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Job Title: Cami Tech Pd

Company: Bon Secours Community Hospital

City/State: Port Jervis, NY

Category: Allied Health Prof/Technical

Department: Chemical Dependency

Position: Per Diem

Hours: 8 hours

Shift: Variable

Req #: 9191

Job Details:

Summary:

The Mental Health Technician assists in the provision of nursing care assigned patients through the nursing process (Assessment, Planning, Intervention, and Evaluation). The Mental Health Technician reports to the Nurse Manager/Charge Nurse or his/her designee for the assigned shift.

Education:

Associate degree (Bachelor’s preferred) in the Human Services field and/or the equivalent in experience. Current Basic Life Support certification. Job Functions: 1. Applies hospital patient care standards to patient care activities. 2. Assists in initial admission assessment of patients and collaborates with professional staff in disposition of patients. 3. Intervenes appropriately with critical patients, such as during escalation, suicidal behavior, and elopement. 4. Assists in the development and implementation of the patient’s plan of care, based on identified needs, appropriate to patient age, consistent with the physician’s plan of care and mutually agreed upon with patient/family. 5. Follows policy and procedures to ensure patient safety (i.e. observational patient checks, sharps policy, visitors policy, patient searches etc.) 6. Performs/assists patient with activities of daily living (i.e. bathing, feeding, ambulating etc.). under the supervision of the nurse as necessary. 7. Performs effectively in emergency situations. 8. Communicates and documents patient progress/responses toward expected outcome(s) and reports pertinent observations. 9. Takes temperature pulse, respirations and blood pressure as ordered. Weighs patients as ordered. 10. Develops a therapeutic relationship with assigned patients using counseling interventions to assist patients in coping, fostering mental health, and preventing mental illness or disability. 11. Encourages independent behavior in patients. 12. Sets limits on a patients behavior at appropriate times. 13. Co-leads patient groups when assigned. 14. Responds to patient family needs and customer care concerns as soon as possible with compassion and understanding. 15. Promotes a professional atmosphere through courteous communication with patients, visors, physicians and co-workers. 16. Observes and respects the privacy and confidentiality of information with regards to patients, physicians and peers. 17. Demonstrates mission and values with patients, families, peers and other members of health team. 18. Collaborates with peers, physicians and other members of health team. 19. Promotes attendance of patients in all therapeutic groups, community meetings and activities. 20. Attends and participates in treatment plan meetings.