HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Mental Health Technician - Behavioral Health - PRN (Varied Hours as Needed) in Derry, New Hampshire
*Parkland Medical Center, *through our partnerships with The Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and the New England Heart Institute (NEHI), brings specialized medicine by highly skilled physicians, innovative approaches to treatment and advanced technology to our communities. With convenient locations in Derry, Londonderry and Salem, we’re proud to provide all the care you need close to home.
_Position Summary:_ The Mental Health Technician functions as a member of the treatment team and accepts responsibilities for specifically assigned duties, such as patient observation rounds, suicide risk observation and assisting with behavior modification programs.
_Essential Functions:_ * Demonstrates expertise in mental health promotion and maintenance of high quality comprehensive patient care. * Displays respect for patient’s integrity, patient information and patient rights. * Demonstrates expertise in the performance of tasks necessary to maintain a therapeutic milieu and optimum patient care. * Escorts patients to and from scheduled activities in a safe and professional manner. * Performs all specific skills assigned including monitoring vital signs in a complete and accurate manner. * Assists with maintaining the cleanliness of the unit. * Maintains high level of interpersonal relationships with program staff. * Utilizes appropriate skills in telephone etiquette when answering the telephone, making sure to record correct messages and pass along to appropriate staff, including patient inquiries. * Demonstrate efficiency in maintaining support services, which are vital to effective program operation. * Maintains unit filing and paperwork system, if assigned by Nurse Manager or Charge Nurse. * Assist with maintaining patients’ activities of daily living. * Demonstrates ability to maintain a safe environment * Promotes internal and external customer satisfaction. * Builds and promotes a culture of service excellence and continuous improvement. * Attendance: works as scheduled and is compliant with Attendance and Tardiness Policy.
Education: High school diploma or GED required. Bachelors or Associates degree in psychology or human service field preferred. American Heart Association BCLS and CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention within 30 days of hire.
Experience: At least one year of experience as a MHT in a healthcare setting preferred. Must exhibit quality communication skills with the ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
Job: *Behavioral & Social Work
Title: Mental Health Technician - Behavioral Health - PRN (Varied Hours as Needed)
Location: New Hampshire-Derry-Parkland Medical Center - Derry
Requisition ID: 00636-4720