QuarterLine provides professional health care staffing services to military hospitals and health clinics across the United States. We are currently seeking a full-time Mental Health Services Technician at Andersen Air Force Base in Yigo, Guam.
The duties include but are not limited to the following:
The Mental Health Services Technician will generally work between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
- Conducts or assists in treatment and rehabilitation of mental health patients. Performs initial basic assessment procedures including standardized psychological testing, clinical interviewing, mental status examinations, substance abuse evaluations, and psychological and nursing assessment.
- Assists in identifying mental health and nursing diagnoses, treatments, patient education, and disposition planning.
- Participates in patient care conferences and substance abuse intervention.
- Observes, monitors, records, and reports patient's progress.
- Conducts or assists in conducting group and individual counseling, therapeutic community, and other related milieu activities.
- Institutes precautionary measures to prevent patient injury or suicide.
- Provides mental health and substance abuse prevention education.
- Performs general and special clinical procedures.
- Assists patients with nutritional, hygiene, and comfort measures.
- Obtains and records vital signs.
- Performs chaperone and escort duties.
- Maintains therapeutic relationships.
- Coordinates with other agencies regarding specified care, treatment, prevention, rehabilitation, and administrative functions. Contacts military and community agencies to obtain collateral information. Explains and interprets mental health services to patients or others.
- Assists in, or arranges patient referral to public, private, and military community agencies. Prepares and maintains records and reports pertaining to specialty services. Conducts in-service training. Assists with care of individuals experiencing acute and post-traumatic stress reactions.
- Prepares, maintains, and disposes of mental health, family advocacy, and substance abuse treatment records.
- Receives patients and schedules appointment. Evaluates mental health service activities.
- Collects and updates administrative and statistical data.
- Conducts unit self-assessments.
- Compiles and prepares medical and administrative reports.
- Briefs patients on safety and evacuation procedures.
Education. Completion of high school is mandatory.
Experience. Must have experience administering, scoring, and reporting psychological test results; interviewing patients to obtain biopsychosocial history, personal information; and assisting professional staff to carry out prescribed treatment plan. Must have experience conducting briefings, performing or supervising psychological test administration; and interviewing, and assisting in patient treatment, or substance abuse prevention and counseling.
Must possess knowledge in the following:
- Must have knowledge of psychiatry, psychology, social work, family advocacy, and nursing principles, procedures and theories; confidentiality and legal aspects of patient care; understanding of medical, nursing, and mental health terminology; psychopathology; adjustment mechanisms; substance abuse pathology; anatomy and physiology; deviant and unacceptable behavior; principles of interpersonal relationships; counseling and interviewing techniques; diagnostic nomenclature; psychopharmacology; administration and scoring of psychological tests; medical and mental health ethics; medical and clinical records administration; principles of milieu therapy
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