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Mental Health Technician - (243589)

Facility Name
Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services
WINSTON-SALEM, NC 27104 US (Primary)
Career Area
Rehabilitation Physical Therapist (RPT)
Job Description

We are currently seeking Mental Health Technicians to join our talented and caring team! The Mental Health Technician: Facilitates patient groups on a variety of topics (materials provided by facility) in a productive and therapeutic manner. Contributes to the effective implementation of individual treatment plans of patients through “line of sight” supervision, positive interaction and role modeling and appropriate documentation of observed behaviors. Completes accurate, timely and legibledocumentation on patients’ behavior as outlined by policy, reports, observations to relevant staff and makes recommendations based on observations. Assists in preparation of other behavioral reportsas required. Maintains safety and security of the patients, visitors and staffthrough close observation and monitoring of patients, maintaining optimal physical proximity, remaining alert at all times, and using analytical forethought to anticipate potentially volatile or unsafe situations and proactively intervene. Promotes development of patients’ daily living skills through appropriate assignment, instruction and supervision of tasks. Assesses and ensures the needs of the patients are being met in relation to clothing, linens, and personal hygiene supplies. Supervises personal hygiene tasks. Escorts patients to mealtime, outdoor/indoor recreation and educational activities and participates in their supervision instruction as needed. Transports patients to and from medical appointments or other activities as directed. Provides appropriate crisis intervention as necessary by anticipating and responding quickly to escalating behaviors, utilizing verbal de-escalation techniques to diffuse the situation, correctly prioritizing safety concerns, following proper restraint technique guidelines, and displaying neutral emotions. Assists in the patient admission process (searches new admissions, documents patient belongings, takes vital signs, etc.) Assists in the patient discharge processensuring that patients have all personal belongings and completing required paperwork. Attends mandatory in-services and/or completes required web-based training. Demonstrates respect and tolerance for all patients without regard to age, gender, race, national origin, disability status, religion and/or lifestyle choice (s). Assumes responsibility for professional development and ongoing education. Maintains a professional appearance and attitude. Serve actively and constructively as a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team, supporting the hospital philosophy ofcare; to ensure the safety and well-being of every patient. Old Vineyard offers a competitive salary as well as a generous company benefit program including paid time off, paid sick leave, medical, dental, vision, life, supplemental life, short-term and long-term disability, healthcare and dependent care flexible spending programs, 401(k) with company match and stock purchase program. Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services is the Piedmont Triad's only private psychiatric hospital meeting the behavioral healthcare needs of our community. Our 162-bed inpatient services for adults and adolescents offers comprehensive and individual assessments, psychiatric evaluation and medication stabilization, daily group therapy and personalized aftercare planning. We also offer a Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program to ensure the continuum of care for our patients. Old Vineyard is accredited by The Joint Commission and certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Job Requirements

Education/Experience:  High school graduate or equivalent required.  Bachelor’s degree in psychology or other human services field strongly preferred.  If no degree, must have a minimum of three years of experience in social work, healthcare or related field.

License/Certification:  NC Driver’s License may be required to transport patients to/from appointments, hearings, etc.

Skills:  Positive communication skills.  Must be able to speak in front of large groups.  Able to remain calm in stressful situation.  Able to multi-task.

Physical/Emotional Requirements:  Able to lift, push. pull up to 50 pounds.  Able to safely utilize physical techniques taught in Crisis Prevention & Intervention (CPI) course.  Must be able to intervene in crisis situations while remaining professional and seeking to de-escalate in a positive manner for all involved.

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