The Mental Health Technician (MHT) functions as an active part of the treatment team, providing continuous patient care, supervision, interaction, and role modeling to patients ranging in age from five years of age through geriatrics depending on which unit worked. MHTs work under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Duties include: Assessments: Take and record vital signs properly; Monitors blood sugars; Utilize sound judgment during assessment; observe and documents any changes in a patient's appearance, behavior or ability to work toward treatment plan goals; and Communicate changes in patient's condition to the charge nurse. Treatment Planning: Follow the therapeutic interventions outlined by the treatment team for each patient; Ensure awareness of patient's individualized plan of care including goals and interventions; Provide information to the charge nurse that assists in the development and revision of the treatment plan.
A Mental Health Technician (MHT) will assume responsibilities for the completion of all patient care responsibilities and other assigned duties, act as the patient's advocate and assure that patient's rights are upheld, comply with established measures for infection control, OSHA regulations, and risk management, comply with the Employee Code of Ethics, adhere to all facility and personnel policies and procedures, and participate in continuous Performance Improvement activities.