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Psychiatric Technician - Day / Night shift

Company: Nexus Health Systems
Location: Conroe
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Under the direct supervision of the Nurse Manager, care for mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed individuals, following physician instructions and hospital procedures. Monitor patients' physical and emotional well being and report to medical staff. May participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs, help with personal hygiene, and administer oral medications and hypodermic injections. Job Specific Responsibilities: Completes and records patient vital signs in a timely manner. Ensures that patient temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure are taken and recorded as per instruction. Knowledgeable of vital sign ranges and appropriately reports abnormalities in a timely manner. Ensures that fluid and food intake and output are appropriately measured and recorded. Assists patients with activities of daily living. (e.g. bathing, oral hygiene, care of hair, oral feedings, positioning, transfers, etc.) Ensures that any change in patient condition or unusual circumstances is reported immediately to the primary nurse. Can verbalize the CNA role in patient emergency situations and cardiopulmonary arrest. Practices correct isolation techniques to maintain a safe environment and to control spread of infection Maintains cleanliness of various instruments and equipment used per hospital policy. Keeps patient rooms clean and in an orderly condition Assist with restocking rooms with supplies and equipment as directed. Exchanges and communicates patient care information upon change of shift. Performs walking rounds at change of shift. Completes all required documentation in a timely manner. Ability to accept direction from supervisors and other management team members in a positive and professional manner. Returns all soiled trays upon patient meal completion in a timely manner. Ensures soiled linen hampers are covered, cleaned and/or emptied as required. Demonstrates ability to assess patient and unit needs, communicating those needs to a supervisor or appropriate persons. Performs patients weights as ordered Updates patient communication board daily for assigned patient group. Maintains patient turning schedule. Performs other duties as assigned Monitor patients' physical and emotional well-being and report unusual behavior or physical concerns to medical staff and nurses. Provide, psychiatric and personal care to mentally ill, emotionally disturbed or developmentally disabled patients. Observe and influence patients' behavior, communicating and interacting with them and teaching, counseling and befriending them. Take and record measures of patients' physical condition, using devices such as thermometers and blood pressure gauges. Encourage patients to develop work skills and to participate in social, recreational, and other therapeutic activities that enhance interpersonal skills and develop social relationships. Collaborate with and assist doctors, psychologists, and rehabilitation therapists working with mentally ill, emotionally disturbed, or developmentally disabled patients in order to treat, rehabilitate, and return patients to the community. teach strategies to promote client wellness and independence. Aid patients in performing tasks such as bathing and keeping beds, clothing and living areas clean. Administer oral medications and hypodermic injections, following physician's prescriptions and hospital procedures. Issue medications from dispensary and maintain records in accordance with specified procedures. Follow all HBH procedures and guidelines Be knowledgeable with HBH Prader Willi Sydrome Program Guidelines Coordinate with all other disciplines when possible to assist in educating patient and family Coordinate with other disciplines to create enjoyable activities Performs other duties as assigned Qualifications: EDUCATION: High school Degree or equivalent EXPERIENCE: at least one (1) year experience in working in a hospital/rehabilitation/long -term care environment in a psych setting at least six (6) month experience working as a C.N.A preferred LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: Certified as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the State of Texas preferred Certified in SAMA within 30 days of employment Certified in CPRby Jobble

Keywords: Nexus Health Systems, Conroe , Psychiatric Technician - Day / Night shift, Professions , Conroe, Texas

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