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Mental Health Technician - Behavioral Health - PRN

Company: CHI St. Vincent
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: November 9, 2019

Job Description:

Position Type: PRN
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 0
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

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-R0255274
  • Schedule: Part-time
  • Market: CHI St. Vincent

Keywords: CHI St. Vincent, Little Rock , Mental Health Technician - Behavioral Health - PRN, Professions , Little Rock, Arkansas

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