Mental Health Technician - Lindner Center of HOPE - Adult Inpatient South (Part-time, Days)

Job Description

This position provides direct care to patients as delegated by and under the supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN). Delivers assigned, delegated, direct care consistent with the individualized treatment plan. Performs non-patient care activities as assigned. Maintains a safe & therapeutic treatment environment. As assigned, fulfills the Health Unit Coordinator role on the patient care units.

Responsibilities

  • Obtains clinical measurements.
  • Assists patients with activities of daily living.
  • Responds to patient requests timely and efficiently
  • Gathers objective data & observation about the patient
  • Conducts therapeutic activities with groups or individual patients
  • Monitors patient & environmental safety continuously
  • Documents in the electronic medical record (EMR)
  • Schedules appointments for diagnostic testing, alternative care, or patient transport.


Qualifications

Knowledge and Skills :

Education: High School Diploma or GED required. Must have one of the following:
  • Associates or higher degree in psychology, social work or other related field required and 6 months of mental health experience preferred OR
  • Two years of experience in a mental health setting OR
  • Nursing student in a National League for Nursing (NLN) accredited RN program with successful completion of at least one hospital rotation

Years of Experience : 1-2 years of experience preferred.

Required Skills and Knowledge :
  1. CPR Certification - may be obtained after hired
  2. Ability to enthusiastically follow and model the Lindner Center of HOPE mission, vision and values.
  3. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide age-specific and developmentally appropriate care for the spectrum of populations admitted to LCOH.