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TECH - MH/BH (NO DEGREE) - (15232)

Universal Health Services


Location:
ARLINGTON, TX
Date:
01/11/2018
2018-01-112018-02-09
Job Code:
15232
Universal Health Services
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TECH - MH/BH (NO DEGREE) - (15232)

Facility Name
MILLWOOD HOSPTIAL
Location
ARLINGTON, TX 76011 US (Primary)
Career Area
Nursing
Category
Support Staff
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.

Millwood Hospital  is seeking a dynamic and talented MHT

POSITION SUMMARY

The primary function of the Mental Health Technician (MHT) is to ensure patient safety.  The Mental Health Technician functions as an active part of the treatment team, providing continuous patient care, supervision, interaction, and role modeling to patients ranging in age from preschool through geriatrics depending on which unit worked.  MHT’s work under the direction of a Registered Nurse.

Key Responsibilities include:

Assessment

1.      Take and record vital signs properly.

2.      Utilize sound judgment and observe and report to charge nurse 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

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

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

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

 6.    Relate to child patients in an age appropriate manner.

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

8.     Act as a resource to other staff in regard to the Child Patient Programs.

 

Specific Standards for the Care of Adolescent Patients Ages 12 through 18

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

2.     Assess patients for behaviors consistent with the developmental stages and makes note of any

        deviations in behavior.

3.     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.

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

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

6.     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.

7.     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 judgements based on knowledge of adult behaviors in treatment planning and interventions.

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

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

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

5.     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

1.     Maintain a knowledge of the developmental tasks and sociological theories of aging.

2.     Utilize theoretical concepts to guide the effective practice of gerontological health care

        and behavioral care.

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

4.     Utilize interventions based on gerontological theory to restore patients functional capabilities and to prevent complications and excess disability.

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

 

 

 

 

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Job Requirements

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QUALIFICATIONS

 

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

Experience: Two (2) years of related experience, with a knowledge of psychiatric patient care techniques with understanding of mental illness, preferred.

Licensure:   Must maintain a valid driver's license in the applicable state.

Additional Requirements:  Successful completion Management Aggressive Behavior Training (CPI) before on the unit orientation and prior to assisting with restraining procedures . May be required to work overtime and flexible hours.

 

This opportunity provides the following:

 

  • This opportunity provides the following:
    • Challenging and rewarding work environment
    • Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries
    • Competitive Compensation
    • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
    • 401k plan with company match
    • Generous Paid Time Off

 

* UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.

 

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