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Maxim Healthcare Services Mental Health/Psychiatric Tech - Hampstead Hospital in Hampstead, New Hampshire

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Position Title: Mental Health Technician (Counselor Aide)

Department: Nursing

Reports to: Unit Manager, Registered Nurse

General Summary: Establishes a therapeutic relationship with assigned patients.

Assists other nursing staff with the maintenance of the therapeutic environment in the psychiatric unit. Provides basic patient care services; Maintains a clean and orderly work environment.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Positions Supervised: None

Nature of Supervision

Provided: None

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

Education: High school diploma.

Experience: Minimum 1 year mental health experience. Previous experience in psychiatric setting preferred.

COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:

· CPR Certification (within 3 months of hire)

· CPI Certification (within 3 months of hire)

· Corporate Compliance (within 2 months of hire)

· Age Specific Care: This employee is expected to deliver patient care in a manner that is appropriate to the patient’s age, physical ability and intellectual development and to demonstrate proficiency in the assessment, treatment and adaptation of care to meet the need of one or more of the following populations: pediatric, adolescent, special needs children and adolescents, adult.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Establishes a therapeutic relationship with assigned patients.

  2. Follows plans of care developed by the treatment team.

  3. Provides input to treatment team for evaluation of the plan of care.

  4. Assists patients with routine activities of daily living and facilitates activity groups.

  5. Maintains current knowledge in the field of psychiatric care.

  6. Maintains orderly work environment.

  7. Communicates appropriately with nursing staff, physicians, and outside referral

    agencies.
  8. Satisfactorily performs medical record and other documentation in accordance with all JCAHO, State Licensing, and Medicare standards applicable.

    1. Promotes the hospital culture of patient safety in a non-punitive atmosphere;

    Immediately reports medical errors and significant events to nurse in charge; participates in hospital safety training programs and Performance Improvement activities.

  9. Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

    TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    · Heavy physical effort (lift/carry up to 50 lbs.).

    · Maximum weight to be lifted independently: 25 lbs.

    · Lifting is required (floor to knee, knee to shoulder, and above shoulder)

    · Frequent/prolonged standing/walking/bending

    · Frequent reaching/stooping/kneeling/crouching

    · Lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients

    · Lifts supplies/equipment

    · Vision requirement: depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, must be able to read

    and see small items, eyeglasses acceptable.

    · Hearing requirement: must have normal ability to understand speech in noisy areas,

    understand whispered speech, and be able to localize sounds, hearing aids acceptable

    · Fine motor coordination sufficient to write, patient ADL’s, and assisting patient needs

    TYPICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT

    · Contact with potentially violent patients under a wide variety of circumstances

    · Exposure to blood and body fluids requires universal precautions

    · May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases

    · Participates in physical management of aggressive/self-injurious patients through approved

    blocking, redirecting and restraint techniques

    · Participates in emergency or crisis situations

    REQUIRED SAFETY EQUIPMENT

  • Personal Protective Equipment including gowns, gloves, masks, etc.

  • Arm or shin guards as necessary.

    Benefits

At Maxim Healthcare Group, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • 401(k) savings plan

  • Awards and recognition programs

    Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. *CO Specific Benefits: Medical/Prescription, Dental, Vision, Health Advocacy (company paid if enrolled Medical), Health Advocate Employee Assistance Program, Health Savings Account , 401(k), 401(k) Company Match, Profit Sharing, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Primary Caregiver Leave, Parental Leave, Life and Basic Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Voluntary Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Hospital Expense Protection Plan, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Home and Auto Insurance, Pet Insurance, Transportation Benefits, CommonBond, Educational Assistance Program, College Partnership Program, Paid Time Off/Company Holidays

    About Maxim Healthcare Group

Maxim Healthcare Group has been making a difference in the lives of our patients, caregivers, and employees for more than 30 years. Our nationwide suite of services includes home healthcare, companion and behavioral care, healthcare staffing, and workforce solutions. Maxim’s commitment to customer service, compassionate patient care, and filling critical staffing needs makes us a trusted partner wherever healthcare is needed.

Maxim Healthcare Group is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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