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Mental Health Technician (PD)

Company: Glendale Adventist Medical Center
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Essential Functions: Implements psychosocial interventions, helps with basic activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, ambulating, transferring, elimination needs and therapeutic program participation. Assists in maintaining program function including meal supervision and patient safety checks. Assists in structured therapeutic activities and supportive interactions with patients. Utilizes seclusion and restraint interventions, as needed.Conducts therapeutic interventions with patients exhibiting significant disturbances in emotional, cognitive and physical behaviors. Facilitates or co-facilitates therapeutic group process. Facilitates a variety of therapeutic groups including verbal process, patient education and those encouraging non verbal means of expression and communication. Interprets patient's behavior or physical symptoms so that abnormal behaviors are recognized and reported to the RN so that interventions may be implemented.Performs data collection and physical examinations for patients and participates with the RN in the planning of care and implementation of interventions. Participates with other team members in developing plans for meeting the daily care needs of patients, as determined by the care plan. Conducts required patient monitoring according to policy. Documents individual patient care information.Supports patient and family through empathetic interaction/education within scope of practice. Identifies and reinforces patient/family teaching plans. Fosters patient participation in the program environment and offers support to patients in coping with an immediate situation.Assists nursing staff in clerical duties. Prepares new charts on admission, fills out routine forms and answers telephones.Performs other job-related duties as assigned. You'll be successful with the following qualifications: Education: High School Education/GED or equivalent: PreferredAssociate's/Technical Degree or equivalent combination of education/related experience: Preferred Work Experience: Two years experience in a behavioral healthcare setting: Preferred Required Licenses/Certifications: Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) licensure in state of practice: PreferredNonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) certification: PreferredManagement of Assaultive Behavior certification: Preferred Adventist Health is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our associates and patients. Therefore, we require that all associates receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu vaccine typically during October-March each year), COVID-19 vaccine (required in CA and HI) or the option of COVID-19 vaccine or weekly testing (required in OR), etc., as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.

Keywords: Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Bakersfield , Mental Health Technician (PD), Healthcare , Bakersfield, California

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