Sr. Mental Health Technician - Behavioral Health - Full-Time

Job ID: J132686
Company: West Penn Allegheny Health System
Location: Monroeville, PA, United States
Facility: Forbes Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Oct 2, 2018

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GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Maintains safety and structure of the milieu, observing and recording patient information pertinent to the treatment plan and reports information to appropriate staff.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team to provide for an on-going assessment of changes in patient status and gathers pertinent patient care data using all available resources; provides crisis intervention to maintain safety (40%)
  • Provides direct patient care and activities, such as activities of daily living, vital signs, specimen collection, assistance with exams, treatments and procedures and patient focused testing; group facilitation, reports any changes in physical, mental, or emotional conditions to nursing staff and documents same; suggests modifications to the master treatment plan (40%)
  • Leads or co-leads in social, recreational, and therapeutic activities that enhance patient's social relationships and interpersonal skills (15%)
  • Participates in unit activities such as supplies stocking, patient transport, and equipment / appliance cleaning, checks and retrieval. (5%)
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • 3 years’ mental health experience or Bachelor's degree.
  • Child Abuse Clearance, CPR Certification, Criminal Background Clearance.
  • Non-violent crisis intervention required within six months of hire.

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