Mental Health Technician
Founded in 1955 Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a 394-bed acute care nonprofit community hospital located in Northridge California. The hospital offers a full complement of award winning services including the Leavey Cancer Center a cardiovascular center stroke center the Center for Assault Treatment Services a pediatric medical center and the only pediatric trauma center in the San Fernando Valley. As a leading provider of compassionate high-quality and affordable patient-centered care we share a rich legacy with Dignity Health one of the nation’s five largest health care systems. We are part of a 21-state network of nearly 9000 physicians 62000 employees and more than 400 care centers. Visit dignityhealth.org/northridgehospital for more information.
Mental Health Technician
Northridge Hospital Medical Center
The Mental Health Technician is defined as a member of the healthcare team who is accountable for patient care supportive services under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse. Has access to keys for locked unit and patient belongings safe.
Assist with patient/family care needs from admission to discharge. Monitor patient on Q15 min. observations including (Q5, LOS, and 1:1 obs.) Accurately monitor and record patient VS and intake and output and daily activities, including patio breaks. Assist Nurses with patient care to include Groups, Activities of daily living, as needed. Must be able to effectively communicate with patients in crisis situations and assist RNs with restraining patients. Assist in maintaining adequate stocks and supplies items. Assist with cleaning functions to maintain unit. Keep medical record updated, including legal requirements. Documents according to policy and procedure, standards and guidelines.
Minimum of one (1) year mental health worker experience working with psychiatric patients either in an inpatient or residential setting required.
High School Graduate or equivalent required.
Current AHA BLS card. Must maintain current Fire Safety cards.
Minimum 1 year of acute patient care experience preferred.
CNA or EMT preferred.
This position is represented by SEIU UHW and is covered by the terms and conditions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement.
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