Located on 14.5 park-like acres, Kahi Mohala's 88-bed facility is Hawaii's only private, freestanding psychiatric hospital. Kahi Mohala provides comprehensive behavioral health services for adults, adolescents and children experiencing problems with psychiatric disorders, depression, eating disorders, emotional disturbances and family relationship challenges. The buildings and grounds offer a complete residential environment with an emphasis on patient safety and security.
The Mental Health Specialist provides specialized care and direct supervision of the mentally ill adult, child and adolescent. This care is directed towards the optimal recovery and rehabilitation of the patient and is performed under the supervision of the RN Program Manager or designated RN in the milieu (unit day areas) and program activity areas.
The Mental Health Specialist may be assigned to transport patients on outings and/or appointments in the community. During this assignment, the driver is responsible for insuring safe transportation in the hospital vehicle and ensures a safe, supportive environment for the patient. The driver is also responsible for communicating to the clinical staff all relevant, pertinent information regarding the patient's mood, conversations, actions, etc. during transport.
Traffic violations and/or parking tickets must be immediately reported to the Hospital Operator upon return of the Company Vehicle's keys.
Performs other duties as required.
The incumbent reports to the RN Program Manager as does the RN and Unit Clerk. May receive functional guidance and work direction on a daily basis from the staff RN designated as the team leader.
This is an entry level position with the minimal education requirement of a high school diploma or GED. Certified Nurses Aide and/or six (6) months inpatient/outpatient experience required. Bachelor's degree in behavioral science preferred.
Prior experience working directly with mentally ill patients in a clinical setting required, ideally in an acute
psychiatric hospital is preferred. Additional specialized training or education in a relevant field such as
child development or counseling may be accepted.
Thorough understanding of emotional and behavioral problems preferred.
Must be familiar with the functions of hospitals, psychiatric facilities, mental health centers. Must have
demonstrated ability to function as an effective member of a team, i.e., interaction and vigilant
supervision of patients in the program activity area. Accurately obtains vital signs utilizing stethoscope,
sphygmomanometer and thermometer.
Valid driver's license is required.
Kahi Mohala Hospital, Hawaii
All Candidate Applications Accepted
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