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MHT FT DAY/NIGHT Santa Teresa

Company: Strategic Behavioral Health
Location: Santa Teresa
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARYUpon completion of orientation and under direct supervision, provides a therapeutic milieu to an assigned psychiatric patient population. Workday is spent observing, encouraging and recording the patient's involvement in activities of daily living, individualized gains towards prescribed interventions and psychosocial interactions. The RA/MHT is highly vigilant in supervision, whereabouts and minimizing risks of all patients. Continuously serving as a professional role model, the RA/MHT understands the program's terms, values and structure in support of the recovery goals. Uses strong verbal and written communication to inform the treatment team of both "need-to-know" and "nice-to-know" information. Due to the high visibility and significant patient interaction, this position is frequently the first responder to a variety of patient situations i.e. codes, behavioral outburst, attempts to introduce contraband and medical issue. The RA/MHT adjusts therapeutic approach to acuity, age, gender and cultural considerations. The RA/MHT position is often a springboard to other professional roles or increasing responsibility for milieu leadership. Education / Licensure:Candidate will possess an accredited high school diploma or successfully pass the High School Equivalence Examination. Preference is given to those with a degree or considerable coursework in the behavioral sciences or closely related field, and/or professional work experience in a psychiatric hospital or residential treatment center. Some populations may require the additional endorsement of a Certified Nursing Assistant. Skills:1) General understanding of the more commonly prescribed psychotropic medications and possible side-effects i.e. detect and timely involve nursing personnel; 2) Ability to apply cultural sensitivity and age specific competencies; 3) Effectively applies program approved policies and procedures; 4) Prepares documentation to give the most complete description of the patient's response and functioning; 5) Continuously alert to potential safety risks and unsafe conditions; and 6) Coordinate care within a multidisciplinary team framework.Additional Requirements: Timely renewal of cardiopulmonary resuscitation for healthcare professionals certification, annual professional skills verification psychiatric crisis management certification. Full-time DAY/NIGHTPI181368678

Keywords: Strategic Behavioral Health, El Paso , MHT FT DAY/NIGHT Santa Teresa, Other , Santa Teresa, Texas

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