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.
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
BS or BA degree
in psychology, social
work or related field with one year inpatient experience in mental
Three (3) years experience in mental health care/social service may be
substituted for or considered in lieu of
Skilled in effective verbal and written
communications, interviewing, and counseling
Assists with admission of patients to the
admission flow sheet and presents it to the Registered
belongings upon admission and collects those items of potential
self-harm per unit policy.
Orients patient to
unit environment as appropriate to patient’s
5. Conducts Patient Observation Rounds
according to policy.
Renders quality patient care as evidenced by
proficient completion of:
recording vital signs.
recording intake and output. Must be able to
demonstrate sound judgment, maturity, and the ability to act with
objectivity and empathy in crises.
information boards current regarding patient observation levels,
lithium levels, lab tests, etc.
Universal Health Services - 20 months ago