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Mental Health Tech II

Company: St. Francis Hospital
Location: Columbus
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

St Francis HospitalUnder the direction of an RN is responsible for patient safety, welfare, and the implementation of therapeutic milieu and treatment plans. -- -Serve as a patient observer on a patient care unit who has been assessed to require any degree of observation in order to maximize patient safety. -- -Perform general receptionist and clerical duties in order to facilitate efficiency of the nursing unit.Essential FunctionsProvides direct clinical care to patients under the direct supervision of a licensed Registered Nurse or other licensed clinical personnel.Serves as a Nurse Technician or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in behavioral health performing the duties expected of an incumbent.Observes and records patient behavior and activities. Reports any changes in physical, mental or emotional condition to nursing staff and suggests modifications to the treatment plan.Provides crisis intervention with incoming calls and on the unit to maintain safety.Maintains a clean, safe, and patient friendly work environment; ensure supplies are stocked and available.Job Requirements:Minimum EducationX High school diploma or equivalent X RequiredX Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, or related field.Four (4) years of additional experience beyond that required may be applied in lieu of the education requirement.Required SkillsCertifications:X Basic Life Support (BLS)X Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) preferredX Handle with Care Certification or CPI within 90 days of hireMinimum Work ExperienceOne (1) year of mental health experience in Mental Health Technician or similar function.LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Keywords: St. Francis Hospital, Columbus , Mental Health Tech II, Healthcare , Columbus, Georgia

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