Mental Health Technician - Behavioral Health BCH | HR 325111 A

Wake Forest Baptist Health
Job Title: Mental Health Technician - Behavioral Health BCH
Job ID: 5679
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Category: Nursing-Support
Winston-Salem, NCNursing-Support, Medical, Healthcare1/16/2014Regular full-time 8 hr. day shift with every third weekend rotation. Current NA I listing and CPR certification required. Minimum of 1 year experience in Behavioral Health or related Human Services required. Bachelors degree in Sociology and Psychology preferred.CNAI required.Must have...

Job Description


Regular full-time 8 hr. day shift with every third weekend rotation. Current NA I listing and CPR certification required. Minimum of 1 year experience in Behavioral Health or related Human Services required. Bachelors degree in Sociology and Psychology preferred.

CNAI required.

Must have at least 1 year experience in Behavioral Health or related Human Services work along with at least two years of college. Prefer experience with children and adolescents.

Excellent communication skills a must.

Work schedule is 8 hour days working every 3rd weekend.

JOB SUMMARY:
Provides direct and indirect care to psychiatric patients specific to the age of the patient as delegated by the assistant unit nurse manager, primary or associate RN. Develops therapeutic relationships with patients and family members in individual, group, and community living situations.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma, Associate?s degree, or Bachelor?s degree in Human Services (i.e., Psychology, Mental Health Technology)
Approved Nurse Aids Level I course, successful completion of two years in a Bachelors Preparation Accredited Nursing Program, current enrollment for a Nursing degree

REPORTS TO:
Unit Manager

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION and/or REGISTRATION:
Listed with the NC Department of Facilities Services as NAI

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Provides care for patients
2. Ensures a secure and safe patient environment by following policies, procedures, and standards of care
3. Assists the nursing staff in providing a caring, compassionate environment
4. Utilizes effective communication skills when interacting with patients, co-workers, visitors, and physicians, and other department personnel

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Demonstrate excellent communication skills (verbal and non-verbal)
Exhibit positive interpersonal relationships
Demonstrate writing and spelling skills
Ability to provide and direct and indirect patient care in accordance with age/developmental, unit specific standards of care.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Exposed to infection disease-bearing specimens
May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases
Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases
Occasionally exposed to radiation hazards
Exposed to housekeeping/cleaning agents/chemicals
Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances
Subject to many interruptions
Occasionally subjected to irregular hours
May have to physically constrain/restrain agitated patients

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page. You must complete the application process and then submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button located at the bottom of the page titled "Submit Online Application". You will receive the following message once you hit the submit button: "You have successfully submitted your job application".

Computers are available for applying within the lobby of the Human Resources Department located at 1920 West First Street, (on the corner of Miller and First Street) Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27104. You may also call our office for assistance at (336) 716-0175. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our Supervisor of Office Services by phone (336) 716-3367 or email at accommodationrequest@wakehealth.edu.

It is the policy of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination because of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.



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