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Mental Health Technicican in Mayfield, KY at Jackson Purchase Medical Center

Date Posted: 2/18/2019

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Job Description

Jackson Purchase Medical Center

To provide direct patient care to Geriatric Adults with psychiatric disorders to ensure the safety and well-being of patients in the Psychiatric Unit.
  • Monitor unit patients and complete rounds as assigned.
  • Participate in treatment planning by helping to identify patients; problems, needs and strengths.  Report all areas of concern regarding patient’s mental or physical status to the Charge Nurse.
  • Assist in the admission process, including obtaining vital signs, safety search of patients and personal belongings, obtaining urine specimens and orienting new patients to the unit and their program.
  • Ensure precaution protocols are followed, and encourage patients to actively participate in all program activities.
  • Accompany patients as assigned by Charge Nurse.
  • Plan and prepare adequately for supportive group activities.
  • Maintain patient, program, department and related documentation ensuring that forms are properly and promptly completed and routed.
  • Participate in hospital emergency codes necessary to the unit’s and the hospital’s safe operation.
  • Provide general nursing assistance, appropriate to patient age and as assigned and supervised by the Charge Nurse.
  • Monitor vital signs and assist patients with activities of daily living.
  • Carry out clerical and administrative assignment to support patient care and department operations, including taking and routing of phone messages.
  • Will adhere to all safety policies and safe work practice.
  • Will adhere to all hospital policies and procedures.
  • Support facility internal and external customer service standards.
  • Follow Jackson Purchase Medical Centers’ Time and Attendance Policy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Performs basic patient care and ADL Procedures
  • Collects vital sign data
  • Observes and monitors patients
  • Oversees milieu management and patient safety
  • Provides patient activities in accordance with treatment plan.
  • Documents observations and interventions
  • Participates in treatment planning process

Job Requirements

High School Diploma or GED required. Must have CAN training or equivalent with certification, Crisis Prevention Intervention certified, IV therapy certified, and CPR/BLS certified. Previous experience with geriatric age group preferred. Basic skills include; organizational, customer relations, math, grammar/spelling, computer training, the ability to follow written and oral direction, and the ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.

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