MENTAL HEALTH TECH - Psychiatric Unit - Full Time Nights
Categories: Allied Health Professionals
Department: University Hospitals
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Experience and Education
Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
Reports any changes in patient's condition or behavior to nurse. Seeks assistance and guidance as needed to ensure patient care is delivered in safe, high quality, and effective manner.
Responds to patient requests for assistance.
Performs basic hygiene care for assigned patients in accordance with Department of Nursing policies and procedures. Checks skin carefully during bath and reports anything abnormal to nurse.
Makes frequent patient rounds to comfort, position, and provide toileting and hygiene care.
Documents patient information.
Transfers patients safely and in accordance with Department of Nursing policies and procedures with concern for age-specific considerations. Ensures patient is outfitted in robe and/or blankets and slippers.
Welcomes new patient and patient's family. Alerts nurse of issues regarding patient and/or patient's family.
Orients new staff and students to work areas.
Assists others and/or provides additional amenities to patients and/or patients' families as needed. Attends at least 80% of scheduled staff meetings and 100% of mandatory educational sessions.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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