PeaceHealth is seeking a Mental Health Technician - Psychiatric Unit for a Per Diem/Relief, Night position. Hourly compensation starts at $17.13, more depending on experience.
Participates with the nursing care team in providing quality, compassionate patient care with an emphasis on the care of the psychiatric patient.
- Participate in the care, observation, and documentation of all psychiatric patients. This may include assisting with daily living activities; taking vital signs; collecting routine specimens; assisting with dressing; ambulating patients; setting up and assisting with procedures; may include attending and participating in group therapy.
- Assisting nursing staff with seclusion and/or restraint. Observation of secluded or restrained patients.
- If assigned to the Emergency Department may assist RN with receiving psychiatric patients by ambulance or law enforcement and triaging these patients. Also may assist with transporting patients.
- Assist in keeping patient care areas and equipment clean.
- May be responsible for maintaining unit supplies by stocking patient rooms and supply areas.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Graduate of a Certified Nursing Assistant Acute Care program or EMT program if assigned to Emergency Department.
- College coursework in Psychology or other health related field preferred.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.
- Inpatient Psychiatric Unit: One year of recent experience in an acute care psychiatric facility or equivalent recent experience caring for or managing individuals with behavioral health issues in a psychiatric setting, or 20 shifts or more floating to the inpatient psychiatric unit as a CNA.
Inpatient Psychiatric Unit:
- Current Certified Nursing Assistant certification required.(If practicing in Oregon must have CNA II Registration.)
- Crisis Intervention Certification required within 3 months of hire.
- Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
- Ability to apply problem solving process
- Good time management skills
- Demonstrated skill with psychiatric patients
- Demonstrated competence with patient de-escalation, restraint and seclusion
REGION/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES
Oregon West Network – Sacred Heart Medical Center: If working in either the Inpatient Psych Unit or the Emergency Department:
- Graduate of a Certified Nursing Assistant Acute Care Program or EMT Program required.
- Current CNA II certification or minimum of EMT-Basic certification required.
Oregon West Network – SHMC Inpatient Psychiatry Unit: additional Essential Functions
- Being present with the patients in order to interact, observe, and report to the direct care or Charge Nurse Patient and milieu status.
- Responsible for laundering and tracking patient’s clothing as needed; reporting to Social Work patient items needed for discharge.
UNIVERSITY DISTRICT-PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:
- Work requires normal amounts of physical effort at least 66% of the time.
- Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
- Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.
- Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids.
- Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).
This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.
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