The Mental health Technician is responsible for performing delegated assignments to meet the age specific physical, social, and behavioral needs of the patients. The MHT provides routine non-acute physical, behavioral, and mental care to the patient on the milieu under the direction of licensed staff.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Must be a high school graduate or general education degree. Experience in direct patient care and/or completion of Nursing Assistant training/previous psychiatric experience preferred.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in many different situations.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must be able to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively communicate with the nurse supervisor, nurse, peers, clinicians, and physicians.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and multiply and divide simple numbers. Must be able to gauge and understand temperature and other vital signs dealing with numerical information.
The physical demand as described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable the individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands; use fingers; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear; and requires close vision. The employee is
occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee may participate in physical restraint of patients.
The employee may participate in physical restraint of patients..
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.