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Mental Health Technician - Emergency Room

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HCA Dallas , TX 75201

Posted 3 months ago

Mental Health Tech (MHT)

Hours: M-F 0730-1600 (No weekends, no nights, no deep nights)

Green Oaks Psychiatric hospital celebrates more than 25 years of service, has over 106 beds, and 35 physicians on staff. As part of HCA, the nation's leading provider of healthcare, you will have access to resources that can enhance your career development and progression. Green Oaks Hospital is a place where one person can make a difference.

We are currently seeking Mental Health Tech who will, under the guidance of a Nurse, serve as a member of the treatment team by providing assistance with activities of daily living and assists with facilitating the treatment milieu for psychiatric patients. The incumbent will documentation of observations and baseline measurements into medical record is expected.

PRINCIPLE JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Promotes a safe and secure environment to provide for the safe delivery of care

  • Assists in facilitating the treatment milieu

  • Communicates pertinent clinical information to the treatment team

  • Interacts with patient and family in an advocacy and informative role

  • Accepts assignments to various patient units and hospital departments as census dictates, and will be available for various shifts as needed

  • Participates in codes to protect the patient from harming self or others

  • Participates in team meetings and Quality Improvement initiatives

  • Transports patients as assigned

  • Collects and delivers lab specimens according to policy

  • Conducts walking/exercise and community groups

  • Performs skin assessments and obtains vital signs

  • Assists with ADL's and toileting as required

  • Monitors patient sharps and valuables and labels/handles appropriately

  • Documents in patient medical record appropriately and accurately

  • Adheres to hospital polices and procedures

  • Performs other duties as requested or required

  • Demonstrates an understanding of and adherence to the Code of Conduct

  • Conduct reflects the Company's values and a commitment to the Code of Conduct

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Preferred four years' experience with psychiatric patients in a healthcare or treatment setting OR Completion of specialized training program (Certified Psychiatric Tech) OR Bachelor's degree in related field OR a Nursing student enrolled in clinical rotations.

  • Current CPR and SAMA certification or attainment during orientation.

  • Prefer experience and/or education in crisis stabilization, mental illness and/or chemical dependency. Strong communication skills in both oral and written format recommended.

  • Must be flexible and service oriented.

FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY:

Essential function of the job includes: Extended walking and standing daily, frequently carrying up to 40 lbs., ability to grasp, requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range, full range of motion to include restraining patients to protect them from harm to themselves or others; some exposure to communicable diseases or bodily fluids, hand-eye coordination, manual and finger dexterity.


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