Mental Health Technician in Norwalk, CA at Avanti Hospitals

Date Posted: 10/18/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Coast Plaza Hospital

Job Title: Mental Health Technician 

City: Norwalk / State: California    

Behavioral Health

Varied Hours

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Job Description and Job Responsibilites

Job Title: Mental Health Technician

Job Summary:

The Mental Health Technician provides patient care and supervision in accordance with the prescribed treatment program. This involves a focus on group leadership and patient interactions.

 Essential Functions:

Provides safe, effective and efficient implementation of direct care in accordance with established policies, procedures.

Establish and maintain a therapeutic relationship with clients, and acts as a role model, maintaining a hopeful and positive attitude in problem solving and coping with the disabilities associated with mental illness.

Assists in the leadership of community meetings and groups.

Performs the duties and responsibilities of a MHW with proficiency and expertise.

Collects specimens, obtains vital signs and weights and completes assigned tasks and documentation as required.

Assists clients at meal times with trays, beverages and feeding as needed.

Practices universal precautions at all times.

Observes clients for safety according to assigned Level of Observation.

Observes and records client behavior daily.

Assists in keeping the unit neat and orderly

Job Requirements

Experience:
Minimum of one year experience as a Medical Health Tech or Mental Health Worker.

Skills/Characteristics:
Knowledge of psychology or sociology, knowledge of the care of the mentally ill and the ability to interact with nursing personnel, other members of the health care team, families, clients and visitors. Requires ability to multi-task and exhibit excellent analytical, interpersonal, problem solving, time management and communications skills.

Education:
Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work or related field preferred

Licensure/Certifications:
CNA or equivalent is preferred.
CPR certification
Management of Assaultive Behavior training