MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN

Location US-NJ-Camden
Job ID
53590
Category
Technician
Shift
3
Type
Part Time
Department Name
S5 - Psychiatric

Short Description

Assists the Registered Nurse in providing direct, indirect and non-patient care responsibilities.

 

Contributes to quality patient care by serving as a significant member of the multidisciplinary

treatment team in providing therapeutic groups and activities, milieu counseling and management.

 

Performs patient care observation rounds, 1:1 observation, environmental rounds, vital signs, control logs, glucose checks, specimen collections, treatment planning, patient education, visitor & meal monitoring, belongings and body checks and documentation as needed.

 

Uses verbal de-escalation techniques to manage disruptive patient behaviors, in addition to limit-setting and physical restraint application as directed, and functions as a valuable member of the treatment team during a psychiatric code and Code Grey.

 

Performs clerical functions to support the clinical operations of the unit.

 

 

 

 

Special Requirements

Associate Degree required, Bachelor Degree preferred, in Psychology or related study

Minimum of 2 years experience in a mental health, forensic or addictions setting

BLS required.

CPI, Handle with Care, Aggression Management certification is preferred

Scheduled Days / Hours: Full time night shift; 7:00pm - 7:00am, rotation to other shifts, if needed; including a rotational weekends and holidays schedule.

 

Education: Graduate of NLN accredited School of Nursing - Bachelor Degree preferred.

 

License/Certifications/Registration: Current NJ-RN License (Registered Nurse); Current American Heart Association BLS Certification (Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers); certain specialties may require advanced certification (i.e. ACLS, NALS, PALS)

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