Mental Health Technician

Richardson, TX 75080
Salary: $14.00 to $20.00 /hour

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides care to patients in a manner that promotes a safe and comfortable environment
  • Assists patients with activities of daily living. Attends to patient behavioral problems and provides assistance in crisis intervention, as needed
  • Charts patient observations, following prescribed procedures and standards
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient records
  • Maintains established institutional policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, and safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques
  • Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress
  • Ability to understand and follow safety procedures and physician’s orders
  • Ability to assess and provide for the day-to-day needs of research patients
  • Ability to safely lift and physically manipulate patients if needed
  • Skilled in preparing and maintaining patient records
  • Knowledge of patient care charts and patient histories
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experienced in obtaining vital signs

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