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Mental Health Technician - Up to $18/hr

Company: ClearVista Health and Wellness
Location: Lorain
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

ClearVista Health and Wellness - MHT - Mental Health Technician*Tuition Reimbursement & Education Loan Payback programs available after 6 months, up to $15,000 *ClearVistais currently seeking experienced Mental Health Techs (MHT) to work in a therapeutic hospital setting providing care and treatment to patients. Previous experience working with psychiatric patients is strongly preferred.Our team members enjoy highly competitive wages, PTO plans, and a comprehensive benefits package. Qualified candidates, please apply now for a chance to join an outstanding team!The MHT provides direct patient care, continuously monitors patient interactions and safety, and performs medical procedures under the direction of a RN/LPN utilizing knowledge of therapeutic verbal and non-verbal communication skills. MHT job responsibilities include:Identifies comfort needs and physical care of patients. Provides activities of daily living (ADLs) to patients as needed and required.Reports all medical and/or psychiatric changes to the RN.Assists in the examination and treatment of patients under the direction of the RN.Performs routine procedures as designated (ie: vital signs, accuchecks, etc).Assists in the admission process by orienting patients/families to the milieu.Secures patient belongings, valuables, and documents in accordance with policies.Demonstrates skills in a crisis situation. Maintains crisis prevention intervention (CPI) training and certification.Maintains CPR certification.Maintains and broadens clinical skills regularly. Attends educational in-services, staff meetings, and completes online competencies in a timely manner.Performs ongoing observation of patient and carries out specific interventions to ensure patient safety which includes frequent rounding, primary searches, and visitor control.Complies with the established policies and procedures requiring a safe, clean, and therapeutic environment.Collects data through observation of the milieu on an ongoing basis. Accurately monitors and documents patient precautions and activity throughout the milieu.Plans, organizes, and documents group activities. Performs patient group activities in a timely manner.Demonstrates interpersonal communication skills with patients, families, and other staff members in a professional, courteous, and respectful manner.Communicates in a non-judgmental manner and uses effective listening skills.Utilizes appropriate channels of communication to resolve and relay pertinent information.Promotes a positive attitude and working relationship within the unit/department and with the interdisciplinary team, patients, families, and visitors.Holds self and others accountable for assigned responsibilities. Demonstrates teamwork skills.Accepts constructive criticism and adapts accordingly.Demonstrates a reliable and dependable work ethic. Maintains a good attendance record.Assists with clerical duties as needed.Other duties as assigned.Job Requirements:Education:High school diploma or GED required.Associates or Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Sociology, or Behavioral Health field is a plus.Demonstration of group facilitation skills, knowledge of psychiatric diagnosis and treatments.Crisis intervention skills. CPI training/certification preferred, but will train.Certifications:Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training and Basic Life Support (BLS) required upon hire or within two weeks of hire.STNA Certification in state of Ohio preferred.Work Experience:Two (2) years of experience in inpatient mental health is strongly preferred; however, other mental health education or work experience may be considered in lieu of the two years experience.Other RequirementsCritical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.Teamwork, flexibility needed to fulfill job responsibilities, adapting to changes in work environment and accepting supervisory feedback.Adherence to all relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines affecting the work environment, as well as maintenance of required competencies and communications skills.

Keywords: ClearVista Health and Wellness, Lorain , Mental Health Technician - Up to $18/hr, Human Resources , Lorain, Ohio

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