• Mental Health Technician

    Location US-GA-Decatur (DeKalb Medical at North Decatur)
    Employee Type
    106180 - Behavioral Health Services
    Other Shift
    Days, evenings, some weekends (3pm-11pm)
    Days of the Week for Employee
    All shifts
    DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
    Posted on Monster
  • Overview



    Performs clinical duties while acting as a member of the interdisciplinary patient care team on the 1800 Behavioral Health Services Crisis Stabilization Unit. Responsibilities include providing basic patient care as well as assisting with administrative tasks on the 1800 Unit.


    Staff member provides patient care, treatment, and services within the scope of their license, certification, registration, and/or assessed competencies.  Practice will be in accordance with laws and regulations. 



    Under the direction of the charge nurse performs all duties assigned as a member of the multidisciplinary team. These include providing basic patient care and acting as a therapeutic agent in groups.



    1. Taking vital signs
    2. Measuring blood sugar levels
    3. Supervising eating and assisting with other ADLs, as needed
    4. Performing safety checks
    5. Assisting with admissions & discharges
    6. Setting up patient’s room upon admission
    7. Sesponding appropriately to escalating patients
    8. Acting as part of the department’s response team to codes on the unit
    9. Acting as a therapeutic agent in individual and group encounters with patients and family members
    10. Assisting department nursing and case management staff
    11. Assisting ancillary staff with procedures and tests involving 1800 Unit patients
    12. Documenting clinical activities accurately, thoroughly, and timely in the medical record and the EMR
    13. Supporting department performance improvement initiatives and goals
    14. Supporting the care team with administrative duties such as answering the phones, greeting visitors to the unit, etc. as needed
    15. Changing bed linens as directed by the patient’s nurse
    16. Emptying the dirty linen basket at the end of each shift
    17. Initiating patient shower and washing clothes upon admission to unit, and as directed by the nurse during the stay
    18. Searching patient’s person and belongings for contraband and prohibited personal items upon admission’
    19. Knowing and appropriately using AIDET for all customers



    Minimum Education, Experience and Licensure Required:

    ·         High school graduate

    ·         Bachelors degree in psychology, social work or related field preferred

    ·         Prior experience in psychiatric, substance abuse, or hospital setting preferred

    ·         Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and complete assignments within deadlines 

    ·         Flexibility, ability to work on several cases simultaneously

    ·         Ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of customers including colleagues

    ·         Demonstrated and unwavering commitment to customer service excellence at all times, under all conditions

    ·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    ·         Excellent customer service skills under all conditions


    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

    • Ability to remain calm and provide excellent service even in stressful situations and in dealing with a variety of diverse people.


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