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Mental Health Technician Full Time Nights

Company: Brightwell Behavioral Health
Location: East Lansing
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN - Full Time Nights - 7:00pm - 7:30amBrightwell Behavioral Health is dedicated to being a best practice psychiatric inpatient hospital that provides short term care and treatment to seniors with psychiatric diagnoses. Brightwell Behavioral Health provides patients with compassionate and comprehensive treatment for all their psychological, behavioral, physical and socialization needs. We are a 23-bed inpatient facility. We offer a competitive salary, benefits and free meals and drinks!Performs receptionist and clerical duties for nurse's, assists nurses in performing basic nursing care, maintaining an orderly environment in accordance with hospital policies and procedures. Functions under the supervision and direction of the Registered Nurse, License Practical Nurse and Director of Nursing to assist in providing personal care to the patient's at Brightwell Behavioral, within scope of service.Essential Functions:

  • Assists with admission, transfer and discharge of patients. Answers call system promptly.
  • Takes and records patients' temperature, pulse, respiration's, blood pressure, intake and output, and weight according to hospital procedure. Performs glucometer testing and bladder scans as requested.
  • Assist in giving and teaching bed baths, shower, tub and partial baths. Gives therapeutic baths such as sitz, foot and temperature sponge bath. Assist in giving and teaching oral hygiene, hair care, nails care, and gives special skin care (includes back rubs).
  • Makes open, closed and occupied beds.
  • Does perineal care. Performs foley catheter care as directed by a nurse. May discontinue foley catheters upon the direct order of a nurse after successful completion of competency. Passes and empties bedpan; collects urine and stool specimens.
  • Passes and collects meal trays as needed; passes and assists patients in obtaining nourishment between meals. Assists and teaches patients with meals. Refills patient's water pitcher.
  • Applies K-pad, ice pack.
  • Assists patients walking, crutch walking, with walker and transports patients to various hospital departments by wheelchair or stretcher. Assists patients up to chair.
  • Notifies nursing personnel of orders requiring immediate attention. Clarifies unclear orders with the nurse as needed.
  • Demonstrates age appropriate competency skills and knowledge, ability to perform skills specific to patient population identified in unit specific skill list.
  • Completes appropriate computer entry and/or requisition form and contacts other departments to schedule diagnostic tests, meals, therapies, etc., consistent with physicians order and/or nurses requests.
  • Assembles patients' chart for newly admitted unit patients and maintains current charts by filing physician orders and test results.
  • Disassembles and routes patient charts to appropriate department upon discharge, transfer, expiration or as requested.
  • Greets and directs patients and visitors, and orients patients to the unit.
  • Answers telephone calls, responds to routine inquiries and relays other calls and messages. Responds to patients' intercom calls and notifies appropriate personnel of patient's requests.
  • Contacts physician directly as requested by authorized personnel. Notifies physicians of patient room numbers, clarifies orders, etc.
  • Responsible for knowing the lifting requirements of the job and requesting assistance when appropriate.
  • Contacts various hospital departments in order to change schedules; arrange for patient transportation, unit cleaning or equipment repair; and to order physical therapy, supplies, etc.
  • Performs related clerical duties such as filing, photocopying, running errands, completing patient census forms, ordering stationary and pens, fax machine, etc.
  • Maintains a professional approach with confidentiality. Assures protection and privacy of health information as attained through written, electronic or oral disclosures.
  • Displays concern and initiative. Is resourceful and calm in emergencies.
  • Is prompt and efficient with minimal absences.
  • Cooperates and maintains good rapport with nursing staff, medical staff, other departments, and visitors.
  • Seeks guidance and remains knowledgeable of, and complies with, all applicable federal and state laws, as well as hospital polices that apply to assigned duties.
  • Complies with hospital expectations regarding ethical behavior and standards of conduct.
  • Complies with federal and hospital requirements in the areas of protected health information and patient privacy.RequirementsExperience: Prefer one year of nursing aide experience. Prefer experience in the psychiatric settingLicensure:MHT's are encouraged to attend STNA or CNA school, after one year of service. CPR certification within 180 days of hire.

    Skills:Excellent verbal communication skills necessary in order to instruct and
    comfort patients and their families. Maintain effective contacts with a variety of Hospital Personnel. Must demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on assigned unit/department.Working ConditionsThe employee may be exposed to blood borne pathogens, infectious diseases, and other hazardous wastes, (i.e. Hepatitis, Aids, Tuberculosis). Proper precautions will be taught and provided by the hospital. The position requires a considerable amount of walking,BBH123

Keywords: Brightwell Behavioral Health, East Lansing , Mental Health Technician Full Time Nights, Professions , East Lansing, Michigan

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