Acadia Healthcare Mental Health Technician - 12 Hour Shifts in New Baltimore, Michigan

  • Assists in initial and on-going identification of patient problems and strengths.

  • Works cooperatively with interdisciplinary team members to assist in the development of treatment plans.

  • Communicates patient status to registered nurse.

  • Provides individual and group intervention to meet patient needs as directed by the registered nurse.

  • Leads or co-leads supportive groups, as determined by the manager.

  • Supports patients in developing social, daily living and problem solving skills through individual, group or milieu contact

  • Responds to and follows through with patient needs and requests

  • Assists patients in their relationships with others in the milieu

  • Fosters a milieu that is conducive to communication and cooperation among patients, families, visitors and staff

  • Identifies own role limitations and uses appropriate clinical resources

  • Documents timely, accurate and appropriate rounding information in patient's medical record;

  • Assists in providing a safe, secure and comfortable environment for patients, significant others and staff.

  • Follows established policies, procedures and standards for patient care.

  • Monitors patients on one to one status.

  • Demonstrates competencies in providing care to adolescent and adult patients in inpatient in mental health care settings.

  • Visually observe and document patient's verbal and behavioral responses

  • Communicate clearly and effectively to nurses, physicians, patients, families, guests and other members of the health care team

  • Maintains patient information in confidential manner.

  • Attends hospital orientation, staff meetings and keeps all yearly mandatories up-to-date as required by HOH.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.