HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Mental Health Technician PRN, Mixed Shifts in Tallahassee, Florida

Capital Regional is a 266-bed acute-care hospital that offers 24/7 Emergency Services in Leon and Gadsden Counties including; a Pediatric ER, Senior Care ER and an Express Care ER. Offerings also include a Bariatric Center, Behavioral Health Center, Cancer Center, Chest Pain Center w/PCI, Comprehensive Breast Center, Family Center, Heart & Vascular Center, Orthopedic Center, Physical Therapy Services, Seniors First, Sleep Center, Stroke Center, Surgical Services, Wound Healing Center, Network-of-Care Affiliated Physician Practices, and more.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Mental Health Technician I provide patient care and supervision under the direction of a Registered Nurse for a group of patients for a designated time frame and provides care to these patients via therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, the environmental/instrumentation, and other health care members. The Mental Health Technician I functions as a member of the therapeutic team within limits as designated by the policies and procedures of Capital Regional Medical Center.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: * The Mental health Tech provide and documents on patient care, observed patient behaviors by; using the nursing process, based on the nursing process, established hospital policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and/or Standards of Care/Practice. * Assists in the coordination of nursing/psychiatric care provided in conjunction with the multidisciplinary treatment team. * Participates and cooperates in the unit based Quality Improvement process. * Practices, develops and endorses customer service skills in relationships with internal and external customers. * Serves as the patient and family advocate with respect to the patient's right to privacy by protecting confidential information. * Observes reports and documents the patient's physiological and psychological status, informing a registered nurse of any incongruency in the above. * Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, quality of care or the services delivered. * Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system. Uses systems to report potential patient safety issues * Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient’s care which results in patient harm or potential harm. * Attends in-service presentations and completes all mandatory education requirements. * Uses Performance Improvement Plan to improve patient safety. * Regular, Punctual and dependable attendance. * As a crisis prevention intervention trained staff member, responds appropriately to a manpower request. * Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED: * High School diploma or GED required * Vocational or Technical Degree such as Emergency Medical Technician preferred * 2 Year Associates Degree preferred LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: * BLS – AHA Healthcare Provider required EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED: * One year in a mental health or acute care setting SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES: * Reads and writes Basic English with the basic skills necessary to communicate therapeutic interactions * Knowledge of body substance isolation * Ability to listen, empathize and respond to patient, family, internal and external partners needs * Basic computer skills An EEO/AA Employer M/F/V/D. Tobacco Free Campus

Title: Mental Health Technician PRN, Mixed Shifts

Location: Florida-Tallahassee-Capital Regional Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00355-7210