Mental Health Technician - Behavioral Health - PRN
Company: CHI St. Vincent
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: November 9, 2019
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.
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
Notifies the RN of abnormal vital signs, I & Os, or changes in the
Utilizes communication techniques learned in CPI to de-escalate
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
Promotes patient independence and assists with ADL?s as needed by
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
Completes maintenance requests for damaged equipment or
Stores supplies and equipment properly to promote environmental
Documents ADLs, vital signs, and I & Os according to the plan of
Documents meals and snacks
As assigned, documents refrigerator/freezer temperature and unit
Documents location and behavior of assigned patients every 15
Documents contraband and patient belongings.
Provides patient education at a level that the patient can
Participates in creating positive experiences for students.
Facilitate group therapies.
Demonstrates flexibility in accomplishing work tasks.
Demonstrates healthy adaptation to changing dynamics on the
Education: High School Diploma, GED, Metropolitan Test, or
Equivalent. Basic Medical Terminology.
Experience: At least 1 years of previous psychiatric experience
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
- 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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