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Mental Health Aide Job

Job Number: NH13976

Job Title: Mental Health Aide

Department: Behavioral Health - 1302145

Facility: Newport Hospital

Location: Newport, RI

Requires a knowledge of basic anatomy, physiology, and basic nursing care functions. Successful completion of a certified Nursing Assistant Program and Nursing Assistant Registration by the State of Rhode Island, and current CPR certification or a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field required.


Performs direct and indirect nursing care services under the direction of a Registered Nurse, to meet the biophysical, psychosocial and environmental needs of patients and to promote the recovery of patients. Provides psychiatric intervention and appropriate medical attention for patients requiring care in voluntary and involuntary situations, under the direction of the Registered Nurse to promote the recovery of patients.