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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE - Department of Health & Human Services MENTAL HEALTH WORKER IV, 3rd SHIFT #8T3017(Job Id 20213) in Concord, New Hampshire

MENTAL HEALTH WORKER IV, 3RD SHIFT #8T3017 (JOB ID: 20213)Location: US:NH:CONCORDCategory: ENFORCEMENTPROTECT andINSTITUTIONEmployment Type:Post Date: 03/31/2021Close Date:Salary: 36,129.600-49,878.400 USDiState of New Hampshire Job PostingDepartment of Health and Human ServicesNEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL(Acute Psychiatric Facility)36 Clinton Street, Concord NH 03301MENTAL HEALTH WORKER IVPosition #8T30173rdiShiftFull-Time, Unit EiLabor Grade 153rd Shift Differential $.75/hr.Plus Direct Care $5.00 per weekii*See total compensation information at the bottom of announcementiThe State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services, New Hampshire Hospital is recruiting for a full time Mental Health Worker IV.This position is subject to renew every year.Summary:Acts as a functional supervisor/mentor to the Mental Health Worker Trainee i III Unit positions. Under the direction of the Nursing Coordinator or charge nurse, provides specialized services involved in the care and counseling of patients with the most difficult problems; carries out assigned tasks and participates in providing direct patient care as part of the health care team, and in support of a therapeutic milieu, within the scope of defined practice.Responsibilities:i Demonstrates ability to establish therapeutic alliances, serves as a liaison between various hospital-based medical/rehabilitative disciplines that are critical in assisting patients in meeting their basic personal needs and to work toward their recovery-oriented treatment goals. Engages patients in a group or with 1:1 activities, provides prompting, and reinforces behavioral and educational treatment goals.i Engages patients in therapeutic activities, managing their symptoms and working towards treatment goals. Participates in and may supervise specialized treatment activities such as behavior modification, recreation therapy, activity therapy, and re-motivation programs. Collaborates with the Charge Nurse to maintain a safe environment and to plan and execute crisis management interventions during behavioral emergencies; makes recommendations to policies and procedures as needed.i Provides supervision, training, orientation, assistance, and guidance to lower level Mental Health Worker staff during work shifts, including: ensuring quality and completeness of assignments, reviewing work, providing input and communication about appropriate treatment goals/activities in performing primary patient care and unit maintenance, and promoting consistent and timely implementation of treatment needs and interventions.i Acts as a role model and preceptor for other Mental Health Workers. Provides Nursing Coordinator/designee with input regarding performance evaluations, need for further training and disciplinary action involving Mental Health Workers I-III.i Maintains basic records and case notes which are used for treatment and work management purposes; compiles unit notes regarding individuals and groups of patients/residents/clients, ensures adequate documentation is provided in accordance with agency policy. Orders needed supplies for team and unit/house operations. May provide review of notes for lower level Mental Health Workers to ensure consistency and to provide recommendations for improvementi Escorts and supervises patients at appointments, hearings, home placements, and other activities as necessary, ensuring that patient safety is maintained.i Maintains safe body mechanics while participating in physically demanding, unpredictable and potentially hazardous patient care situations; for example: safely transports physically aggressive patients.i Performs simple somatic interventions, safety checks, observation levels, i.e., vital signs, weights, intake and output. Appropriately and accurately documents and reports all pertinent patient care data.ii Takes and records vital signs and reports results to nurse or Component Director/Resident Services Director for positions assigned to Transitional Housin