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Mental Health Technician

Company: Lowell General Hospital
Location: Lowell
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

If you are interested in working in the mental health field, this is a great opportunity to do so at#a Magnet recognized, community hospital. The Mental Health Technician works under the supervision of the Director of the Emergency Department at the Saints Campus of Lowell General Hospital and with contracted behavioral health services, to create a system of quality health care. Hours: 32 hours per week, Evening/Night Shift In this role you will: Provide#direct assistance to patients. Socialize, assist, and observe#behavioral health patients. The technician observes patients for any abnormal behavioral or physical signs. Rely#on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Assist#with administrative duties such as documenting observations and activity of patient. Requires keeping detailed records, reporting changes in patients# behavior to the clinical care team. Establish#a therapeutic relationship with assigned patients and help#patients with daily living activities such as daily hygiene, showering and clothing. Take#vital signs, weigh#patients and collect#routine specimens. Manage#Patients# valuables and belongings Requirements:# High school diploma or GED Health, Science or Psychology major/degree Experience in the mental health field BLS certified Requires patience, the ability to handle stressful and demanding situations, exceptional communication and#observing skills. What We Offer:# Competitive salaries # benefits 403(b) retirement plan with hospital#match Opportunities for growth## Tuition reimbursement Free on-campus parking About Lowell General Hospital: Lowell General Hospital is an independent, not-for-profit community hospital serving the Greater Lowell area and surrounding communities. With two primary campuses located in Lowell, Massachusetts, we are the second largest community hospital in Massachusetts. We have the latest state-of-the-art technology and a full range of medical and surgical services for patients, from newborns to seniors.# We are also a proud member of Circle Health and in collaboration with the medical community it is our promise to provide our patients with#Complete connected care#SM Circle Health#is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Provides direct assistance to patients. Socializes, assists, and observes behavioral health patients. The technician observes patients for any abnormal behavioral or physical signs.
  • Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
  • The technician assists with administrative duties such as documenting observations and activity of patient. Requires keeping detailed records, reporting changes in patients' behavior to the clinical care team.
  • Establishes a therapeutic relationship with assigned patients and helps patients with daily living activities such as daily hygiene, showering and clothing.
  • Needs patience, the ability to handle stressful and demanding situations, and exceptional communication skills & requires observing skills.
  • Takes vital signs, weighs patients and collects routine specimens.

Manages Patients' valuables and belongings

Keywords: Lowell General Hospital, Lowell , Mental Health Technician, Other , Lowell, Massachusetts

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