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Mental Health Worker (MHW) in Van Nuys at Southern California Hospitals

Date Posted: 3/28/2019

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    Van Nuys
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Job Description

Mental Health Worker (MHW)

We are hospitals and affiliated medical groups, working closely together for the benefit of every person who comes to us for care. We build comprehensive networks of quality healthcare services that are designed to offer our patients highly coordinated, personalized care and help them live healthier lives. Through collaboration, we strive to provide all of our patients and medical group members with the quality, affordable healthcare they need and deserve.

The Mental Health Worker (MHW) is responsible for establishing a therapeutic relationship with patients and facilitates the maintenance of a therapeutic environment by providing supportive services to individuals with serious mental disabilities in a 24-hour residential setting; documenting services provided in the resident’s electronic health record and facility log; providing crisis intervention services as needed; occasional transport of residents.

Job Responsibilities/Duties

  • Monitors patient’s whereabouts at all times, and documents specific targeted behaviors during activities.
  • Facilitates and ensures patient attendance at activities.
  • Observes, reports and documents physical complaints.
  • May be responsible for admitting, transferring and discharging specific patients as assigned.
  • Orients new patients to the unit.
  • Provides direct patient care as assigned by licensed staff.


Minimum Education: Usual education and experience needed for satisfactory performance is High School Graduate or equivalent work experience.

Minimum Experience: Minimum one (1) year experience in adult and/or adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit preferred.

Req. Certification/Licensure: Current American Heart Association (BLS) Certification. Current CPI or MAB certification.

Employee Value Proposition

Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., is guided by a diverse and highly experienced leadership core. This group maintains the vision that has made Prospect a needed difference-maker in the lives of so many patients today, and many executives contribute to our continued efforts. As a member of our highly effective team of professionals you will receive:

  • Company 401K
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Paid time-off
  • Life insurance

How to Apply

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We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources.

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Keywords: Mental Health Services, Specialist, Mental Illness, Support Worker.