Mental Health Technician PRN, Mixed Shifts

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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 10/28/2016

HCA Healthcare Tallahassee, FL

Company
HCA Healthcare
Job Classification
Part Time
Company Ref #
00355-7210
AJE Ref #
576133764
Location
Tallahassee, FL
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
High School Diploma or GED

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Job Code: 00355-7210

PRN/Per Diem

PRN

CAPITAL REGIONAL is a 266-bed acute-care hospital that offers 24/7 Emergency Services in Leon and Gadsden Counties including; a Pediatric ER, Senior Care ER and an Express Care ER. Offerings also include a Bariatric Center, Behavioral Health Center, Cancer Center, Chest Pain Center w/PCI, Comprehensive Breast Center, Family Center, Heart & Vascular Center, Orthopedic Center, Physical Therapy Services, Seniors First, Sleep Center, Stroke Center, Surgical Services, Wound Healing Center, Network-of-Care Affiliated Physician Practices, and more.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Mental Health Technician I provide patient care and supervision under the direction of a Registered Nurse for a group of patients for a designated time frame and provides care to these patients via therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, the environmental/instrumentation, and other health care members. The Mental Health Technician I functions as a member of the therapeutic team within limits as designated by the policies and procedures of Capital Regional Medical Center.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* The Mental health Tech provide and documents on patient care, observed patient behaviors by; using the nursing process, based on the nursing process, established hospital policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and/or Standards of Care/Practice.

* Assists in the coordination of nursing/psychiatric care provided in conjunction with the multidisciplinary treatment team.

* Participates and cooperates in the unit based Quality Improvement process.

* Practices, develops and endorses customer service skills in relationships with internal and external customers.

* Serves as the patient and family advocate with respect to the patient's right to privacy by protecting confidential information.

* Observes reports and documents the patient's physiological and psychological status, informing a registered nurse of any incongruency in the above.

* Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, quality of care or the services delivered.

* Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system. Uses systems to report potential patient safety issues

* Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient s care which results in patient harm or potential harm.

* Attends in-service presentations and completes all mandatory education requirements.

* Uses Performance Improvement Plan to improve patient safety.

* Regular, Punctual and dependable attendance.

* As a crisis prevention intervention trained staff member, responds appropriately to a manpower request.

* Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:

* High School diploma or GED required

* Vocational or Technical Degree such as Emergency Medical Technician preferred

* 2 Year Associates Degree preferred

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

* BLS AHA Healthcare Provider required

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED:

* One year in a mental health or acute care setting

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:

* Reads and writes Basic English with the basic skills necessary to communicate therapeutic interactions

* Knowledge of body substance isolation

* Ability to listen, empathize and respond to patient, family, internal and external partners needs

* Basic computer skills

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Last Edited: 09/09/2016