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Psychiatric Mental Health Technician

Company: The Florida House
Location: Deerfield Beach
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Psychiatric Mental Health Technician
FHE Health is a healthcare institution that delivers quality, medically integrated personalized treatment for those suffering from Behavioral Health Disorders. We are in Deerfield Beach, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale. We are proud to ethically serve the South Florida community as well as the nation with our healthcare services. We specialize in addictive disorders and other behavioral health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and traumatic disorders. We employ a team of highly qualified, compassionate individuals who share in the desire to serve this vulnerable population. We provide innovative treatment by creating an environment that promotes healing and optimized learning. We are a Sun-Sentinel Top Workplace 7 years running due to our caring, supportive, and entrepreneurial environment.

  • Competitive Pay
  • Comprehensive Training
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and 401k
  • Supplemental Life and Disability
  • Personal PTO
  • Vacation Time
  • Employee Assistance Program WHAT YOU'LL DO:
    The Psychiatric Mental Health Technician is responsible to provide services which are supportive of the nursing care and members of the interdisciplinary treatment team. The Psychiatric Mental Health Technician makes frequent rounds in patient areas and documents observations and behavioral needs/changes, medical symptoms and/or compliance with the treatment plan and works under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse and/or BHT Lead and BHT Supervisor
    SUPERVISOR: Behavioral Health Technician Supervisor, Chief of Care Coordination
    • Assists the nursing staff in the responsibility for day-to-day processing of new admissions in triage in a timely and efficient manner.
    • Serves as a support for patients entering treatment in the facility and observes patients and/or residents while they are unpacking/packing their belongings to ensure no contraband is present.
    • Ensures patient valuables are properly documented and securely stored in designated areas.
    • Observes patient behavior, activity, maintains a visible presence on the patients in and outside the campus, and circulates throughout the treatment center facility.
    • Monitors and listens to patients concerns and record their condition.
    • Gives medications and other treatments to patients, and follows instructions from doctors and other medical professional.
    • Assists patient's daily activities and ADLs, as needed.
    • Recognizes and responds to crisis situations and provides appropriate interventions.
    • Acts as a liaison between patients and treatment team, documenting pertinent observations to support treatment team and assist the patient.
    • Supervisor's patients while they are unpacking/packing their belongings.
    • Maintains orderly conduct of patients, both on property and while on outings, ensuring the safety of all patients.
    • Conducts searches of patient property and removes all contraband.
    • Observes and ensures patients are taking medication, as prescribed.
    • Observes urinalysis and/or breathalyzer exams.
    • Reports and documents immediately any incidents to the Director of Nursing, Director of Operations, Supervisor, Therapist, as indicated by policy/protocol.
    • Maintains confidentiality of patient information and records.
    • Transports patients to and from appointments, AA/NA meetings, recreational activities, medical appointments when necessary, using the company vehicle.
    • Ensures personal items are returned during discharge process. Qualifications:
      • High School Diploma/GED required; BA/BS degree preferred.
      • Experience in mental/behavioral health, chemical dependency, addiction, and recovery, psychiatric, detox, and/or dual diagnosis substance abuse programs, required.
      • Current CPR Certification or can obtain through FHE Health
      • Proof of Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Training or can obtain through FHE Health
      • Valid Florida Driver's License required and must be at least 21 years old to drive company vehicle and authorized to be placed on company auto insurance policy through approval from third party MVR verification. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
        • Must have excellent communication skills.
        • Knowledge of CARF, DCF and Joint Commission Standards, preferred.
        • Knowledge of infection control and risk management, preferred.

Keywords: The Florida House, Deerfield Beach , Psychiatric Mental Health Technician, Professions , Deerfield Beach, Florida

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