Mental Health Tech

ID# 002024

Peak View Behavioral Health
7353 Sisters Grove
Colorado Springs, CO 80923
United States

Job Posted
5/20/2021
Posting Expires
7/19/2021
Category
Industry
Healthcare / Health Services
Job Start Date
6/7/2021
Job End Date
8/31/2021
Application Closing Date
9/1/2021
Manages Others
No
Experience Required
No
Degree Required
Yes
Security Clearance Required
No
Pay
From $15.00 To $16.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
No Travel

Job Description

Full Job Description

**Sign on bonus $2000**

**Shift Differential for overnights and weekends**

**12 hour shift required**

POSITION SUMMARY

The Mental Health Tech/CNA functions as an active part of the treatment team, providing continuous patient care, supervision, interaction, and role modeling to patients ranging in age from preschool through geriatrics depending on which unit worked. Mental Health Techs work under the direction of a Registered Nurse.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: High school graduate or equivalent. College courses from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, counseling, recreational therapy or appropriate therapeutic discipline preferred.

Experience: One (1) year previous related experience or Bachelors Degree in a related behavioral health field preferred.

License: CNA Preferred

Additional Requirements:

  • Successful completion and timely renewal of CPR/AED Certification for The Health Care Provider
  • Successful completion and timely renewal of Handle with Care (HWC) training during new employee orientation and prior to assisting in a restraining procedure.
  • Shifts are 12 hours
  • May be required to work overtime and flexible hours.
  • One weekend day required

** All Pay ranges are based on 40 hour work weeks.**

Note : In support of PVBH’s quality requirements, we require a post-offer drug screen, physical, criminal background review and conduct original source verification of degrees/certifications of all candidates.

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE

Assessment

1. Take and record vital signs properly.

2. Utilize sound judgment during assessment and observe and document any changes in a patient’s appearance, behavior or ability to work toward treatment plan goals.

3. Communicate changes in patient’s condition to the charge nurse.

Treatment Planning

1. Follow the therapeutic interventions outlined by the treatment team for each patient.

2. Ensure awareness of patient’s individualized plan of care including goals and interventions.

3. Provide information to the charge nurse that assists in the development and revision of the treatment plan.

4. Document the treatment plan, nursing interventions and the patient’s response to the intervention.

Intervention

1. Ensure intervention is based on the patient’s plan of care.

2. Employ appropriate crisis intervention techniques as needed.

3. Employ facility approved Handle With Care (HWC) techniques as necessary.

4. Assist patients through the discharge process.

5. Assist patients with personal hygiene and activities of daily living.

Milieu Management

1. Comply with the established policies and procedures requiring a safe, clean and therapeutic environment.

2. Practice universal precautions and environmental safety guidelines.

3. Recognize and respond to priorities in patient care responsibilities.

4. Supervise and assist patients in all patient areas.

5. Check patients for contraband and manage the patient’s valuables and belongings.

6. Report potential crisis situations to the nurse in charge and respond in an appropriate fashion.

7. Ensure patient safety through continuous supervision of patient.

8. Establish and maintain a professional therapeutic relationship with patients.

Teaching

1. Teach the patient proper hygiene and ensure adherence to hygiene methods.

2. Carry out teaching activities identified in the treatment plan under the supervision of the Program Manager.

3. Model and teach appropriate social skills.

4. Re-enforce the importance of medication compliance and monitor activity of compliance.

5. Orient patients to their unit and program, providing continuous guidance as needed.

Performance

1. Assume responsibilities for the completion of all patient care responsibilities and other assigned duties.

2. Act as the patient’s advocate and assure that patient’s rights are upheld.

3. Comply with established measures for infection control, OSHA regulations, and risk management.

4. Comply with the Employee Code of Ethics.

5. Adhere to all facility and personnel policies and procedures.

6. Participate in continuous Performance Improvement activities.

Specific Standards for the Care of Adolescent Patients Ages 12 through 18
1. Maintain knowledge of the Adolescent Program rules, protocols and handbooks guidelines.

2. Assess patients for behaviors consistent with the developmental stages and makes note of any deviations in behavior.

3. Recognize acting out behavior of adolescent specific age group and set appropriate limits in clear, concise, behavioral and non-judgmental terms based on the age of the patient.

4. Demonstrate an awareness of learning disabilities and translates treatment/program expectations to the learning-disabled adolescent.

5. Relate to adolescent patients in an age appropriate manner.

6. Utilize seclusion and restraint procedures with an understanding of the need for modification in regard to smaller body sizes of adolescents, abandonment issues and the history of physical and/or sexual abuse issue.

7. Act as a resource to other staff in regard to the Adolescent Patient Programs.

Specific Standards for the Care of Adult Patients Ages 19 through 64
1. Gather information from the patient, family and interdisciplinary team and use judgments based on knowledge of adult behaviors in treatment planning and interventions.

2. Recognize behaviors and set appropriate limits in clear, concise, behaviors and non-judgmental terms.

3. Utilize seclusion/restraint procedures applicable to adult body size and past history of violent or emotional behaviors.

4. Maintain current knowledge of the Adult Program rules, protocols and handbook guidelines.

5. Utilize theoretical concepts to guide the effective practice of adult care within Specific Standards of Care for this age group.

Specific Standards for the Care of Geriatric Patients Ages 65 and older
1. Maintain knowledge of the developmental tasks and sociological theories of aging.

2. Utilize theoretical concepts to guide the effective practice of gerontological health care and behavioral care.

3. Gather the appropriate information from the patient, family and interdisciplinary team and use therapeutic judgments based on knowledge of gerontological health/behavioral care practices to develop a comprehensive plan of care.

4. Utilize interventions based on gerontological theory to restore patient’s functional capabilities and to prevent complications and excess disability.

5. Maintain a complete knowledge of treatments, medications and side effects of such in the geriatric age group.

1. Maintain confidentiality of facility employees and patient information.

2. Complies with established measures for infection control, OSHA regulations, and risk management.

3. Complies with all facility policies and procedures related to ethical practices and conduct.

4. Adhere to all facility and personnel policies and procedures.

5. Ensure timely renewal of all job requirements, i.e., licensure, CPR, CPI, TB screening, etc.

Safety Management
1. Practice standard precautions and environmental safety guidelines.

2. Follows/implements all safety policies and procedures during actual or staged safety emergencies (fire, tornado, disaster, etc.).

3. Adhere to all facility safety management policies, including maintaining compliance with environment of care modules.

4. Ensure that the physical environment of the area is monitored for safety, cleanliness, and attractive appearance and all deficiencies are corrected in a timely manner.

Note: The essential job functions of this position are not limited to the duties listed above.

COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

THIS SECTION DESCRIBES WHAT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION SHOULD CURRENTLY POSSESS. THIS LIST MAY NOT BE COMPLETE FOR ALL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION.

1. Knowledge of all code procedures.

2. Knowledge of personal hygiene training techniques.

3. Knowledge of psychiatric care techniques.

4. Knowledge of assault behavior management techniques.

5. Thorough knowledge and training in CPR.

6. Knowledge of admitting procedures.

7. Knowledge of patient charting.

8. Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines.

9. Skill in telephone etiquette and paging procedures.

10. Effective oral and written communication skills.

11. Ability to communicate effectively with patients and co-workers.

12. Ability to adhere to safety policies and procedures.

13. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information.

14. Ability to work as a team player.

15. Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication.

16. Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures.

17. Ability to recognize the importance of adapting to the various patient age groups (adolescent, adult and geriatric).

18. Ability to participate in all aspects of patient care management.

19. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

20. Ability to meet corporate deadlines.

21. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS, MENTAL, AND SPECIAL DEMANDS:

THIS SECTION DESCRIBES HOW AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION CURRENTLY PERFORMS THE FUNCTIONS OF THIS POSITION. MODIFICATIONS TO THE MANNER IN WHICH THIS JOB MAY BE PERFORMED WILL BE REVIEWED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.

1. Ability to stand sit or walk up to six hours, sit for up to two hours.

2. Ability to move frequently is required in the delivery of patient care.

3. Visual acuity is needed for accurate reading of patient charts and for demonstrating activities or

assisting patients in activities.

4. Ability to spend 20% of the work day outdoors in temperatures varying from 30°-100°F and 80% of the

5. work day indoors in temperatures varying from 60°-85°F.

6. Ability to occasionally push/pull wheeled carts from 200 lbs. (i.e., crash cart, EKG machine, patient on

stretchers or in wheelchairs).

7. Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 10 lbs... (i.e. juices, charts, patient's belongings) and

occasionally lift and carry up to 100 lbs. (a patient).

8. Ability to frequently reach above, at or below shoulder height (obtain supplies, reach in cabinets, use

refrigerator), kneel, bend, stoop, turn, twist.

9. Ability to frequently handle, through gross and fine manipulations, simple grasping, twisting and

fingering of small objects (telephone buttons, thermometers with both hands).

10. Ability to operate a van in a safe manner.

11. Ability to see well enough to read written material and discern a variety of odors.

12. Ability to occasionally handle hazardous/infectious waste.

13. Ability to work in an environment where the noise level is frequently high; where chemicals are

frequently used for cleaning; where mechanical and electrical hazards may be occasionally present; and where dust, mist and steam are frequently generated in housekeeping tasks.

14. Ability to work at a rapid pace and tolerate a variety of repetitive tasks.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND OTHER WORK AIDES:

THIS SECTION DESCRIBES THOSE MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND OTHER WORK AIDES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION MUST BE ABLE TO USE.

1. Medical and nursing equipment and supplies

2. Telephone and paging systems

3. Art equipment and supplies

4. Gym equipment and supplies

5. Policies, procedures, plans, and program manuals

Peak View Behavioral Health provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $31,200.00 - $33,280.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Medical Specialty:

  • Psychiatry

Schedule:

  • 12 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekends

Supplemental Pay:

  • Signing bonus

Application Question(s):

  • All shifts are 12 hours, are you able to work a 12 hour shift?

Experience:

  • Mental Health tech: 1 year (Preferred)
Job Requirements
High School Diploma or GED
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Linda Crow
7353 Sisters Grove
Colorado Springs CO 80923
United States

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