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Mental Health Technician - Full Time

Palmdale Regional Greer, SC
  • Posted: October 11, 2019
  • Full-Time

JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE:                          Mental Health Technician

REPORTS TO:             Director of Nursing

STATUS:                     Non-Exempt

SUPERVISES:             No Direct Reports

 

 

SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES:  To provide direct patient care under the supervision of IOP Coordinator (Therapist) 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 patient's 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 patient's 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 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 CCBH's ethical standards.

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 CCBH's ethical standards.

Palmdale Regional

Address

Greer, SC
29650 USA

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