1+ months

Mental Health Technician - PRN (as needed) - (110345)

Universal Health Services
Greer, SC 29650
  • Job Code
    110345

Looking for a career that is rewarding both personally and professionally?

The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health is South Carolinas leader in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and substance use disorder services. Conveniently located off of I-85 at exit 56 in Greer, our team of 300+ high-quality employees describe working here as like family, supportive, and life-changing. Our registered nurses, mental health technicians, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and therapists serve hundreds of adults, senior adults, and adolescents each month with the common goal of bringing hope back to their lives. There is meaning in this work and thats why many of our employees say they found their calling at The Carolina Center. Find out more at www.thecarolinacenter.com.

We are currently looking for Mental Health Technicians to join our team of dedicated professionals.

SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES: To provide direct patient care under the supervision of an RN to adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. To ensure the safety and well-being of these patients and to support the maintenance of therapeutic milieu.

JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Mental Health Technician _____________________________________________________

REPORTS TO: Nursing Supervisor, Unit Coordinator and/or DON

STATUS: Non-Exempt

SUPERVISES: No Direct Reports

SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES: To provide direct patient care under the supervision of an RN to adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. To ensure the safety and well being of these patients and to support the maintenance of therapeutic milieu.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Conducts 15 minute rounds on patients.

Assist patients who are prone to fall when walking or sitting.

Participate in restraint and seclusion of patients when required.

Push patients in wheelchairs when required.

Supports facility service excellence standards.

Complies with facility safety, infection control and security program.

Maintains desirable pattern of attendance, punctuality, and productivity.

Maintains a safe, orderly, and therapeutic physical environment for patients.

Carries patient luggage.

Assist patients if an emergency evacuation is required.

Give baths to patients and change patients briefs.

Participate in implementing patients treatment plans by; (a) monitoring patients progress; (b) communicating information regarding patients behavior to other members of treatment team; (c) maintains communication with patient, family members and referral sources in patients interest; (d) facilitates or co-facilitates didactic groups, community meetings, or drug or alcohol education groups; (e) encouraging and facilitating patients participation in therapeutic activities; (f) supervising patients to ensure their safety and their involvement in treatment; (g) providing input during shift report.

Attends mandatory training

Maintain patient, program, department and related documentation.

Participates in treatment planning: (a) helps identify patients problems, needs and strengths; (b) suggesting modifications to treatment plan based on observations of patients behavior; (c) providing input into discharge planning.

Accompany patients as assigned (i.e. take patients cafeteria, smoke breaks, etc).

Help maintain the therapeutic milieu on the unit, including, but not limited to, to facilitation of community groups

Orient new patients to unit program and milieu.

Carry out general nursing care assistance, appropriate to the patient population as assigned and supervised by nurse in charge.

Carry out clerical and administrative assignment to support patient care and department and organization operations.

Participates in activities which enhance development of professional knowledge and skills.

Demonstrates conduct in keeping with CCBHs ethical standards.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS AT ENTRY:

High school level reading and writing skills. Acceptable oral and written communication skills/ legible handwriting skills. Ability to maintain information as highly confidential. Professional telephone etiquette and customer service skills by phone and face to face are critical. Certification as nursing assistant or patient care technician and/or familiarity with medical and psychological terminology preferred. Skills in dealing courteously with the public and other staff within the organization. A basic knowledge of human behavior or principles of psychology will be very useful as well as skills in prioritizing and in managing time.

In the absence of any of these qualifications upon hire, employee must demonstrate the ability to learn these concepts and develop these skills within a reasonable time frame via the organizations orientation and training program.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

Telephone, Shower/Bath, Audio-visual equipment, EKG machine, Thermometer, Refrigerator, Radio, Blood Pressure Cuff, Vitals machine, Housekeeping and supplies, Copy Machine, Physical Restraints, First Aid items, and Shredder

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENT OF THE JOB:

Ability to exercise self-control in potentially volatile situation such as being verbally or physically confronted in a threatening or aggressive manner. Must be able to work and concentrate amidst distractions such as noise, conversation and foot traffic. Ability to handle interruptions often and be able to move from one task to another. Must be flexible and not easily frustrated in dealing with differences of opinions. Able to assist in patient restraints and seclusions.

Ability to stop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, and be able to perceive the attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature, and/or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of the fingertips. Ability to express and exchange ideas via spoken work during activities in which they must convey detain or important spoken instructions to others accurately, sometimes quickly and loudly. Hearing to perceive the nature of sound with no less than 40 db loss @ Hz,1000 Hz, and 2000 Hz with or without correction; ability to perceive detailed information through oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sound. Perform repetitive motions with wrists, hands and fingers.

Individual must be able to exert up to 100 pounds of force and the able to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Work required a minimum standard of visual acuity with or without correction that will enable people in the role to complete administrative and clerical tasks and visually observe patients on the unit and in therapeutic activities. While worker may possible be subjected to temperature changes, the worker is generally not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions as the work is predominantly inside.

The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health is a part of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) , one of the Nation's largest and most respected hospital companies. UHS owns and operates through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS ranks on the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations with over 74,000 employees, and is consistently listed among Fortune's "Most Admired Companies" and one of the 30 Most Meaningful Companies To Work For in America by Business Insider.

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Posted: 2019-11-07 Expires: 2020-03-19

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