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MENTAL HEALTH TECH II – Campbell County Health – Gillette, WY

  • JOB SUMMARY

    Working in conjunction with the BHS Inpatient Manager/Supervisor, RN and/or LPN, BHS Techs perform a variety of basic patient care activities in caring for the personal needs and comfort of patients within the framework of the Wyoming Nurse Practice Act.

  • PRIMARY JOB DUTIES

    • Performs basic patient care activities.

    • Observes patients and reports unusual conditions and/or reactions to RN/LPN.

    • Assists with admission discharge and transfer of patients.

    • Teaches educational groups and assist with assignments.

    • Assist with Case Management duties as assigned.

    • Provides input into the Treatment Plan.

    • Completes and documents Psych Core Measures.

    • Helps develop individual Crisis Plans for each patient

    • Maintains a clean and safe environment.

    • Performs routine cleaning tasks.

    • Documents according to policy.

    • Runs errands, such as lab specimens to Laboratory.

    • Assists RN to complete unit safety checks.

    • May be required to work on other nursing units.

    • Complies with the hospital’s Corporate Compliance Program including, but not limited to, the Code of Conduct, laws and regulations, and hospital policies and procedures.

    • Must be free from governmental sanctions involving health care and/or financial practices.

    • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • JOB SPECIFICATIONS

    • Education: Bachelor’s degree in psychology or social work.

    • License: State of Wyoming CNA Certification or 2 years Previous Mental Health Experience

    • Experience: Previous experience preferred.

    • Certifications required: See Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification Policy and Certifications/Education Requirements Policy.

    • Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Hand/eye coordination in order to use computer, etc. Speaking clearly to communicate with patients, families, physicians and staff regarding patient condition and care.

    • Interpersonal Skills: Ability to develop positive interaction with patients, patient families, physicians and staff in order to effectively care for the patients.

    • Essential Physical Requirements: Ability to lift and/or maneuver objects weighing 40 pounds or less in the assessment and implementation of patient care. Requires shift work. May require standing, sitting or walking for long periods of time.

    • Essential Mental Abilities: Must be able to assist in assessing a patient’s condition, formulating a plan of care, selecting appropriate interventions, evaluating patient response to care/treatment and explaining/teaching patients about their condition/recovery. Requires higher level of mental faculties accompanied by short- and long-term memory. Ability to function in stressful situations.

    • Essential Sensory Requirements: Corrected vision, hearing to normal range.

    • Exposure to Hazards: OSHA CATEGORY I. TASK THAT INVOLVES EXPOSURE TO BLOOD, BODY FLUIDS, OR TISSUES. All procedures or other job-related tasks that involve an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues, or potential for spills or splashes of them, are Category I Tasks. Use of appropriate protective measures is required for every employee engaged in Category I Tasks.

    • Hours of Work: Rotating 12-hour shifts. May work night shift, or rotate days and nights. Must work weekends and holidays. May have to take call.

    • Employees working in healthcare facilities have the potential to be exposed to hazardous materials including: Hazardous Chemicals/Drugs, Waste Anesthetic Gases, Radiation, Latex, Biological Hazards, Respiratory Hazards and Ergonomic Hazards. See Hazardous Materials in the Workplace Policy.

Location: Campbell County Health · CCMH I/P BEHAV HLTH
Schedule: Full Time, Rotating

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