A Mental Health Technician is expected to understand and implement individual treatment plans, record patient behavior and provide a safe, supportive environment for the patients. Technicians may assist in daily group and individual activities. Mental Health Technicians are responsible for direct patient care for a vulnerable population and must therefore be trustworthy and possess the highest moral character. The MHT must be aware of any threat to patient dignity and privacy; and report and issues immediately to leadership. Provides care to an adult patient population ranging from age 45 to 90.
Under the direction of the Nurse, performs sub-professional duties including providing patient care to meet the needs of activities of daily living; operation and maintenance of equipment. Takes and records vital signs and I/Os. Assists licensed staff and physicians as directed within approved standards. Performs other related duties such as assisting with group management, documenting group participation as directed. Assumes the responsibility for meeting the basic needs of all patients assigned in ADLs, socialization, and safe interaction with the unit community. Works collaboratively with the health care team, is customer focused and strives to meet unit and hospital goals. Provides quality care according to established practice standards and guidelines for the area(s) assigned. Must be willing/able to float to other (comparable) nursing units, as requested/needed. Functions as an active member of the Multidisciplinary Treatment Team under the direction and supervision of the RN.
Individual must possess the ability to:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In accordance with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.
Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelorï¿½s degree preferred.
Minimum Experience: Relevant patient care experience as a nursing assistant or mental health assistant in a hospital setting preferred. Good therapeutic communication skills required. Successful candidates who do not possess the preferred experience will be provided educational support after hire to obtain these credentials.
Required Certifications/Registrations/Licenses: American Heart Association BLS CPR certification required. CPI certification within 90 days.
Job: Behavioral Tech
Primary Location: Hilton Head, South Carolina
Facility: Hilton Head Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Nights
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 2005032961
About Hilton Head Hospital
Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.