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Mental Health Tech/CNA

Job Description

Rutherford Regional Health System

Mental Health Technician (MHT) team members must be passionate about providing the highest level of care and service to our patients. MHT team members are direct patient care providers responsible for positive role modeling, crisis intervention, and patient safety. Assists in the delivery of direct patient care under the supervision of the Registered Nurse. Communicates and collaborates with care team members in implementing the plan of care to meet individualized and developmental patient care outcomes. Utilizes information to continuously improve patient care and practice to enhance outcomes. Partners with Registered Nurse to create a professional development plan to provide employee with the necessary skills to deliver up-to date patient care.

Essential Functions

Assists patients with tending to personal care and activities of daily living, including but not limited to bathing, grooming, eating, and ambulation.
Answers call lights and responds to patients' needs appropriately and promptly.
Assists with keeping patient rooms and common areas stocked, clean and orderly.
Collects and documents patient information as needed (including weight and vital signs).
Reports abnormal findings or changes in physical, mental, and emotional conditions to nursing staff.
Performs basic patient care activities as delegated and supervised by an RN, including monitoring vital signs, possibly taking blood glucose measurements, and recording intake and output.
Transfers, moves and repositions patients as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services Related Field preferred.

 Required Skills
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.


Required Skills
Certifications:
Basic Life Support (BLS) required.
Handle with Care within 3 months of hire.


Required Skills
Licenses: Current NC Certified Nursing Assistant certification

Minimum Work Experience
Computer skills, previous EMR experience preferred.
Medical Technology preferred


LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Job Snapshot

Location US-NC-Rutherfordton
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
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Company Overview

Rutherford Regional Health System

Rutherford Regional Medical Center is a 143-bed acute care facility which offers a broad array of inpatient and outpatient care. Rutherford Regional is dedicated to providing patients with a full range of services to meet your healthcare needs. We provide our services in a caring, professional environment through the teamwork of our medical staff and employees. Learn More

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Rutherford Regional Health System
Company:
US-NC-Rutherfordton
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Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Health Care
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Job Description

Rutherford Regional Health System

Mental Health Technician (MHT) team members must be passionate about providing the highest level of care and service to our patients. MHT team members are direct patient care providers responsible for positive role modeling, crisis intervention, and patient safety. Assists in the delivery of direct patient care under the supervision of the Registered Nurse. Communicates and collaborates with care team members in implementing the plan of care to meet individualized and developmental patient care outcomes. Utilizes information to continuously improve patient care and practice to enhance outcomes. Partners with Registered Nurse to create a professional development plan to provide employee with the necessary skills to deliver up-to date patient care.

Essential Functions

Assists patients with tending to personal care and activities of daily living, including but not limited to bathing, grooming, eating, and ambulation.
Answers call lights and responds to patients' needs appropriately and promptly.
Assists with keeping patient rooms and common areas stocked, clean and orderly.
Collects and documents patient information as needed (including weight and vital signs).
Reports abnormal findings or changes in physical, mental, and emotional conditions to nursing staff.
Performs basic patient care activities as delegated and supervised by an RN, including monitoring vital signs, possibly taking blood glucose measurements, and recording intake and output.
Transfers, moves and repositions patients as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services Related Field preferred.

 Required Skills
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.


Required Skills
Certifications:
Basic Life Support (BLS) required.
Handle with Care within 3 months of hire.


Required Skills
Licenses: Current NC Certified Nursing Assistant certification

Minimum Work Experience
Computer skills, previous EMR experience preferred.
Medical Technology preferred


LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
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