experience or equivalent is preferred . Experience in an acute care mental health setting also preferred .

Working Environment /Physical Requirements: This position requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis – for example to transfer a patient in and out of a bed. The ability to bend, stretch, twist and perform other awkward physical movements is also required. To be placed in this position applicants must pass a physical functional screening. This position works in a high stress level environment – emotional stability and maximum output of emotional energy is essential.

26 reviews

At Asante, our top priority is our patients. We believe each person we reach must be treated with compassion, dignity, honesty, and skill….

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