Regions Hospital Mental Health Technician in St Paul, Minnesota
Mental Health Technician
Job ID: 69427
Department: North East 3-Mental Health
City: St Paul, MN
Location: RH - Regions Hospital & Clinics
Position Type: Part-Time
Anticipated Work Schedule: Seven shifts in two weeks including every other weekend and some major holidays.
Hrs/Pay Period: 56
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Regions Hospital is the largest provider of inpatient mental health services in the east metro. We treat all mental illnesses in adults at our state-of-the-art facility. This means we can provide comprehensive, personalized care for all our patient’s needs, no matter how complex.
At Regions Hospital you’ll find a warm, diverse group of people who are committed to helping our patients – and each other. We foster an inclusive environment that encourages new ways of thinking, celebrates differences and recognizes hard work. We’re also committed to living our values. This means you can expect us to be your partner and treat you with dignity and respect. Join our team and make good happen!
Mental Health Technician s help to provide a caring safe healing environment for our patients.
As a Mental Health you will work with a collaborative care team providing patients with the best care and support. You’ll work with psychiatrists, physician assistants, occupational therapists, nurses, social workers and more. You will provide patient care to patients experiencing mental illness(es) and their families using de-escalation skills, group dynamics and facilitation. This includes assisting with crisis management, therapeutic programming and milieu management as member of the Mental Health Care team. In addition, this position performs activities of daily living (ADLs) on a daily basis, provides patient care treatments including restraint monitoring, and collects patient data including vital signs, weights, intake & output. This position also collects routine patient specimens such as urine, stool, and finger stick blood glucose as directed. Mental Health Technicians respond to call lights and requests, and assist nurses with procedures as requested. This position also documents and charts care provided in the electronic health record. This role is instrumental in addressing emergent and urgent issues as needed as well as performing other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Completion of a post-secondary education program in behavioral sciences OR completion of one year of a post-secondary education in behavioral sciences OR has at least 1 year of supervised experience in the delivery of services to persons with mental illness OR 1 year of similar related health care experience as applicable.
Current CPR/BLS certification
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.