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Mount Sinai

Mental Health Associate 

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Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Mental Health Associate is an individual who functions in both a support and collaborative role with the Registered Professional Nurse by providing direct care to individual and to groups of psychiatric patients within the Psychiatry Care Center.


  • Organize and implement group activities in conjunction with the unit program and other staff. Participate in clinical specialty performance improvement activities
  • Escorts patient to required activities, such as court hearings. Facilitates the patient’s transition toward discharge.
  • Provides direct physical care, and/or one to one observation to selected patients under supervision
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of desired effects and side effects of psychotropic medication.
  • Reports pertinent information and observations regarding patients, families and visitors. Communicates information and basic instructions to patients, families and visitors
  • Obtains and records blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respiration rate in accordance with hospital policy. Document care administered according to policy.
  • Assists patients with activities of daily living including feeding, bathing, ambulation and mobilization and application of mechanical safeguards.
  • Demonstrates safe use of equipment, safety precautions in all aspects of patient care activities (e.g. restraints applications, transportation)
  • Demonstrates awareness of the effect of the physiological changes (decrease vision, hearing and speaking) when utilizing verbal / written skills to communicate with the elderly
  • Selects toys and play room activities consistent with the age and development stage of the child/adolescent patient. Maintains cleanliness of toys
  • Assists on restraining patients and providing monitoring and comfort of those patients in restraint
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned area
  • Recognizes changes in a patient’s mental status, sharing findings with the primary nurse.
  • Participate in Interdisciplinary Treatment Team meetings as assigned. Attends nursing care conferences. Establish and foster collegial, therapeutic relationships with peers, support staff and other disciplines.
  • Performs environmental / patient safety rounds and implements a higher level of observation in emergencies. Immediately reports any need for increased observation to the clinical nurse for further assessment.
  • Demonstrate therapeutic skills in crisis intervention. Demonstrate basic knowledge of DSM-IV diagnoses.
  • Performs phlebotomy, EKG and other procedures, as assigned.

Education Requirements:

Associates degree or equivalent

Experience Requirements:

Prior healthcare experience with demonstrated competency in a psychiatric setting preferred.

Certification Requirements:

BLS certification

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are key drivers for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education, and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together. We invite you to participate actively as a part of the Mount Sinai Health System team by:

  • Using a lens of equity in all aspects of patient care delivery, education, and research to promote policies and practices to allow opportunities for all to thrive and reach their potential
  • Serving as a role model confronting racist, sexist, or other inappropriate actions by speaking up, challenging exclusionary organizational practices, and standing side-by-side in support of colleagues who experience discrimination
  • Inspiring and fostering an environment of anti-racist behaviors among and between departments and co-workers
  • We work hard to acquire and retain the best people and to create an inclusive, welcoming and nurturing work environment where all feel they are valued, belong, and are able to professionally advance. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, contribute to the patient experience and quality of patient care.

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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.

The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai Morningside ( Formerly St Luke’s), and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans


The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) provides a salary range to comply with the New York City Law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements. The salary range for the role is $24.25 – $25.55 Hourly. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors, including experience, education, and hospital need. The salary range or contractual rate listed does not include bonuses/incentive, differential pay or other forms of compensation or benefits.

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