Greenleaf Center: Mental Health Tech/CNA-PRN (Day Shift 7AM-7PM) in Valdosta, GA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 5/25/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Part-Time
  • Location:
    Valdosta, GA
  • Job Type:
    Nurses
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/25/2018

Job Description

Due to the nature of facility services, it may become necessary to require employees to work extended hours or other variations of the usual shift to ensure adequate care of patients and to maintain service to the community.

Race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap shall not be factors restricting employment in this position.

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

JOB PURPOSE OR MISSION:  As a member of Greenleaf Center’s mental health team, the mental health technician supports nursing staff in maintaining a therapeutic milieu by performing routinely assigned tasks and carrying out patient care activities within the scope of the MHT’s training and experience.  The MHT will maintain a safe and professional standard for patient care according to both facility mission, policy and procedure, and in accordance with all external regulatory and credentialing bodies.

ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE CRITERIA:  Demonstrates commitment and dedication in meeting the overall corporate Values, Mission and Vision for the future.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to stand on feet for long intervals and have dexterity to participate in physical restraint of patients when necessary. A certain amount of walking and standing are often necessary to carry out job duties. Lifting/carrying will routinely exceed 10 pounds and involves assisting patients in ambulation, positioning and ADL’s. May be required to lift, roll, or otherwise assist in moving patients. May be subject to physical confrontation and possible assaultive behaviors from patients.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS : Work requires spending approximately 60% or more of the time inside a building which offers protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. May be exposed to outdoor conditions as much as 40% of duty hours.

DESIRABLE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The MHT must be able to write and orally communicate effectively. The MHT must work well with diverse populations. The MHT must utilize Age, Disability, and Cultural Specific knowledge in working with specialized populations to best communicate with those clients.

Must be in good physical and mental health as evidenced by a warm empathetic attitude, respect for dignity, worth and potentiality of clients and hold a high sense of personal integrity. Must be able to work under close supervision. Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions.

SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: High School diploma or GED mandatory. Certificate of attendance at approved nursing assistant/psychiatric technician program or advanced preparation in nursing, sociology, and/or psychology with a minimum of B.S. preferred.

SPECIAL SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS: CPR and CPI certifications within six months of employment.

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