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MHT - Mental Health Technician - Nights

Company: ClearVista Health and Wellness
Location: Lorain
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

ClearVista Health and Wellness - Clear is 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.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 (ADL's) 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Sociology, or Behavioral Health field is a plus.Work Experience:
      • One (1) year of experience in inpatient mental health is preferred.Other Requirements
        • Positive Attitude!
        • Critical 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.Who we areThe NewVista mission is to inspire hope and deliver holistic care to those in need of behavioral health services in a contemporary and healing environment - one that is conducive to providing the life skills needed to regain stability and independence, utilizing a passionate and highly trained team of professionals. With a blend of group therapy, clinical treatment and unique surroundings, our beautiful healthcare centers provide a safe, healing environment for adults and seniors with a variety of complex needs. We provide a serene environment that promotes medical, rehabilitative and emotional health, and are devoted to promoting greater peace of mind on the journey of hope and healing.As the only freestanding behavioral health hospital in Lorain, OH, Clear Vista offers forward-thinking, dual diagnosis and behavioral health treatments to the adult and geriatric community of north-eastern and south-eastern Ohio. Our team at provides professional, compassionate care for adults, seniors, and coming soon for adolescents, in need of behavioral health services in a contemporary and healing environment. Our behavioral health hospital specializes in treating symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, acute psychosis and other mental health crises and co-occurring detox needs. Utilizing a blend of group therapy and clinical treatment, our center provides a safe, therapeutic space. Our team our highly trained doctors and clinicians work closely to develop and oversee individualized care plans, with the goal of build the self-reliance and confidence needed for individuals to integrate safely back into the community.Our compassionate team members work in a challenging yet rewarding environment where each person is a part of making direct impact to our patient's lives. Our team members work with our patients to help in the recovery and treatment process to restore to a better quality life through their individual plans, group therapy and overall stay at our facility.Perks at WorkTeam Members enjoy a variety of perks in working with the NewVista brand company. We offer competitive market wages along with a full robust package around Healthcare, Life Balance, Education, Leadership Development and Recognition. -Healthcare + Life Balance:
          • Medical Packages with Rx - 3 Choices
          • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
          • Dependent Day Care Spending Accounts
          • Health Spending Accounts (HSA) with a company match
          • Dental Care Program - 2 choices
          • Vision Plan
          • Life Insurance Options
          • Accidental Insurances
          • Paid Time Off + Paid Holidays
          • Employee Assistance Programs
          • 401k with a Company MatchEducation + Leadership Development
            • Tuition Reimbursements and Student Loan forgiveness
            • Mentoring + Trainer Opportunities through our Horizon Mentorship Program
            • Growth in Director and CEO positions through our Horizon Leadership Program
            • Handle with Care Trainer - CertificationsRecognition + Rewards
              • On the spot recognition Prizes
              • Team Member of the Quarter
              • Team Member of the Year
              • Monthly Celebrations
              • Team Member Recognition CardsQualified candidates, please apply now for a chance to join an outstanding team.Our overall mission is to Inspire Hope, Restore Peace of Mind and Heal Lives. -#NewVista

Keywords: ClearVista Health and Wellness, Lorain , MHT - Mental Health Technician - Nights, Professions , Lorain, Ohio

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