MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN (MHT)
Summit Ridge - Lawrenceville, GA

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SummitRidge Hospital specializes in the provision of mental health and chemical dependency services. Our talented team of professionals provide caring and professional inpatient and support services to adults and adolescents suffering from psychiatric or addictive disorders. Additionally, the Geriatric unit provides acute care for seniors in psychiatric crisis. Our in-patient nursing department is led by the Director of Nursing, Nurse Weekend Supervisor and includes Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Mental Health Technicians, and Nurse Technicians. SummitRidge is committed to continuity of care and does not utilize agency staff, instead we maintain a fully trained PRN pool as needed.

Join a fast-paced team as a Mental Health Technician. Carry out a variety of direct and indirect nursing patient care activities and tasks which support the maintenance of the therapeutic milieu and which meet the patient’s needs for safety and comfort.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

- BS or BA degree in psychology, social work or related field with one year inpatient experience in mental health

- OR -

Three (3) years experience in mental health care/social service may be substituted for or considered in lieu of degree.

- Skilled in effective verbal and written communications, interviewing, and counseling

Position Tasks:

1. Assists with admission of patients to the unit.

2. Initiates the admission flow sheet and presents it to the Registered Nurse.

3. Searches patient belongings upon admission and collects those items of potential self-harm per unit policy.

4. Orients patient to unit environment as appropriate to patient’s condition.

5. Conducts Patient Observation Rounds according to policy.

6. Renders quality patient care as evidenced by proficient completion of:

-Taking and recording vital signs.

Measuring and recording intake and output. Must be able to demonstrate sound judgment, maturity, and the ability to act with objectivity and empathy in crises.

-Keeping information boards current regarding patient observation levels, lithium levels, lab tests, etc.

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