Mental Health Technician
Company: Bryan Health
Posted on: November 20, 2020
Bryan Health * Bryan Medical Center
Full-time, Day shift, 0530 - 1300
Req # 19710
Mental Health Float Pool (This position is to be the MH entrance
COVID screener and greeter Monday through Friday. When this
screening position is no longer required, this position will
transition to working on the unit with MH patients. It will
continue to be full time working every other weekend.)
The Mental Health Technician acts as a paraprofessional member of
the interdisciplinary treatment team, assisting in the care and
treatment of psychiatric and/or chemically dependent patients.
Under supervision of the nurse or counselor, provides supportive
and behavioral direction as dictated by patient needs and treatment
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
*Commits to the mission, vision, beliefs and consistently
demonstrates our core values.
*Observes and monitors patient behavior; communicates patient
behavior patterns with other members of the treatment team.
*Assists with the coordination of patient activities and interacts
with patients in order to maintain a therapeutic milieu; adapts
approach to patients as needed and appropriate for age of patients
served including children, adolescents, and adults.
*Escorts and transports patients to designated areas for daily
activities; transports patients to off-campus therapeutic
activities using hospital vehicle as assigned.
*Communicates pertinent patient information to the
interdisciplinary treatment team, through written and verbal
reports, in order to enhance treatment planning and describe
*Provides emotional support to patients by listening and conveying
appropriate information; answers patient and family questions;
refers therapy or medical questions to counselor or RN; supports
and provides patient direction in conjunction with the patient's
*Assists staff nurse in performing patient care as directed
including obtaining and recording height and weight and blood
pressure, pulse, temperature, and respirations.
*Provides close observation or one-to-one care, as directed by the
RN, to prevent patients from wandering or potential injury.
High school diploma or equivalency required. Associate's or
Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or related field preferred.
Prior experience with patient care, human services, youth, and
adults with cognitive and emotional difficulties and medical
documentation preferred. Must complete annual criminal background
check and central registry check through child and adult protective
services. Basic Life Support (CPR) certification required. Valid
State of Nebraska driver's license required. Verification and
maintenance of responsible driving record per facility standards
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity,
sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or
disability status. Bryan Health participates in E-Verify and may
provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the
Department of Homeland Security with information from each new
employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization..
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