Position Title: TECH MENTAL HEALTH I - CP

Internal Close Date: 07/19/2017
Requisition Number: 13856627
Position Code: 909
Department: Staffing Office
FTE Status: 0
Position Type: CASUAL_POOL
Shift: Rotating
Salary Range: Market competitive, based on experience

Position Summary:
Provide child, adolescent, or adult patient care in a treatment or educational milieu; assist in the maintenance of a safe, secure environment that enhances treatment and/or educational effectiveness. May operate in an in-patient/residential environment, or in outreach environment, such as in homes, schools, and/or community agencies. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
Accountability:
  • PATIENT CARE - Provide care to patient in a manner that considers and promotes safety, comfort, and the therapeutic environment

  • EDUCATION - Provide education and training specific to individual patient needs, abilities, learning preferences and readiness; provide educational resources to patients and/or family members in coordination with treatment team

  • CHARTING - Chart observations and other required documentation on assigned patients, behaviors, following prescribed procedures and standards; chart according to treatment plan; use electronic medical record when required

  • PHYSICAL NEEDS - Assist with the physical needs of patients; may include taking manual vital signs, weights, and urine, stool, and sputum specimens as designated

  • PATIENT CARE - Assist patients with activities of daily living; attend to patient behavioral problems and provide assistance and coordination in crisis intervention as needed

  • PATIENT TREATMENT - Participate in the development, coordination and implementation of patient treatment programs

  • CONFIDENTIALITY - Maintain confidentiality of patient records, adhering to HIPAA guidelines

  • LIAISON - In collaboration with treatment team, may act as liaison with other departments, staff and patients

  • TRANSPORT - Transport patients to and from appointments, clinics, laboratories, and/or treatments

  • ACTIVITIES - Work with other multi-disciplinary team members to lead milieu activities such as activities of daily living, current events, goals and fitness groups; community meetings, school and/or recreational activities as appropriate

  • MEETINGS - Attend and participate in group sessions, in-service education, and staff meetings

  • ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION - Process patient admission and registration as appropriate

  • COMPUTER - Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing and accessing appropriate computer and information system

  • PHLEBOTOMY - May perform phlebotomy duties as assigned

  • CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM - Participate as a member of the Crisis Response Team responding to calls related to psychiatric services or assessed as a psychiatric crisis; assist staff with patients in crisis; assist with transports of psychiatric patients

  • SAFETY - Assist patients to regain behavior control; escort patients to safe area using least restrictive means possible; apply restraints as needed; assist with administration of emergency medications and daily living activities

  • OTHER DUTIES - Perform other duties as assigned or requested

  • POLICIES - Follow and maintain established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, and quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards

  • DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops

  • PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols

  • PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes

  • PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk

  • PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner

  • PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"

  • Education Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Complete UNMH Mental Health Tech curriculum within 6 months

  • Experience Requirements:
  • 1/2 year (6 months) directly related experience

  • Licensure/Certification Requirements:
  • CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position

  • Experience Requirements - Preferred:
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

  • Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo

  • Physical Demands Requirements:
  • Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

  • Testing Requirements:
  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually

  • Working Conditions Requirements:
  • Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment

  • Limited access to med room. Med Admin Policy, Att A

  • Sig Haz: Physical risk, injuries due to combative patient behavior