Mental Health Technician, CCRS, TCFTC
Wellpath | Indiantown, FL
Our Mental Health Technician is an entry-level position that learns to provide direct care to a specific resident population under the direction and supervision of licensed nursing staff and their designees. This position provides standard and routine psychiatric and medical nursing assistance services as part of the overall plan of care and within the nursing standards (Florida Nurse Practice Act) and policies and procedures of the facility.
Education for Mental Health Technician:
- High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Experience for Mental Health Technician:
- One (1) year direct care experience in a mental health setting.
- Ability to read, and write legibly in English
- Ability to comprehend medical terminology
- Abiltiy to work as a team member, and relate in an intelligent manner to residents, staff and visitors.
- All contract and company training requirements and certifications must be completed during orientation and training period. Effective interpersonal skills.
- Must be able to communicate effectively with all levels within the facility, in addition to a variety of outside customers with varying interests.
- Good writing skills.
- Must be able to thoroughly and effectively document all work performed in the position.
- Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
Licenses/Certifications for Mental Health Technician:
ResponsibilitiesLearns to assist licensed nursing personnel in providing direct services to assigned population including health data collection; observations of behaviors and activities of daily living; assistance with activities of daily living including prompting, education and support; specific assignments such as face checks, unit l monitoring, one to one's, overall supervision of residents, groups and other direct care duties as assigned.Guides and assists resident in activities of daily living and personal hygiene, nutrition, rest, and exercise.Takes and records vital signs and documents information in medical record of resident. May participate in specific treatment interventions such as coping skills, anger management, and other self-regulating behavior.Collects and distributes laundry and house/unit supplies, assists or takes responsibility for clothing and personal items.Demonstrates basic knowledge regarding therapeutic communication and psychiatric recovery and rehabilitation skills. Understands the organization's recovery based resident mission, vision and values and how these guide practice.Continues professional development through in-service education, workshops, conferences and self-study necessary to maintain current knowledge applicable to the position.Is sensitive to cultural diversity issues, treats residents as an individual, and considers the culture of the residents when providing care and treatment.Is knowledgeable about care and treatment needs of patients of different ages.Provides individualized care and treatment that is consistent with/sensitive to the age and life span developmental needs of each resident.Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.Post orders, if applicable, per site contract.Perform other duties as assigned.
CCS is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer