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Mental Health Technician - Full Time - (24198)

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GREER, SC
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Mental Health Technician - Full Time - (24198)

Facility Name
The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health
Location
GREER, SC 29650 US (Primary)
Career Area
Nursing
Category
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Job Description

Looking for a career that is rewarding both personally and professionally?

The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health is South Carolina’s leader in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and substance use disorder services. Conveniently located off of I-85 at exit 56 in Greer, our team of 300+ high-quality employees describe working here as “like family,” “supportive,” and “life-changing.” Our registered nurses, mental health technicians, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and therapists serve hundreds of adults, senior adults, and adolescents each month with the common goal of bringing hope back to their lives. There is meaning in this work and that’s why many of our employees say they found their calling at The Carolina Center. Find out more at www.thecarolinacenter.com.

We are currently looking for fulltime Mental Health Technicians to join our team of dedicated professionals.

SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES:  To provide direct patient care under the supervision of an RN to adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.  To ensure the safety and well-being of these patients and to support the maintenance of therapeutic milieu.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

  1. Conducts 15-minute rounds on patients.

  2. Assist patients who are prone to fall when walking or sitting.

  3. Participate in restraint and seclusion of patients when required.

  4. Push patients in wheelchairs when required.

  5. Supports facility service excellence standards.

  6. Complies with facility safety, infection control and security program.

  7. Maintains desirable pattern of attendance, punctuality, and productivity.

  8. Maintains a safe, orderly, and therapeutic physical environment for patients.

  9. Carries patient luggage.

  10. Assist patients if an emergency evacuation is required.

  11. Give baths to patients and change patient’s briefs.

  12. Participate in implementing patients’ treatment plans by; (a) monitoring patients’ progress; (b) communicating information regarding patients’ behavior to other members of treatment team; (c) maintains communication with patient, family members and referral sources in patient’s interest; (d) facilitates or co-facilitates didactic groups, community meetings, or drug or alcohol education groups; (e) encouraging and facilitating patients’ participation in therapeutic activities; (f) supervising patients to ensure their safety and their involvement in treatment; (g) providing input during shift report.

  13. Attends mandatory training

  14. Maintain patient, program, department and related documentation.

  15. Participates in treatment planning: (a) helps identify patients’ problems, needs and strengths; (b) suggesting modifications to treatment plan based on observations of patients’ behavior; (c) providing input into discharge planning.

  16. Accompany patients as assigned (i.e. take patients cafeteria, smoke breaks, etc).

  17. Help maintain the therapeutic milieu on the unit, including, but not limited to, to facilitation of community meetings

  18. Orient new patients to unit program and milieu.

     

     

    OTHER JOB DUTIES:

     

  19. Carry out general nursing care assistance, appropriate to the patient population as assigned and supervised by nurse in charge.

  20. Carry out clerical and administrative assignment to support patient care and department and organization operations.

  21. Participates in activities which enhance development of professional knowledge and skills.

Demonstrates conduct in keeping with CCBH’s ethical standards::

Job Requirements

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QUALIFICATIONS AT ENTRY:  

High school level reading and writing skills.  Acceptable oral and written communication skills/ legible handwriting skills. Ability to maintain information as highly confidential.  Professional telephone etiquette and customer service skills by phone and face to face are critical.    Certification as nursing assistant or patient care technician and/or familiarity with medical and psychological terminology preferred.   Skills in dealing courteously with the public and other staff within the organization.  A basic knowledge of human behavior or principles of psychology will be very useful as well as skills in prioritizing and in managing time. 

In the absence of any of these qualifications upon hire, employee must demonstrate the ability to learn these concepts and develop these skills within a reasonable time frame via the organization’s orientation and training program.

The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health is a part of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) , one of the Nation's largest and most respected hospital companies. UHS owns and operates through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS ranks on the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations with over 74,000 employees, and is consistently listed among Fortune's "Most Admired Companies" and one of the 30 Most Meaningful Companies To Work For in America by Business Insider.

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Posted: 2018-10-19 Expires: 2018-11-17

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