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Mental Health Technician - Behavioral Health - FT Nights

Company: Catholic Health Initiative
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: November 23, 2019

Job Description:

Position Type: Regular Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80 Primary Location: AR > LITTLE ROCK > ST VINCENT INFIRMARY JOB SUMMARY: In accordance with our mission and core values, the mental health technician participates on the patient care team by providing quality direct patient care which includes but is not limited to maintenance of therapeutic milieu, provision of a safe, supportive environment and monitoring and assisting patients with activities of daily living under the direction of the RN. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. COMMUNICATION Utilizes effective, healthy verbal and non-verbal communication Identifies self and role to others in a professional manner. Ensures that communication in the presence of the patient is patient-related Notifies the RN of abnormal vital signs, I & Os, or changes in the patient condition. Utilizes communication techniques learned in CPI to de-escalate situations Maintains confidentiality and dignity of patients 2. PATIENT CARE Follows individualized patient treatment plan Assists patients to comply with unit rules, including attendance at activities and group therapy Maintains a safe environment Performs at prescribed intervals safety checks on assigned patients and documents checks Promotes safety boundaries for patient at risk for violence. Confronts inappropriate patient behavior and redirects patient conversation and activity Under the direction of the MD and/or the RN, assists with physically removing patient from area to promote safety of patient and others when necessary Monitors patient visitation and assists in screening visitors for contraband Promotes patient independence and assists with ADL's as needed by individual patient Contributes to the plan of care and evaluation of the plan 3. MANAGEMENT OF SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT Maintains supplies and equipment to facilitate the delivery of patient care. Completes maintenance requests for damaged equipment or facility. Stores supplies and equipment properly to promote environmental safety 4. DOCUMENTATION Documents ADLs, vital signs, and I & Os according to the plan of care. Documents meals and snacks As assigned, documents refrigerator/freezer temperature and unit quality controls. Documents location and behavior of assigned patients every 15 minutes. Documents contraband and patient belongings. 5. EDUCATION Provides patient education at a level that the patient can comprehend Participates in creating positive experiences for students. Facilitate group therapies. 6. FLEXIBILITY Demonstrates flexibility in accomplishing work tasks. Demonstrates healthy adaptation to changing dynamics on the unit DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: High School Diploma, GED, Metropolitan Test, or Equivalent. Basic Medical Terminology. Experience: At least 1 years of previous psychiatric experience preferred. Physical Requirements: This job requires, at various times, the following physical activities; climbing, balancing, stopping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, carrying, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, feeling, seeing, talking, and hearing. The individual in this position may be required to carry or lift weight of up to 50 lbs. and push/pull 100-150 lbs. Individuals in this position could possibly be exposed to inside/outside environmental conditions, blood borne pathogens and body fluids, chemical hazards, respiratory hazards and radiological hazards. Required to participate in physical de-escalation with patients as needed. Skills: Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association. Must possess demonstrated communication skills, excellent customer service skills and ability to deal effectively with multi-disciplinary team members/patients/significant others and physicians. Must complete Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) within 90 days of hire. Ability to critically think and problem solve. Physical and mental health, emotional maturity and interpersonal competence Additional Information * Requisition ID: 2019-R0255761 * Schedule: Full-time * Shift: Night Job * Market: CHI St. Vincent

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