DSHS Mental Health Technician 3
Western State Hospital is seeking professionals who have a passion for helping people with mental health issues. We need your motivation and organizational skills to work with patients. This is a great promotional opportunity and continue on the mission to Transform Lives!
You will provide patient care on a ward under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN) to patients with acute psychiatric and physical illnesses and increased high risk behaviors.
Some of what you'll do:
Provide client care to patients
Lead, co-lead groups and document participation
Manage and coordinate the safety and security of patient's personal possessions
Responsible for the collection and distribution of patient and ward mail
Maintain ward environmental safety by completing and tracking work orders for repair and/or removal of defective equipment and environmental hazards
Maintain adequate ward supplies (forms, commissary stock)
Maintain equipment inventory
Accompany/transport patients to appointments in the community
Accompany patients to off ward activities
What we're looking for:
Knowledge of Mental Illness/Recovery principles
Ability to use de-escalation skills emphasizing utilization of less restrictive interventions
Maintain a Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) or Nursing Assistant Registration (NAR)
Ability to communicate and comprehend (through oral and written forms of communication) with management, peers, clients, and the public
Who should apply:
Professional with registration as a Nursing Assistant (NAR) or Nursing Assistant Certification (NAC) in Washington State is required
A High School Diploma or GED AND three years of experience in a psychiatric or mental health setting.
Questions? Contact Patti.Palmer@dshs.wa.gov or at 509-454-6917 and reference 06707 Supplemental Information
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