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LEAD TECH - MH (NO DEGREE) - (18315)

Universal Health Services


Location:
DENTON, TX
Date:
02/23/2018
2018-02-232018-03-24
Job Code:
18315
Universal Health Services
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LEAD TECH - MH (NO DEGREE) - (18315)

Facility Name
UBH OF DENTON
Location
DENTON, TX 76201 US (Primary)
Career Area
Professional
Category
Behavioral Health - Technician
Job Description

One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

University Behavioral Health of Denton is a private freestanding psychiatric hospital specializing in mental health and chemical dependency care.

Serving North Texas and surrounding areas since 2005, we provide a wide range of services and programs that offer evidence-based treatment proven to have positive outcomes for our patients.

Our inpatient and day hospital services offer supportive and compassionate care for adolescents and adults through specialty programs that are tailored to meet the needs of our patients.

The Lead Tech is responsible for planning and implementing activity services for assigned program, which involves defining and implementing treatment goals as a member of the treatment team and provide continuous patient care, observation, interaction, and role modeling to patients under the direction of the Charge Nurse. This position functions as an integral part in the training of mental health technicians. 

www.ubhdenton.com

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Certified Nursing Assistant preferred; Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in social work, recreational therapy or appropriate therapeutic discipline preferred.

Experience: Three years of related experience, with knowledge of psychiatric patient care techniques with understanding of mental illness, preferred.  At least three years of experience training and developing other staff members in psychiatric patient care techniques or at least one year of experience performing similar duties at University Behavioral Health of Denton preferred.

Licensure:   N/A

Additional Requirements: Successful completion Handle With Care within 30 days of employment and prior to assisting with restraining procedures. Pass ACE test A, B, or C. May be required to work overtime and flexible hours.

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE

THE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS ARE CATEGORIZED UNDER THE JOINT COMMISSION STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE.

Assessment

  1. Take and record vital signs properly.

  2. Utilize sound judgment during assessment and observe and documents any changes in a patient's appearance, behavior or ability to work toward treatment plan goals.

  3. Communicate changes in patient's condition to the charge nurse.

    Treatment Planning

  4. Follow the therapeutic interventions outlined by the treatment team for each patient.

  5. Ensure awareness of patient's individualized plan of care including goals and interventions.

  6. Provide information to the charge nurse that assists in the development and revision of the treatment plan.

  7. Document the treatment plan, nursing interventions and the patient's response to the intervention.

     

    Intervention

  8. Ensure intervention is based on the patient’s plan of care.

  9. Employ appropriate crisis intervention techniques as needed.

  10. Employ facility approved Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior (HWC) techniques as necessary.

  11. Assist patients through the discharge process.

  12. Assist patients with personal hygiene and activities of daily living.

    Milieu Management

  13. Comply with the established policies and procedures requiring a safe, clean and therapeutic
    environment.

  14. Practice universal precautions and environmental safety guidelines.

  15. Recognize and respond to priorities in patient care responsibilities.

  16. Supervise and assist patients in all patient areas.

  17. Check patients for contraband and manage the patient's valuables and belongings.

  18. Report potential crisis situations to the nurse in charge and responds in an appropriate fashion.

  19. Ensure patient safety through continuous supervision of patient.

  20. Establish and maintain a professional therapeutic relationship with patients.

    Teaching

  21. Teach the patient proper hygiene and ensure adherence to hygiene methods.

  22. Carry out teaching activities identified in the treatment plan under the supervision of the RN Manager.

  23. Model and teach appropriate social skills.

  24. Re-enforce the importance of medication compliance, and monitor activity of compliance.

  25. Orient patients to their unit and program, providing continuous guidance as needed.

    Performance

  26. Assume responsibilities for the completion of all patient care responsibilities and other assignedduties.

  27. Act as the patient's advocate and assure that patient's rights are upheld.

  28. Comply with established measures for infection control, OSHA regulations, and risk management.

  29. Comply with the Employee Code of Ethics.

  30. Adhere to all facility and personnel policies and procedures.

  31. Participate in continuous Performance Improvement activities.

  32. Specific Standards for the Care of Adolescent Patients Ages 13 through 18

    \.    Maintain knowledge of the Adolescent Program rules, protocols and handbooks guidelines.

  33. Assess patients for behaviors consistent with the developmental stages and makes note of any deviations in behavior.

  34. Recognize acting out behavior of adolescent specific age group and set appropriate limits in clear,concise, behavioral and non-judgmental terms based on the age of the patient.

  35. Demonstrate an awareness of learning disabilities and translates treatment/program expectations to the learning disabled adolescent.

  36. Relate to adolescent patients in an age appropriate manner.

  37. Utilize seclusion and restraint procedures with an understanding of the need for modification in regard to smaller body sizes of adolescents, abandonment issues and the history of physical and/or sexual abuse issue.

  38. Act as a resource to other staff in regard to the Adolescent Patient Programs.

    Specific Standards for the Care of Adult Patients Ages 19 through 64

    1.     Gather information from the patient, family and interdisciplinary team and use judgments based on knowledge of adult behaviors in treatment planning and interventions.

  39. Recognize behaviors and set appropriate limits in clear, concise, behaviors and non-judgmental terms.

  40. Utilize seclusion/restraint procedures applicable to adult body size and past history of violent or

  41. Maintain current knowledge of the Adult Program rules, protocols and handbook guidelines.

  42. Utilize theoretical concepts to guide the effective practice of adult care within Specific Standards of Care for this age group.

    Specific Standards for the Care of Geriatric Patients Ages 65 and older

  43. Maintain knowledge of the developmental tasks and sociological theories of aging.

  44. Utilize theoretical concepts to guide the effective practice of gerontological health care and behavioral care.

  45. Gather the appropriate information from the patient, family and interdisciplinary team and use therapeutic judgments based on knowledge of gerontological health/behavioral care practices to develop a comprehensive plan of care.

  46. Utilize interventions based on gerontological theory to restore patient’s functional capabilities and to prevent complications and excess disability.

  47. Maintain knowledge of treatments, medications and side effects of such in the geriatric age group.

    Specific Standards for the Care of Chemically Dependent Patients

  48. Assesses patient needs as related to chemical dependency and document the plan of care from the admission through discharge.

  49. Collaborate with other chemical dependency staff professionals in planning for discharge and follow-up care.

  50. Maintain an awareness of how personal issues relating to co-dependency can impact work performance/relationships.

     

    Leadership

  51. Precept new Mental Health Techs and continue to train current MHTs. At least 10 new mental health technicians a year.

  52. Attend all staffing meetings.

  53. Receive at least 8 hours of continuous education offered by the facility to further train mental health technicians.

  54. Encourage other mental health technicians to take active roles in treatment of patients.

  55. Formulate shift responsibilities with the Charge Nurse and facilitate MHT groups.

  56. Stay current in annual orientation requirements, HWC, and CPR.

  57. Participate in performance improvement teams.

  58. Attend bi-monthly meetings with Program Managers and Nurse Managers.

  59. Facilitate quarterly MHT meetings with unit mental health techs and communicate the agenda and the minutes of each MHT meeting to Human Resources.

  60. Coordinate program goals between nursing, therapy, and activities.

  61. Resolve conflict among peer staff by meeting with nursing leadership and program managers as necessary.

  62. Provide an advocate to other MHTs to identify problems and effect morale in a positive way.

  63. Provide feedback to the nurse manager for MHT evaluations upon request.

  64. Facilitate educational classes for the facility.

     

    Additional Standards

  65. Adhere to facility, department, corporate, personnel and standard policies and procedures.

  66. Attend all mandatory facility in-services and staff development activities as scheduled.

  67. Adhere to facility standards concerning conduct, dress, attendance and punctuality.

  68. Support facility-wide quality/performance improvement goals and objectives.

  69. Maintain confidentiality of facility employees and patient information.

    Note: The job functions of this position are not limited to the duties listed above.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

    THIS SECTION DESCRIBES WHAT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION SHOULD CURRENTLY POSSESS. THIS LIST MAY NOT BE COMPLETE FOR ALL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION.

  70. Knowledge of all code procedures.

  71. Knowledge of personal hygiene training techniques.

  72. Knowledge of psychiatric care techniques.

  73. Knowledge of aggressive behavior management techniques.

  74. Thorough knowledge and training in CPR.

  75. Knowledge of admitting procedures.

  76. Knowledge of A&R intake calls.

  77. Knowledge of BIRP charting.

  78. Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines.

  79. Skill in telephone etiquette and paging procedures.

  80. Effective oral and written communication skills.

  81. Ability to communicate effectively with patients and co-workers.

  82. Ability to adhere to safety policies and procedures.

  83. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information.

  84. Ability to work as a team player.

  85. Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication.

  86. Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures.

  87. Ability to recognize the importance of adapting to the various patient age groups (adolescent,
    adult and geriatric).

  88. Ability to participate in all aspects of patient care management.

  89. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  90. Ability to meet corporate deadlines.

  91. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

    PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND SPECIAL DEMANDS

    MODIFICATIONS TO THE MANNER IN WHICH THIS JOB MAYBE PERFORMED WILL BE REVIEWED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.

    Ability to stand or walk up to six hours, sit for up to two hours.

  92. Ability to move frequently is required in the delivery of patient care.

  93. Visual acuity is needed for accurate reading of patient charts and for demonstrating activities or assisting patients in activities.

  94. Ability to spend 20% of the work day outdoors in temperatures varying form 30°-100°F and 80% of the work day indoors in temperatures varying from 60°-85°F.

  95. Ability to occasionally push/pull wheeled carts from 200 lbs. (i.e., crash cart, EKG machine,patient on stretchers or in wheelchairs).

  96. Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 10 lbs. (i.e. juices, charts, patient's belongings) and occasionally lift and carry up to 100 lbs. (a patient).

  97. Ability to frequently reach above, at or below shoulder height (obtain supplies, reach in cabinets, use refrigerator), kneel, bend, stoop, turn, twist.

  98. Ability to frequently handle, through gross and fine manipulations, simple grasping, twisting and fingering of small objects (telephone buttons, thermometers with both hands).

  99. Ability to operate a van in a safe manner.

  100. Ability to see well enough to read written material and discern a variety of odors.

  101. Ability to occasionally handle hazardous/infectious waste.

  102. Ability to work in an environment where the noise level is frequently high; where chemicals are frequently used for cleaning; where mechanical and electrical hazards may be occasionally present; and where dust, mist and steam are frequently generated in housekeeping tasks.

  103. Ability to work at a rapid pace and tolerate a variety of repetitive tasks.

    MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND OTHER WORK AIDES:

    THIS SECTION DESCRIBES THOSE MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND OTHER WORK AIDES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION MUST BE ABLE TO USE.

  104. Medical and nursing equipment and supplies.

  105. Telephone and paging systems.

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