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Mental Health Technician - Psychiatry

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Select benefits (0-19 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Night
Shift Length:  8 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Eugene
State:  OR

PeaceHealth is seeking a Mental Health Technician - Psychiatry for a per diem, Night shift position. 

Req ID: 173020 

 

JOB SUMMARY
Participates with the nursing care team in providing quality, compassionate patient care with an emphasis on the care of the psychiatric patient.  

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Participate in the care, observation, and documentation of all psychiatric patients.  This may include assisting with daily living activities; taking vital signs; collecting routine specimens; assisting with dressing; ambulating patients; setting up and assisting with procedures; may include attending and participating in group therapy.
  • Assisting nursing staff with seclusion and/or restraint.  Observation of secluded or restrained patients.
  • If assigned to the Emergency Department may assist RN with receiving psychiatric patients by ambulance or law enforcement and triaging these patients.   Also may assist with transporting patients.
  • Assist in keeping patient care areas and equipment clean.
  • May be responsible for maintaining unit supplies by stocking patient rooms and supply areas.
  • Being present with the patients in order to interact, observe, and report to the direct care or Charge Nurse patient and milieu status.
  • Responsible for laundering and tracking patient’s clothing as needed; reporting to Social Work patient items needed for discharge.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS (required unless otherwise noted)

 

EDUCATION:    

  • Graduate of a Certified Nursing Assistant Acute Care program or EMT program if assigned to Emergency Department.   
  • College coursework in Psychology or other health related field preferred. 

 

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:    

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.
  • One year of recent experience in an acute care psychiatric facility or equivalent recent experience caring for or managing individuals with behavioral health issues in a psychiatric setting, or 20 shifts or more floating to the inpatient psychiatric unit as a CNA.

 

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:    

  • Current Certified Nursing Assistant 2 certification required.  
  • Crisis Intervention Certification required within 3 months of hire.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

 

OTHER SKILLS:    

  • Ability to apply problem solving process
  • Good time management skills
  • Demonstrated skill with psychiatric patients
  • Demonstrated competence with patient de-escalation, restraint and seclusion

 

SHMC UD-PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires normal amounts of physical effort at least 66% of the time.            
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.      
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation. 
  • Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids.          
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).              

 

There may be more than one opening on this posting.

 

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

 

About PeaceHealth

 

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.

 

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Eugene community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

 

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

 

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

 

Location: Eugene, SHMC at University District (422)
Job Category:  Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support 
Shift:  Night
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.0
Work Type:  Per Diem/Relief
Hourly compensation starts at: $16.15, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Certified Nurse Assistant 2 - Oregon

 

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

 

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

 

Posting Notes: Eugene || Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support ||Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, LPN || Per Diem/Relief || BEHAVIORAL HLTH SVCS


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