Mental Health Worker (Eating Disorders Unit)
Baltimore, MD 
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Posted 29 days ago
Job Description
The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt is comprised of an adult unit with 22 beds and a child and adolescent unit with 11 beds.  The Center for Eating Disorders is located in a specially designed and elegantly appointed setting for patients with complex eating disorders. A team of Board Certified Psychiatrists coordinate a multi-disciplinary team of experienced professionals including nurses, licensed clinical social workers, registered dieticians, expressive arts therapists and psychologists. Medical problems are closely monitored by a panel of carefully selected consulting specialists. The Center for Eating Disorders is located on Sheppard Pratt's main campus in Towson (Baltimore County).

As a Mental Health Worker you will:
  • Under close supervision of the Registered Nurse, participate in the planning and evaluation of patient needs based on patient behaviors.
  • Provide direct patient care services in accordance with the treatment plan and under the direction of a professional nurse.
  • Assist in providing a safe and therapeutic environment according to established policies and procedures.

Requirements:
  • HS Diploma/GED.  Human Services related degree or past direct care or related experience strongly preferred.
  • Must be available to work every other weekend (Saturday & Sunday).
  • Must be available to attend 7 day mandatory clinical orientation training: Thursday, Friday and the following Monday through Friday (excluding Saturday & Sunday), 8:00am-4:30pm each day.
  • In addition to the 7 day clinical orientation, you will be required to complete a 4 week unit orientation.  During this time you will be required to work 3 day shifts per week.
     

 

Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Hours per Week
32-40
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1 year
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