Date Opened: 2023-11-03

Mental Health Companion

Multiple openings, PRN/Casual, 0-19 hours a week, hourly, non-benefited position. 

Chadron Community Hospital & Health Services is seeking individuals to for Mental Health Companion roles. A Mental Health Companion acts as an adjunct to the acute care staff to perform required visual checks/surveillance of a psych observation room patients’ well-being while in emergency psych observation. 

As a Mental Health Companion, you will: 

  • Maintain constant visual surveillance of the individuals’ well-being in psych observation with documentation.
  • Documents on required forms, noting significant events or occurrences.
  • Communicate to nursing staff any concerning patient behaviors (violent, threatening, or self-destructive), or noted changes in behavior.
  • Stays alert for and communicates to nursing staff if sees:
    • Matches, cigarettes, or lighters in a patient room.
    • Non-disposable eating utensils
    • Telephone calls
    • Visitors or any other environmental factors that could pose potential risk of harm.
    • Any other environmental factor that could pose potential risk of harm.
  • Observes from outside patient room whenever hospital staff enters room.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of patient or hospital information.
  • Does not attempt to calm, counsel, or hold conversations with patient.
  • With nursing staff’s permission, may provide minor services such as getting books or water and delivering to patient as long as the patient is not left alone.
  • Utilizes tact and discretion in dealing with various work situations.
  • Adheres to instructions issued by clinical staff, and to established hospital policies and procedures.
  • Take part in quality/safety/ infection control improvement initiatives projects by observing/reporting/engaging/resolving any concerns or issues.
  • Complete annual required Relias education.
  • Must be available for a minimum of 6 hours per shift.
  • Complete Mental Health Companion training. 

 You may be a good fit if you have: 

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Maintains confidentiality and understands HIPAA.


We would like to welcome you to our team! We would like to welcome you to our team! 

Pre-employment drug screen and background check upon conditional job offer required.


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