IT'S SIMPLE. You want to work in a hospital setting where you are valued and appreciated - where you receive respect from your superiors and co-workers as well as the patients you treat.
You want to be challenged by your job without being overwhelmed by it. You want to play an instrumental role in helping a patient recover, sometimes against strong odds, and go home. What you want is Kindred Healthcare.
Our mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve. Join us!
The Mental Health Tech functions as a member of the Nursing Team in providing a basic level of general and psychiatric care for the patients on the Mental Health Units, including individual therapy, leading group therapy (process groups), fully assisting patients with ADL's, secondary care to patients under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
Assesses patients using physical and psycho-social assessment skills.
Participates in the development of a nursing problem list upon completion of initial assessment upon admission.
Implements aspects of nursing care plan and evaluates its outcome for each patient to whom assigned. Writes Progress Notes each shift.
Develops, coordinates and implements multidisciplinary treatment plan.
Assures patient safety by closely monitoring patients on precautions and assisting with those required restraints.
Charts accurately supporting patient's diagnosis.
Applies the knowledge and skills necessary to provide age related physical and mental care appropriate to the age of patient.
Bachelors Degree in Psychology or Social Work or 2 years experience in an inpatient psychiatric unit.
Experience: None required
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Job : Behavior/Mental Health Primary Location : IL-CHICAGO-BU Chicago North Organization : 4237 - BU Chicago North