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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Rehab Therapy Tech III (Central Rehab) in WICHITA FALLS, Texas

Job/Position DescriptionAre you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the State Hospital System (SHS) may be just the place for you! The SHS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The SHS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan.The Rehab Therapy Tech III will work in Central Rehab on a rotating shift.The Rehab Therapy Tech position is responsible for psychosocial/rehabilitation sessions for patients diagnosed with mental illness. The position may be responsible for providing Experiential Therapy and Job Coaching to patients we serve. The position is responsible for session planning, assisting in development of new ideas, implementation of program schedule for patients referred, and completion of required documentation in the medical record as well as departmental/program specific documentation within the psychosocial/vocational/rehabilitation sessions. The position may require a food handlerand#146;s card or Forklift Certification and must meet HHSC standards for driving a state vehicle. Assignments, equipment, and procedures are specified. The supervisor frequently monitors the employees work activities. The employee may be requested to provide assistance to program areas within their classification/training. He/she will be under direct guidance and supervision of the Director of Central Rehabilitation Services, Program Supervisor and/or Registered Therapist who will provide clinical and administrative supervision respectively. Completion of work requires use of established methods/techniques and decisions are based on well-defined guidelines. The position has no financial responsibility but is accountable for assigned property. The position will be scheduled to work 40 hours a week and may be flexible. The position is required to demonstrate appropriate role-modeling behaviors for patients and staff in support of the Recovery Model. The employee has full access to a limited set of records in accordance with HIPAA regulations. Access level Health Care OperationsEssential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy, and performs other duties as assigned.Complete required documentation using Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and established program procedures in order to provide information on attendance and treatment outcomes. (10%)Under the direction of a Registered Therapist/Program Supervisor, the Rehabilitation Therapy Technician will facilitate classes to persons referred for services while utilizing modalities which enhance the patientand#146;s awareness of their psychiatric illness, addiction, in order to increase patientand#146;s knowledge and skills by following Session Evaluation and Recovery Model to achieve individualized treatment goals/objectives. (15%)Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment by evaluating work area to promote safety and identify potential problems. Assures that work area is free of safety hazards; reports injuries/incidents in a timely manner; demonstrates knowledge of and adherence to hospital and department safety plans and proc https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=536929 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.

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