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Mental Health Technician

Integrated Resources, Inc

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted April 24, 2021.

Job Title :- Mental Health Technician

Location :- Houston , TX

Duration :- 3 months

Shift : 8 hours (5 days ) (40 hours a week) day shift

 

Responsibilities:

  • Take and record vital signs properly.
  • 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.
  • Communicate changes in patient’s condition to the charge nurse.
  • Follow the therapeutic interventions outlined by the treatment team for each patient.
  • Ensure awareness of patient’s individualized plan of care including goals and interventions.
  • Provide information to the charge nurse that assists in the development and revision of the treatment plan.
  • Document the treatment plan, nursing interventions and the patient’s response to the intervention.
  • Ensure intervention is based on the patient’s plan of care.
  • Employ facility approved Handle with Care techniques as necessary.
  • Assist patients through the discharge process.
  • Assist patients with personal hygiene and activities of daily living.
  • Comply with the established policies and procedures requiring a safe, clean and therapeutic environment.
  • Practice universal precautions and environmental safety guidelines.
  • Recognize and respond to priorities in patient care responsibilities.
  • Supervise and assist patients in all patient areas.
  • Check patients for contraband and manage the patient’s valuables and belongings.
  • Report potential crisis situations to the nurse in charge and responds in an appropriate fashion.
  • Ensure patient safety through continuous supervision of patient.
  • Establish and maintain a professional therapeutic relationship with patients
  • Teach the patient proper hygiene and ensure adherence to hygiene methods.
  • Carry out teaching activities identified in the treatment plan under the supervision of the RN.
  • Model and teach appropriate social skills.
  • Re-enforce the importance of medication compliance, and monitor activity of compliance.
  • Orient patients to their unit and program, providing continuous guidance as needed.
  • Assume responsibilities for the completion of all patient care responsibilities and other
  • assigned duties.
  • Act as the patient’s advocate and assure that patient’s rights are upheld.
  • Comply with established measures for infection control, OSHA regulations, and risk management.
  • Comply with the Employee Code of Ethics.
  • Adhere to all facility and personnel policies and procedures.
  • Participate in continuous Performance Improvement activities.

Requirement:

  • Knowledge of all code procedures.
  • Knowledge of personal hygiene training techniques.
  • Knowledge of psychiatric care techniques.
  • Knowledge of aggressive behavior management techniques.
  • Thorough knowledge and training in CPR.
  • Knowledge of admitting procedures.
  • Knowledge of intake calls.
  • Knowledge of BIRP charting.
  • Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines.
  • Skill in telephone etiquette and paging procedures.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients and co-workers.
  • Ability to adhere to safety policies and procedures.
  • Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Ability to work as a team player.
  • Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication.
  • Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures.
  • Ability to recognize the importance of adapting to the various patient age groups (adolescent, adult and geriatric).
  • Ability to participate in all aspects of patient care management.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to meet corporate deadlines.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

Education:

  • High School Degree or equivalent preferred; or Certified Nursing Assistant preferred
  • Experience: One year of related experience, with 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 of CPR and approved Crisis Prevention & Behavioral Management training. Certification may be obtained during new hire orientation. May be required to work overtime and flexible hours.
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