Mental Health Worker possessing in-depth knowledge of principles, methods and procedures for diagnosis and treatment.
Awarded the Distinguished Service Award in 2006 for my work at Hanna Pavilion,the Psychiatric Department at University Hospitals of Cleveland Ohio. Assisted the Nursing Leadership in the Teaching of Crisis Prevention classes.Facilitated Dialectical Behavioral Therapy groups with the assigned patient population.
Charted and recorded information in client files.Tracked client movement on and off the unit by documenting times and destinations of clients.Checked facility for open windows, locked doors, malfunctioning smoke detectors and other safety hazards.Effectively managed time and caseloads based on number of patients assigned.Quickly responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose.Documented all patient information including service plans,treatment reports and progress notes.Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills.Consulted with psychiatrists about client medication changes, issues with medicine compliance and efficacy of medications.Guided clients in understanding illnesses and treatment plans.Monitored patients prescribed psychotropic medications to assess the medications' effectiveness and side effects. Instructor in Crisis Prevention Classes for the Staff of University Hospital. The participants in the classes included Nurses,Social Workers and various employees of the Psych Department. Certified Instructor Training completed provided through the Crisis Prevention Institute in 2002. Facilitated Dialectical Behavior Therapy groups with the assigned patients. Assisted the Nursing staff with the providing of vital signs, weights,EkGs and the admission process.
Quickly responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose. Provided Direct Patient Care including Vital Signs, EKGs and Catheters.Tracked client movement on and off the unit by documenting times and destinations of clients.Charted and recorded information in client files and provided a clean environment. Provided Crisis Prevention Instruction to Psychiatric Residents (MD's) and the Psychiatric Staff. Initiated Coping Skills Groups at Hanna Pavilion. Assisted Physical and Occupational Therapists with patient care.
Tracked client movement on and off the unit by documenting times and destinations of clients.Checked facility for open windows, locked doors, malfunctioning smoke detectors and other safety hazards.Quickly responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose.Provided Vital Signs and Direct Patient Care as needed. Assisted Occupational,Musical and Recreational Therapists in group facilitation. Provided Coping Skills instruction to the assigned patient population.
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