HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Mental Health Technician PRN in Fort Walton Beach, Florida


The Mental Health Technician provides patient care and supervision under the direction of a Registered Nurse for a group of patients for a designated time frame and provides care to these patients via therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, the environmental/instrumentation, and other health care members. The Mental Health Technician functions as a member of the therapeutic team within limits as designated by the policies and procedures of FWBMC.

Essential Functions: * Assists in the coordination of nursing/psychiatric care provided in conjunction with the multidisciplinary treatment team. * Participates and cooperates in the unit based quality Improvement process. * Practices, develops and endorses customer service skills in relationships with internal and external customers. * Serves as the patient and family advocate with respect to the patient's right to privacy by protecting confidential information. * Observes reports and documents the patient's physiological and psychological status, informing a registered nurse of any incongruency in the above. * Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, quality of care or the services delivered. * Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system. Uses systems to report potential patient safety issues * Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient’s care which results in patient harm or potential harm. * Attends in-service presentations and completes all mandatory education requirements. * Uses Performance Improvement Plan to improve patient safety. * Regular, Punctual and dependable attendance. * As a crisis prevention intervention trained staff member, responds appropriately to a manpower request.
Education Licensure and Education:
* High School diploma or GEDrequired * BLS within 90 days of employmentrequired * One year of related experience preferred * Vocational or Technical Degree such as Emergency Medical Technician preferred * 2 Year Associates Degree preferred

Title: Mental Health Technician PRN

Location: Florida-Fort Walton Beach-Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

Requisition ID: 01307-6669