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PM Mental Health Technician (3p-11p)

Job Description

The Mental Health Technician functions as an active part of the treatment team, providing continuous patient care, supervision, interaction, and role modeling to patients ranging in age from preschool through geriatrics depending on which unit worked. MHT's work under the direction of a Registered Nurse.


STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE


Assessment



1.                   Take and record vital signs properly.



2.                   Utilize sound judgment during assessment and observe and documents any changes in a patient's
appearance, behavior or ability to work toward treatment plan goals.



3.                   Communicate changes in patient's condition to the charge nurse.



Treatment Planning



1.                    Follow the therapeutic interventions outlined by the treatment team for each patient.



2.                    Ensure awareness of patient's individualized plan of care including goals and interventions.



3.                    Provide information to the charge nurse that assists in the development and revision of the
treatment plan.



4.                    Document the treatment plan, nursing interventions and the patient's response to the intervention.



 Intervention



Ensure intervention is based on the patient's plan of care.



1.                   Employ appropriate crisis intervention techniques as needed.



2.                   Employ facility approved Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior (CPI/PMAB) techniques as
necessary.



3.                    Assist patients through the discharge process.



4.                    Assist patients with personal hygiene and activities of daily living.


Milieu Management



1.                    Comply with the established policies and procedures requiring a safe, clean and therapeutic
environment.



2.                    Practice universal precautions and environmental safety guidelines.



3.                    Recognize and respond to priorities in patient care responsibilities.



4.                    Supervise and assist patients in all patient areas.



5.                    Check patients for contraband and manage the patient's valuables and belongings.



6.                    Report potential crisis situations to the nurse in charge and responds in an appropriate fashion.



7.                    Ensure patient safety through continuous supervision of patient.



8.                    Establish and maintain a professional therapeutic relationship with patients.


Teaching



1.                    Teach the patient proper hygiene and ensure adherence to hygiene methods.



2.                   Carry out teaching activities identified in the treatment plan under the supervision of the RN
Manager.



3.                   Model and teach appropriate social skills.



4.                   Re-enforce the importance of medication compliance, and monitor activity of compliance.



5.                   Orient patients to their unit and program, providing continuous guidance as needed.



Performance



1.              Assume responsibilities for the completion of all patient care responsibilities and other assigned
duties.



2.              Act as the patient's advocate and assure that patient's rights are upheld.



3.              Comply with established measures for infection control, OSHA regulations, and risk management.



4.              Comply with the Employee Code of Ethics.



5.              Adhere to all facility and personnel policies and procedures.



6.              Participate in continuous Performance Improvement activities.



Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS



Education: High School Degree or equivalent preferred; or Certified Nursing Assistant preferred;



Degree from an accredited college or university in social work, recreational therapy or appropriate therapeutic discipline.



Experience:  One year of related experience, with a knowledge of psychiatric patient care techniques with understanding of mental illness, preferred.



Licensure:   Must maintain a valid driver's license in the applicable state.



Additional Requirements: Successful completion CPR certification and Management of Aggressive Behavior training to within 90 days of employment prior to assisting with restraining procedures. May be required to work overtime and flexible hours.

Job Snapshot

Location US-IL-New Lenox
Employment Type Full-Time/Part-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
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Company Overview

Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital

Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital will be a behavioral hospital that will provide specialized acute care for behavioral health and addiction treatment. Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital will offer a full continuum of specialized, evidence-based behavioral health services to adolescents, adults and senior adults. Inpatient, day hospital and intensive outpatient programs will be provided and as a community service, the hospital will provide mental health assessments 24/7, at no charge. Learn More

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US-IL-New Lenox
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Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital
Company:
US-IL-New Lenox
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Employment Type:
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Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
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Job Description

The Mental Health Technician functions as an active part of the treatment team, providing continuous patient care, supervision, interaction, and role modeling to patients ranging in age from preschool through geriatrics depending on which unit worked. MHT's work under the direction of a Registered Nurse.


STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE


Assessment



1.                   Take and record vital signs properly.



2.                   Utilize sound judgment during assessment and observe and documents any changes in a patient's
appearance, behavior or ability to work toward treatment plan goals.



3.                   Communicate changes in patient's condition to the charge nurse.



Treatment Planning



1.                    Follow the therapeutic interventions outlined by the treatment team for each patient.



2.                    Ensure awareness of patient's individualized plan of care including goals and interventions.



3.                    Provide information to the charge nurse that assists in the development and revision of the
treatment plan.



4.                    Document the treatment plan, nursing interventions and the patient's response to the intervention.



 Intervention



Ensure intervention is based on the patient's plan of care.



1.                   Employ appropriate crisis intervention techniques as needed.



2.                   Employ facility approved Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior (CPI/PMAB) techniques as
necessary.



3.                    Assist patients through the discharge process.



4.                    Assist patients with personal hygiene and activities of daily living.


Milieu Management



1.                    Comply with the established policies and procedures requiring a safe, clean and therapeutic
environment.



2.                    Practice universal precautions and environmental safety guidelines.



3.                    Recognize and respond to priorities in patient care responsibilities.



4.                    Supervise and assist patients in all patient areas.



5.                    Check patients for contraband and manage the patient's valuables and belongings.



6.                    Report potential crisis situations to the nurse in charge and responds in an appropriate fashion.



7.                    Ensure patient safety through continuous supervision of patient.



8.                    Establish and maintain a professional therapeutic relationship with patients.


Teaching



1.                    Teach the patient proper hygiene and ensure adherence to hygiene methods.



2.                   Carry out teaching activities identified in the treatment plan under the supervision of the RN
Manager.



3.                   Model and teach appropriate social skills.



4.                   Re-enforce the importance of medication compliance, and monitor activity of compliance.



5.                   Orient patients to their unit and program, providing continuous guidance as needed.



Performance



1.              Assume responsibilities for the completion of all patient care responsibilities and other assigned
duties.



2.              Act as the patient's advocate and assure that patient's rights are upheld.



3.              Comply with established measures for infection control, OSHA regulations, and risk management.



4.              Comply with the Employee Code of Ethics.



5.              Adhere to all facility and personnel policies and procedures.



6.              Participate in continuous Performance Improvement activities.



Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS



Education: High School Degree or equivalent preferred; or Certified Nursing Assistant preferred;



Degree from an accredited college or university in social work, recreational therapy or appropriate therapeutic discipline.



Experience:  One year of related experience, with a knowledge of psychiatric patient care techniques with understanding of mental illness, preferred.



Licensure:   Must maintain a valid driver's license in the applicable state.



Additional Requirements: Successful completion CPR certification and Management of Aggressive Behavior training to within 90 days of employment prior to assisting with restraining procedures. May be required to work overtime and flexible hours.

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