Mental Health Technician 3p - 11p - KMI Location

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Louisville, KY

Job description
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation’s largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory care centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.

Since 1985 The Brook Hospital has been offering hope to individuals, families, and communities. The Brook offers two outstanding hospitals in Louisville, Kentucky, KMI & Dupont. The Brook is the leader in providing quality mental health and addiction treatment services. Our commitment to care includes developing integrated delivery systems through partnerships with medical surgical hospitals, community mental health centers, educational institutions, managed care organizations, local health professionals and agencies. The Brook Hospital will strive to set the standard for excellence in the field of behavioral health care and will maintain its leadership role by treating each patient as a respected individual of our community.

The Brook Hospital KMI is seeking a Mental Health Associate to join our team:

The Mental Health Associate serves as an active member of the clinical staff; maintains a therapeutic relationship with all patients; assists in maintenance of a safe, clean, therapeutic environment; performs safety checks on patients and vital signs as ordered, assures patient participation in program activities; and performs technical/patient care duties relative to patient’s health and safety.

The hours for the position are second shift which is 3p to 11p. Second shift offers a shift differential of 12% above base pay.
Knows location and condition of all patients at all times

Ensure proper hand off of clinical information

Obtains specimens of urine when assigned and prepares them properly for transport to the lab

Assists patients with personal hygiene as needed

Uses proper body mechanics when moving, transporting and/or lifting patients

Follows all guidelines when performing seclusion of patients

Follows all guidelines when performing restraint of patients

Knows and follows all procedures related to seclusion/restraint

Performs safety checks daily and as needed per guidelines

Manage group of patients in outside activities; i.e., A.T., outings, walks, meals, and study

Drives patient to outside appointments, with appropriate driver training

Assists in management of behavior and control of destructive behavior per facility guidelines

Recognizes signs of impaired social interaction and motivates patients toward desired cooperation

Teaches alternatives to destructive behavior

Reinforces treatment plans and attends Treatment Team meetings as requested

Ensures patient takes care of their physical surroundings

Has basic knowledge of chemical dependency and treatment options

Has basic knowledge of psychiatric diagnoses and treatment options

Assists packing and collection of all personal items at admission/discharge

Ensures skin assessment completed and contraband handled appropriately

Charts objectively in BIRP format maintaining the integrity and continuity of nursing care plans and treatment team plans

Ensures patient receives handbook and unit rules upon admission

Demonstrates understanding of physical, emotional, cultural, religious and psychosocial needs of patients across the life span

Identifies, implements and documents patient/family teaching

Assist in providing a safe, therapeutic environment