Mental Health Technician
Diamond Healthcare Corporation - Albuquerque, NM

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Overview:

Diamond Healthcare is opening a 26-bed Psychiatric Inpatient Geriatric Program in Albuquerque, NM. There will also be a Structured Outpatient Program (SOP) associated with the Behavioral Health Program. Renovations of a Long-Term Acute Care (LTAC) facility are currently taking place.

Responsibilities:

SUMMARY PERFORMANCE DESCRPITION : Provides direct patient care. Assists in maintaining medical records, monitoring patient interactions and safety.

Provides clerical support, assists in patient data collection and performing medical procedures under direction of an RN utilizing knowledge of verbal and non-verbal communication skills to provide targeted therapeutic interventions with patients.

REPORTS TO : Clinical Nurse Manger or Designee.

Qualifications:

EDUCATION : High School diploma required. In general 1 yr. equivalent work experience in psychiatric/addictive disease treatment facility.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS : Communication skills; ability to build rapport with patients; positive attitude and commitment to treat patients with dignity and respect.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT : Pleasant indoor environment within the program and the Hospital. Worker may possibly be subjected to temperature changes and be exposed to adverse environmental conditions when transporting/escorting patients. Moderate physical activity. Some hazard potential from possibility of physically acting out behavior of patients and exposure to health related communicable diseases.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS OF JOB :

Ability to exercise self-control in potentially volatile situations such as being verbally or physically confronted in a threatening or aggressive manner; must be able to work and concentrate amidst distractions such as noise, conversation and foot traffic; ability to handle interruptions often and be able to move from one task to another; must be flexible and not easily frustrated in dealing with differences of opinions.

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Diamond Healthcare Corporation is a behavioral health services company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, providing a total continuum of...