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Mental Health Technician

Company: Cooper University Hospital
Location: Camden
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Short Description:
Assists the Registered Nurse in providing direct, indirect and non-patient care responsibilities.Contributes to quality patient care by serving as a significant member of the multidisciplinarytreatment team in providing therapeutic groups and activities, milieu counseling and management.Performs patient care observation rounds, 1:1 observation, environmental rounds, vital signs, control logs, glucose checks, specimen collections, treatment planning, patient education, visitor & meal monitoring, belongings and body checks and documentation as needed.Uses verbal de-escalation techniques to manage disruptive patient behaviors, in addition to limit-setting and physical restraint application as directed, and functions as a valuable member of the treatment team during a psychiatric code and Code Grey.Performs clerical functions to support the clinical operations of the unit.

Special Requirements:
Associate Degree required, Bachelor Degree preferred, in Psychology or related studyMinimum of 2 years experience in a mental health, forensic or addictions settingBLS required.CPI, Handle with Care, Aggression Management certification is preferred

Keywords: Cooper University Hospital, Camden , Mental Health Technician, Healthcare , Camden, New Jersey

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