Mental Health Technician, Days, Part Time
Company: Adventist Health NW
Posted on: June 6, 2021
Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We
provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the
greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are
driven by our unique passion to live God's love through health,
wholeness and hope. From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to
always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our
We're looking for someone to join our team as a Mental Health
Provides direct and indirect care, under the direction of the
registered nurse (RN), for a patient or an assigned group of
patients. Meets patient care needs through the use of the nursing
process. Cares for patients of different age groups by using age
related interventions as assigned by the RN.
- Implements psychosocial interventions, helps with basic
activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, oral
hygiene, ambulating, transferring, elimination needs and
therapeutic program participation. Assists in maintaining program
function including meal supervision and patient safety checks.
Assists in structured therapeutic activities and supportive
interactions with patients. Utilizes seclusion and restraint
interventions, as needed.
- Conducts therapeutic interventions with patients exhibiting
significant disturbances in emotional, cognitive and physical
behaviors. Facilitates or co-facilitates therapeutic group process.
Facilitates a variety of therapeutic groups including verbal
process, patient education and those encouraging non verbal means
of expression and communication. Interprets patient's behavior or
physical symptoms so that abnormal behaviors are recognized and
reported to the RN so that interventions may be implemented.
- Performs data collection and physical examinations for patients
and participates with the RN in the planning of care and
implementation of interventions. Participates with other team
members in developing plans for meeting the daily care needs of
patients, as determined by the care plan. Conducts required patient
monitoring according to policy. Documents individual patient care
- Supports patient and family through empathetic
interaction/education within scope of practice. Identifies and
reinforces patient/family teaching plans. Fosters patient
participation in the program environment and offers support to
patients in coping with an immediate situation.
- Assists nursing staff in clerical duties. Prepares new charts
on admission, fills out routine forms and answers telephones.
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
You'll be successful with the following qualifications:
- High School Education/GED or equivalent: Preferred
- Associate's/Technical Degree or equivalent combination of
education/related experience: Preferred
- Two years experience in a behavioral healthcare setting:
- Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) licensure in state of practice:
- Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) certification:
- Management of Assaultive Behavior certification: Preferred
Adventist Health is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our
associates and patients. Therefore, we require that all associates
receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to,
measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu
vaccine typically during October-March each year), etc., as a
condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and
religious exemptions may apply.
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