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MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN - (103121)

Universal Health Services
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
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    103121

SummitRidge Hospital provides quality behavioral health and addiction treatment services in Lawrenceville, GA, approximately 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. Registered Nurses provide caring and professional inpatient, outpatient and support services to adults and adolescents suffering from psychiatric or addictive disorders. Additionally, the Geriatric unit provides acute care for seniors in psychiatric crisis. Due to continued growth, we are seeking an experiencedMental Health Technician (MHT) with recent behavioral health experience. Carry out a variety of direct and indirect nursing patient care activities and tasks which support the maintenance of the therapeutic milieu and which meet the patients needs for safety and comfort.

Position Tasks:

Assists with admission of patients to the unit.

Searches patient belongings upon admission and collects those items of potential self-harm per unit policy.

Orients patient to unit environment as appropriate to patients condition.

Ensures that patients have all personal belongings and escorts patients safely out of Hospital at time of discharge.

Renders quality patient care as evidenced by proficient completion of:

-Taking and recording vital signs.

-Measuring and recording intake and output.

-Weighing patients.

-Keeping information boards current regarding patient observation levels, lithium levels, lab tests, etc.

-Observes assigned patients for the ordered observation level and reports any changes in condition, i.e., changes in vital signs, emotional status, color, urinary output, etc., to the assigned nurse; records appropriate information in patients charts.-Actively participates in unit milieu program by facilitating/co-facilitating patient groups and by assisting patients in structured activities (recreational and/or educational).

Maintains a safe environment for patients and staff and is knowledgeable about policies & procedures regarding:
-Medical emergencies, fire plan, disaster plans, and non-medical emergencies.-Levels of observation-Admission criteria

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

BS or BA degree in psychology, social work or related field with one year inpatient experience in mental health

3 years of related inpatient Mental Health Technician experience in mental health may be considered in lieu of degree

Posted: 2019-11-07 Expires: 2020-04-02

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Lawrenceville, GA 30046

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