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Behavioral HealthMental Health Technician - Full Time Nights - Terre Haute

Behavioral HealthMental Health Technician - Full Time Nights - Terre Haute

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Behavioral Health Unit Technician - Adult Behavioral Health Unit - Full Time Nights, 36 hrs per week, 7p to 7:30a, rotating weekends Terre Haute Regional Hospital is seeking an experienced Behavioral Health/Mental Health Tech to join our close-knit Behavioral Health Team to work 7p to 7:30a with weekend rotation. Our 16-bed Adult In-Patient Acute Behavioral Health Unit admits patients 18 years of age and older, predominantly via the Emergency Department. THRH Behavioral Health uses a multi-disciplinary treatment team consisting of RN, Behavioral Health Techs, Psychologist, Licenses Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors and Certified Recreational Therapists. We are looking for candidates with great communication and organizational skills who are outgoing and who can work in a fast-paced environment. Regional Hospital is a 278-bed community-based medical center with comprehensive medical and surgical programs. Accredited by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, we are dedicated to our Mission, Values and Vision and are committed to providing quality, individualized patient care to the communities we serve. We're more than a hospital, we're a family! Awesome tuition reimbursement and educational resources, comprehensive benefits, caring culture and supportive team, plus outstanding leadership. First Wabash Valley Hospital to be designated as an Accredited Chest Pain Center Level II Trauma Center Designation Regional Hospital recently earned a 4th-straight 'A' grade in Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade rankings The Paul Seibenmorgen Cancer Center at Terre Haute Regional Hospital has received the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer approval with commendation. Position summary: This position performs various patient care activities and related nonprofessional services necessary in caring for the needs and comfort of patients. Position responsibilities : * Participates in providing a therapeutic environment through acceptance of patient behavior and guidance toward socially acceptable behavior. Interprets information needed to identify patient requirements relative to age specific needs * Participates in the development, review and implementation of interdisciplinary treatment plans under guidance of RN * Supervises and participates with patients in group or individual recreational, social, and related activities under the direction of the program therapist and/or charge nurse * Provides for patient safety and comfort through attention to general health and assistance and guidance in cleanliness, grooming, rest, activity, and nourishment; maintains an attractive and comfortable unit environment. Provides for patient and unit safety through patient search, room searches as assigned and continued safety monitoring * Performs basics nursing procedures as required, ie, bathing, feeding, temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, oral hygiene, etc * Responsible for observing patients' behavior, charting and reporting any significant physical or mental changes to the nurses on duty * Assist in the admission, transfer, and discharge of patients * Keeps confidential conversations and information concerning patients * Maintains familiarity with emergency procedures and functions as a team member in emergency situations * Participates in staff development classes, meetings, and staff conferences as directed * Assists with acting out or combative patients, helping to seclude or restrain if necessary * Assists in escorting to medical service areas, and diagnostic test, and in the administration of ECT * Assists in the care and maintenance of equipment of the unit and keeping unit and milieu in proper order * Maintains awareness of and participated in quality assurance activities to promote continuous quality improvement * Floats to other units as needed * Performs efficiently with CPCS. Maintains ongoing training and proficiency with CPCS * Attend Code of Conduct training course annually. * Demonstrate an understanding of and adherence to HCA's Code of Conduct. * Demonstrates conduct that is reflective of THRH's commitment to HCA's Code of Conduct. * Understands and satisfies the needs of the patient population appropriate to the age of the patient served (adults, geriatric, adolescent, pediatric, and parents of neonates) * Adheres to the Standards of Behavior for Terre Haute Regional Hospital as per the Customer Relations PolicyQualifications: Essential educational/licensure, skills and experience : * At least 18 years of age. * High School diploma or GED in addition to the afore mentioned requirements. * Prior mental health experience in a medical setting. * Certifications: BLS and Crisis Prevention Certification must be maintained throughout employment with Terre Haute Regional Hospital Valued but not required educational/licensure, skills and experience : * One (1) year of college education, preferably with courses in psychology and sociology or documented evidence of Mental Health Technician training or applicable training.Company Description:At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA.


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