Providence St. Joseph Health

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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Mental Health Worker- Chemical Dependency in Laguna Beach, California

We are looking for a Mental Health Worker with Chemical Dependency

I/P Department at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center.

Location: Laguna Beach, CA

Schedule: Full-time 72 Biweekly Hour

Shift: 12 Hour Night Shift

Job Summary:

The Mental Health Worker serves as a member of the nursing team under the direct supervision of a registered nurse providing direct and indirect care. The Mental Health Worker is responsible for collecting and reporting of information to the supervising RN or Charge Nurse and completion of all patient care related tasks and documentation. Additional responsibilities include ADL’s, vital signs, patient observations/rounding and to observe safety risks throughout the unit. Consistently demonstrates behaviors that model the SJHS core values and the Hospital's mission statement and is proficient in required competencies.


  • Good verbal and written communication skills for regular contact with employees, patients and patient’s families

  • Positive interpersonal skills

  • Basic math and computer skills

  • Good organizational skills

  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology/anatomy

  • Ability to work with others in a flexible, cooperative manner.

  • Requires moderate mental application and concentration to handle varying procedures and interruptions

Position Requirements:

Education: High school diploma or GED

Experience: Six (6) months experience providing direct patient care as either a MHW, PCT, CNA or LPT in a behavioral health or chemical dependency inpatient, residential or outpatient program/unit.

License / Certification:

  • Crisis Prevention Certification upon hire or completed within first week of orientation

  • American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider BLS upon hire. Hires after 7/1/2019, require current CNA license or completion of first semester nursing program or current LPT (Licensed Psychiatric Technician) license.

Preferred Position Requirements:

Experience: One (1) year Behavioral Health experience or related experience.

Training: EKG Training

At Mission Hospital with locations in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, CA our core values of Dignity, Service, Excellence and Justice translate into an environment where the welfare of our patients always comes before the bottom line.As non-profit acute care facilities, we serve all of south Orange County.Mission Hospital Mission Viejo is a Level II Trauma Center and is the area's designated regional trauma center. We have Centers of Excellence in heart, maternity, trauma, breast care, spine, vascular, stroke and brain injury.Mission Hospital Laguna Beach provides local coastal communities with 24-hour emergency department services, medical/surgical services, behavioral health programs including inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency services and an outpatient eating disorder program.Mission Surgery Center performs approximately 4,500 annual surgeries and provides a safe and convenient outpatient setting. It is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care.We are a member of the St. Joseph Health System, one of only 12 winners worldwide of the Gallup Organization's Great Workplace Award, which recognizes an "extraordinary ability to create an engaged workplace culture"; we've received two Beacon Awards for clinical excellence and in 2012 we received Magnet Designation which recognizes hospitals for top patient care, quality nursing and innovations in nursing and healthcare. We offer a collegial work environment with competitive salaries and benefits.Mission Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mission Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Positions specified as “on call/per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center

Category: Behavioral Health