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Mental Health Worker/Psychiatric Technician - Day Shift

Employer
Bridge House LLC
Location
Farmington, UT
Closing date
Apr 4, 2024

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Job Title: Psychiatric Technician

Job Type, FLSA: Full-time, Non-exempt; Part-time, Non-exempt; PRN, non-exempt

Reports To: Program Director

Primary Responsibilities

Mental Health Workers/Psychiatric Technicians care for individuals with mental or emotional conditions or disabilities, following the instructions of physicians or other health practitioners. Psychiatric Technicians also monitor patients' physical and emotional well-being and report to medical staff and the treatment team. They may participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs and help with activities of daily living. Day shifts are from 6:45am-3:30pm.

Job Duties

Maintain a safe therapeutic milieu by conducting regular checks on residents, resident rooms, resident inventory, and facility property so residents can focus on managing their illnesses and disabilities to promote healing.
Monitor residents' physical and emotional well-being and report unusual behavior or physical ailments to medical staff and the treatment team.
Complete necessary resident charting and documentation within each shift.
Be prepared and willing to intervene with verbal de-escalation and physically perform benevolent restraints with violent, potentially violent, or suicidal residents by verbal or physical means as required.
Observe and influence residents' behavior, communicating and interacting with them and teaching, counseling, or connecting with them.
Collaborate with or assist mental health therapists, psychologists, or rehabilitation therapists in working with Bridge House residents.
Encourage and aid residents to develop their own activities of daily living, practice social skills and to participate in social, recreational, or other therapeutic activities that enhance interpersonal skills or develop social relationships.
Train or instruct new employees on procedures to follow with psychiatric patients.
Develop or teach strategies to promote resident wellness and independence.
Lead prescribed individual or group therapy sessions as part of specific therapeutic procedures.
Maintain personal and professional boundaries while upholding program policies and procedures.
Transport and closely supervise residents at appointments or off campus activities and report behavioral observations upon returning to the facility.
Attend monthly staff meetings and mandatory trainings.
Read all required correspondence related to resident care prior to each shift.
Demonstrate understanding of Bridge House policies and procedures.
All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Skills

Bachelor's degree in the human services field preferred.
Must be 21 or over.
Must have a valid drivers license and 5 years driving experience with a current good driving record.
Must pass background check.
Must be punctual and reliable in attendance and follow shift coverage protocols. 95% attendance to scheduled shifts is expected.
Must be able to exert 50 pounds by lifting, pushing, carrying, etc.
Physical requirements include bending, carrying, far/near vision, lifting, hearing/listening, manual dexterity, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, speaking, standing and walking for distances and on uneven terrain, including up and down stairs.
Must possess physical stamina to stand for long periods of time while providing supervision, moving with residents, and be able to perform extended, sustained physical safety restraints when needed.
Must be able to listen, follow directions, and communicate resident location, status, and other information using a Bridge House radio and earpiece.
Must be able to stay attentive and alert for extended periods of time.
Must have the ability to build rapport and connect with diverse people from different backgrounds.
Must be able to demonstrate warmth, empathy, and patience to our residents.
Excellent verbal communication skills are required.
Problem solving, quick thinking, good memory, and active listening skills are essential.
Must be able to work as a team and possess good stress management skills in order to remain calm amid chaos.
Basic computer skills are required for charting, scheduling, and email functions.

Working Relationships

Program Director, Assistant Program Director, Scheduling Coordinator, Bridge House residents

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