A Mental Health Technician is expected to
understand and implement individual treatment plans, record patient
behavior and provide a safe, supportive environment for the
patients. Technicians may assist in daily group and individual
activities. Mental Health Technicians are responsible for direct
patient care for a vulnerable population and must therefore be
trustworthy and possess the highest moral character. The MHT must
be aware of any threat to patient dignity and privacy; and report
and issues immediately to leadership. Provides care to an adult
patient population ranging from age 45 to 90.
Under the direction of the Nurse, performs
sub-professional duties including providing patient care to meet
the needs of activities of daily living; operation and maintenance
of equipment. Takes and records vital signs and I/Os. Assists
licensed staff and physicians as directed within approved
standards. Performs other related duties such as assisting with
group management, documenting group participation as directed.
Assumes the responsibility for meeting the basic needs of all
patients assigned in ADLs, socialization, and safe interaction with
the unit community. Works collaboratively with the health care
team, is customer focused and strives to meet unit and hospital
goals. Provides quality care according to established practice
standards and guidelines for the area(s) assigned. Must be
willing/able to float to other (comparable) nursing units, as
requested/needed. Functions as an active member of the
Multidisciplinary Treatment Team under the direction and
supervision of the RN.
The requirements listed below are representative of the
knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In accordance with The
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it is possible that
requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled
individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose
serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which
impose undue hardships on the organization.
Minimum Education: High school diploma or
equivalent required. Bachelor?s degree preferred.
Minimum Experience: Relevant patient care
experience as a nursing assistant or mental health assistant in a
hospital setting preferred. Good therapeutic communication skills
required. Successful candidates who do not possess the preferred
experience will be provided educational support after hire to
obtain these credentials.
American Heart Association BLS CPR certification required. CPI
certification within 90 days.
Job: Behavioral Tech
Primary Location: Hilton Head, South Carolina
Facility: Hilton Head Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days