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Mental Health Tech PRN - (10400)

Universal Health Services


Location:
MURFREESBORO, TN
Date:
11/16/2017
2017-11-162017-12-15
Job Code:
10400
Universal Health Services
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Deltek Talent Management - Mental Health Tech PRN - (10400)

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Mental Health Tech PRN - (10400)

Facility Name
Cedar Grove
Location
MURFREESBORO, TN 37130 US (Primary)
Career Area
Support & Entry Level
Category
Support Staff
Job Description

Participates in the development and implementation of clients' behavioral programs by providing care and close supervision of facility clients and documenting behavior, by developing positive relationships with clients and co-workers and following facility policies and procedures, by implementing treatment plans and providing crisis intervention as necessary. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

____1. Contributes to the effective implementation of individual treatment plans of clients through "line of sight" supervision, positive interaction and role modeling, appropriate scoring of observed behaviors, and appropriate consequences or limit setting based on behaviors and program definition.  

 

____2. Maintains safety and security of the facility through close observation and monitoring of the clients, maintaining optimal physical proximity, remaining alert at all times, and using analytical forethought to anticipate potentially volatile or unsafe situations and proactively intervene.

 

____3. Promotes development of clients' daily living skills through appropriate assignment, instruction, and supervision of tasks.

 

____4. Stimulates clients' interest and cooperation in various individual and group activities and programs through positive interaction, instruction, supervision, feedback and encouragement.

 

____5. Completes accurate and timely documentation on client's behavior as outlined by policy, reports observations to relevant staff and makes recommendations based on observations.  Assists in preparation of other behavioral reports and daily activities log as required.

 

____6. Develops counseling skill methods and techniques under the supervision of program treatment professionals and uses those skills to conduct periodic individual or group  sessions as necessary.  Provides limited one-to-one contact with clients focusing on social development.

 

____7. Ensures compliance with governmental requirements, organizational systems, licensing regulations, policies and procedures, CARF standards, HIPPA policies, and operating requirements. 

 

____8. Assesses and ensures the needs of the clients are being met in relation to clothing, linens, and personal hygiene supplies.  Supervises personal hygiene tasks.

 

____9. Escorts clients to work, mealtime, outdoor/indoor recreation, and education activities and participates in their supervision and instruction as needed.  Transports residents to and from medical appointments or other activities as directed.

 

___10. Provides appropriate crisis intervention as necessary by anticipating and responding quickly to escalating behaviors, utilizing de-escalation techniques to diffuse the situation, correctly prioritizing safety concerns, following proper restraint technique guidelines, and displaying neutral emotions.

 

___11. Uses appropriate counseling skills by de-escalating aggression, using active listening skills, using appropriate tone and volume of voice,  providing a high frequency and variety of positive reinforcements,  maintaining appropriate boundaries, and promoting a positive peer culture.

 

___12. Consistently meets facility and regulatory training requirements by attending all mandatory meetings and staff training sessions as required.

 

___13. Assures cleanliness and orderliness of the assigned work area/unit and proactively assists in all security, maintenance, and safety functions as required for the overall facility::

Job Requirements

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QUALIFICATIONS :

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  An individual must be able to perform the duties in a positive work mode and serve as a positive role model and influence for youth and peers.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

       1.  EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High School diploma or GED and one (1) year experience working in a children's services program.  Experience in a residential setting is preferred.  A minimum of two years of college education with at least 12 semester (18 quarter) hours in the social sciences may be substituted for one year of work experience. 

 

       2.  CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid State Drivers License with appropriate Endorsements

 

       3.  LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and policy/procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, and document client behavior .  Ability to speak effectively before groups of clients or employees of organization.

 

        4.  MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

 

        5.  REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

       6.  PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distant, and peripheral vision, color and depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  The employee may occasionally be required to physically restrain clients, using authorized restraint procedures as a last resort for protection of client and staff.

 

7.  WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment for this position is a residential facility setting.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to clients who may ask inappropriate personal questions, display socially unacceptable personal behaviors, use profanity and sexually explicit phrases, make insulting remarks or threats regarding appearance, age, sex, or race, and exhibit defiance, dishonesty, and assaultive or self-destructive behaviors.  The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, and may be subject to occasional local travel as required by facility needs.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. 

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