Mental Health Technician-Part Time Nights-Zale
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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 4/5/2017
UT Southwestern Medical Center
JOB DESCRIPTIONFull/Part Time/PRN: Part-Time
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
High school diploma or equivalent. **Current American Heart Association BLS is required. One year acute care inpatient hospital experience OR CNA with training from an accredited training program OR Completed the first semester of nursing clinicals.
Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
Collects data including intake and output, weight, temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure. Recognizes and reports values outside normal parameters to nurse. Demonstrates awareness of age-specific considerations in gathering assessments.
Reports any changes in patient's condition or behavior to nurse. Seeks assistance and guidance as needed to ensure patient care is delivered in safe, high quality, and effective manner.
Responds to patient requests for assistance.
Performs basic hygiene care for assigned patients in accordance with Department of Nursing policies and procedures. Checks skin carefully during bath and reports anything abnormal to nurse.
Makes frequent patient rounds to comfort, position, and provide toileting and hygiene care.
Documents patient information.
Transfers patients safely and in accordance with Department of Nursing policies and procedures with concern for age-specific considerations. Ensures patient is outfitted in robe and/or blankets and slippers.
Welcomes new patient and patient's family. Alerts nurse of issues regarding patient and/or patient's family.
Orients new staff and students to work areas.
Assists others and/or provides additional amenities to patients and/or patients' families as needed. Attends at least 80% of scheduled staff meetings and 100% of mandatory educational sessions.
Performs other duties as assigned.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
Some weekend availability required.
To the extent provided by applicable law, no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas System or any of its component institutions, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or disability..