HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Mental Health Tech in N Richland Hills, Texas

Mental Health Tech Full Time - FT Nights - Rotating Weekends

Medical City North Hills is an award-winning acute care hospital located in the heart of northeast Tarrant County, located near the corner of NE Loop 820 and Boulevard 26 in North Richland Hills. Our mission is above all else, to serve, to care for, and to assist in the healing of our patients and their families.

We are currently seeking Mental Health Tech who will, under the guidance of a Nurse, serve as a member of the treatment team by providing assistance with activities of daily living and assists with facilitating the treatment milieu for psychiatric patients. The incumbent will documentation of observations and baseline measurements into medical record is expected. __ _PRINCIPLE JOB FUNCTIONS_: * Promotes a safe and secure environment to provide for the safe delivery of care * Assists in facilitating the treatment milieu * Communicates pertinent clinical information to the treatment team * Interacts with patient and family in an advocacy and informative role * Accepts assignments to various patient units and hospital departments as census dictates, and will be available for various shifts as needed * Participates in codes to protect the patient from harming self or others * Participates in team meetings and Quality Improvement initiatives * Transports patients as assigned * Collects and delivers lab specimens according to policy * Conducts walking/exercise and community groups * Performs skin assessments and obtains vital signs * Assists with ADL’s and toileting as required * Monitors patient sharps and valuables and labels/handles appropriately * Documents in patient medical record appropriately and accurately * Adheres to hospital polices and procedures * Performs other duties as requested or required * Demonstrates an understanding of and adherence to the Code of Conduct * Conduct reflects the Company’s values and a commitment to the Code of Conduct

_QUALIFICATIONS_: * Preferred four years’ experience with psychiatric patients in a healthcare or treatment setting OR Completion of specialized training program (Certified Psychiatric Tech) OR Bachelor's degree in related field OR a Nursing student enrolled in clinical rotations. * Current CPR and SAMA certification or attainment during orientation. * Prefer experience and/or education in crisis stabilization, mental illness and/or chemical dependency. Strong communication skills in both oral and written format recommended. * Must be flexible and service oriented. _ _ _FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY_: Essential function of the job includes: Extended walking and standing daily, frequently carrying up to 40 lbs., ability to grasp, requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range, full range of motion to include restraining patients to protect them from harm to themselves or others; some exposure to communicable diseases or bodily fluids, hand-eye coordination, manual and finger dexterity.

Job: *Behavioral & Social Work

Title: Mental Health Tech

Location: Texas-N Richland Hills-Medical City North Hills

Requisition ID: 00444-100179