Mental Health Technician in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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Portsmouth Regional Hospital

Mental Health Technician

Portsmouth, NH, United States
Full-time • Days (rotating weekends)
Behavioral and Social Work   Job ID: 00147-11862
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SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)
SCHEDULE: Full-time


Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA) is a community of 94,000 Registered Nurses and 38,000 active physicians. We have over 1,900 facilities ranging from hospitals, freestanding ER’s, ambulatory surgery centers, and urgent care clinics. Our facility based staff continues to raise the bar in patient care. Ten HCA hospitals have been named in IBM Watson Health’s top 100 best-performing hospitals based on patient satisfaction and operational data.

Portsmouth Regional is a 209-bed acute care hospital located in Portsmouth, NH, and is part of HCA, the nation’s largest provider of healthcare services. Portsmouth Regional Hospital serves the seacoast region’s residents in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts and is one of the area’s largest employers. Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the only Level II Trauma Center on the Seacoast and one of only three in New Hampshire to earn this important distinction. Recently, we were named One of America’s Best Hospitals for Joint Replacements through a National Study by Health grades. Most recently, we received the Leapfrog ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade.

Not only do our patients come first, but our employees do too! We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At Portsmouth Regional Hospital we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Some of our unique benefits we offer include:

    • Student Loan Repayment
    • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs
    • Paid Personal Leave
    • 401k (100% annual match – 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
    • Identity Theft Protection discounts
    • Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options
    • Adoption Assistance
    • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)

 

HCA is dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues. We will provide you the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We are currently looking for an ambitious Mental Health Technician to help us reach our goals. Unlock your potential here!

 

SPECIFIC ELEMENTS & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 
  1. Completes position responsibilities by following established guidelines & protocols within the appropriate time frame.

  2. Demonstrates good skills in all forms of communication. Works well with others in a spirit of teamwork and cooperation.

  3. Maintains education and development appropriate for position.

  4. Adheres to established hospital and department guidelines and protocols. Supports hospital mission, vision and values.

  5. Performs position specific job functions at an acceptable level.

  6. Acts as co-primary for assigned patients. Plays a pivotal role in devising and implementing the plan of care as part of the multi-disciplinary team, monitoring the treatment program with patients; supervising individual patient’s compliance with treatment plans, and documenting observations appropriately.

  7. Assists in the admission and orientation of new patients to the unit.

  8. Assists other members of the Treatment Team in the implementation of the Treatment Plan, including teaching and orientation of patients to the plan.

  9. Possesses the ability to assess data reflective of a patient’s status and interprets appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and provides care as described in clinical services policies and procedures.

  10. Responds to programmatic needs which may involve interdisciplinary collaboration, as requested by unit management.

  11. Organizes patients for groups and directs them to groups at the assigned times.

  12. Supports and reinforces the therapeutic milieu in a manner consistent with the efforts of other treatment team members.

  13. Facilitates/leads treatment focus meetings, activity groups and other groups having specific education/experience requirements.

  14. Informs the Charge Nurse of patient conditions, both physical and behavioral, appropriate to the degree of urgency warranted by the patient’s condition.

  15. Escorts patients to appointments as assigned.

  16. Performs treatment procedures, e.g. pass preparation/return specimen collection, as assigned.

  17. Assists patients with personal hygiene and ADL’s as assigned or when indicated.

  18. Works with patients individually within the Treatment Plan parameters.

  19. Assists patients with the care of their room as indicated.

  20. Utilized strict protocols when dealing with potentially aggressive patients and assures the protection of patient’s rights.

  21. Monitors and assists with providing care for patients in seclusion or restraints in accordance with hospital policy.

  22. Supports and assists with implementing and/or revising the plan of care as it relates to the patient’s identified cultural and religious beliefs, language barriers, etc.

  23. Demonstrates sensitivity and respect to the patient, the patient’s family or significant others, as an individual and family unit.

  24. Maintains precaution checks as assigned and documents according to policy.

  25. Stays alerts to the presence of contraband on the unit at all times, and follows procedures for searches according to policy.

  26. Performs environmental rounds and reports any faulty equipment, property damage, environmental safety concerns to the appropriate person in a timely manner.

  27. Adheres to appropriate professional boundaries in relation to patients.

  28. Provides education to patients (and/or families) that includes instruction in specific knowledge and/or skills needed to meet ongoing healthcare needs, and documents the same in the medical record.

  29. Accurately and consistently completes the Shift Notes on assigned patients in the medical records and has no deficient charts.

  30. Adheres to unit/hospital standards for documenting patient care.

  31. Completes annual competencies within appropriate time frame.

 

 

 

Qualifications

EDUCATION:

·       High school diploma or GED equivalent

EXPERIENCE: 

  • 1-3 years of experience as a Mental Health Technician is preferred

 We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.



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Behavioral and Social Work
Full-time • Days (rotating weekends)

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