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Mental Health Technician

Job Description


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.


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..          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-MA-Worcester
Employment Type Full-Time/Part-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
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Company Overview

Hospital for Behavioral Medicine

Hospital for Behavioral Medicine will be a behavioral hospital that will provide specialized acute care for behavioral health and addiction treatment. Hospital for Behavioral Medicine 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-MA-Worcester
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Hospital for Behavioral Medicine
Company:
US-MA-Worcester
Location:
Full-Time/Part-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Health Care
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Job Description


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.


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..          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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