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Company Name : Pontiac General Hospital
Company Location : Pontiac, MI 48341
Job Position : Mental Health Technician (MHT)
Job Category : Jobs in Pontiac, MI 48341
Job Description :
MENTAL HEALTH TECH SUMMARY:
Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, provides a wide variety of direct patient care to mentally ill or emotionally disturbed patients consistent with the multidisciplinary plan of care.
MENTAL HEALTH TECH DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide direct patient care which includes, but is not limited to:
Patient rounds and level of observation monitoring, reporting and documentation
Activities of daily living daily and as indicated in the plan of care
Assist patients during meal times, observe intake, report to Registered Nurse and follow program guidelines regarding nutritional habits.
Participate in individualized patient treatment team conferences as appropriate
Implement interventions of individualized plans of care for assigned patients
Evaluate and communicate the patient’s response to care provided.
Assist with admissions, discharges, and transfer of patients in a timely and thorough manner completing all necessary documentation and obtaining signatures.
Perform physical appraisals with another staff at admission and per physician order to ensure patient safety
Identify verbal and non-verbal cues for potential aggressive behavior and apply de-escalation techniques to the situation.
Provide verbal de-escalation and limit setting in a therapeutic and consistent manner on patient’s behavior within program and age-specific guidelines.
Participate in restrictive interventions as ordered by a physician and/or trained RN and under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse
Assist in applying protective devices under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse.
Facilitate group programming as assigned
Demonstrate service excellence when providing patient care and/or interacting with support persons/agencies in person or over the telephone
Escort patients and monitor patients in transit in the hospital and to/from the court.
Participate in maintaining a safe and clean environment for patients and staff
Complete appropriate records, forms, equipment, and services as indicated.
Initiate CPR and assist in emergency situations.
Attend all mandatory staff meetings and trainings as assigned
Participate in staff educational offerings as appropriate
Perform other related duties as assigned.
MENTAL HEALTH TECH REQUIREMENTS:
High school or equivalent required,
Minimum 1 year previous experience working in psychiatric unit preferred
Patient, flexible and able to deal with demanding situations
Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
CPI training completed within 30 days of hire
Recipient Rights training completed within 30 days of hire
BLS certification within 30 days of hire
Expected to float or be pulled to any Behavioral Health area as needed.
Successful completion of the in-house hospital orientation.
Potential for participation in the physical component of some restrictive interventions
Physical ability to turn or position patients and assist in the restraint of patients when necessary.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Pay: $14.50 – $16.50 per hour
Paid time off
12 hour shift
8 hour shift
COVID-19 considerations:The Hospital Adheres To All Current and Future Covid Mandates.
Ability to commute/relocate:
Pontiac, MI: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)
Behavioral health: 1 year (Preferred)
Driver’s License (Preferred)
Work Location: One location
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