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Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Behavioral Health department. Submit your application today!
We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, student loan repayment, and employee stock purchase program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.
As a Mental Health Technician, you are an integral part of the nursing team. You will perform routine care of psychiatric patients and perform additional unit tasks according to knowledge, ability, and duties assigned.
The Mental Health Technician:
Takes vital signs, patient weights, performs ancillary blood glucose testing, documents results in the medical record and reports results to nursing. Maintains accurate Intake and Output, calorie counts and collection of urine drug screens.
Serves and collects food trays, water carafes and nourishments. Feeds patients as necessary. Assists with activities of daily living such as bathing, shaving, and oral care. Answers patient call lights and assists with lifting and transporting. Assists with maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness of the unit and patientsurroundings.
Observes patients every 15 – 30 minutes and documents findings on observation record. Performs room safety survey every shift and provides 1 to 1 observation as assigned. Monitors safety of environment and identifies areas for improvement and reports to supervisor.
Leads a community or activity group and reports patient participation to RN. May handle, pick up, deliver and/or stock non-controlled medications as directed by a licensed team member.
Performs contraband searches. Is skilled at identifying and intervening with safe and effective techniques on patients to avoid escalation of undesirable or unacceptable behavior whicheminently poses as a threat to self or others. Accompanies patients on activities such assmoke breaks, on site and off site procedures or testing and to court hearings.
In addition to routine Behavioral Health Tech duties consistently performs, as assigned, a minimumof two of the following additional duties: Unit Secretary, ECT Tech, Assistant Activity Therapist or Crisis Intervention Instructor. Assists with orientation of new personnel.
A High School diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited program are required.
Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant has been nationally recognized for its record setting kidney, liver and pancreas transplant programs. It is home to the Texas Transplant Institute and is the largest living donor kidney transplant program in the US. According to the United Network of Organ Sharing database, the center reached a major milestone in 2019 by performing 231 living donor kidney transplants in a single year setting a new national record - that’s 65 more transplants than the second center on the list.
In addition to transplant care, Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant is a full service hospital with over 260 beds that provides specialized services for liver cancer care, hepatobiliary surgery, emergency care, weight loss surgery, urology surgery, vascular surgery, inpatient rehabilitation, colorectal surgery and behavioral health care. Our surgical expertise extends to robotics, with four da Vinci surgical robots in use. It has been recognized as a Center of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Excellence from the American Society for Bariatric Surgery since 2008. Our Sexual Assault Response Team provides a compassionate environment for sexual assault survivors ages 13+, serving as a model for hospitals and agencies all over the world. Specialty and Transplant prides itself on providing the highest quality of patient care possible as proven by their five consecutive Grade A scores from the Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade survey. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant under Locations.
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