GENERAL SUMMARY AND PURPOSE:
Performs various patient care activities as needed to care for the needs of the mentally and emotionally ill patient, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Maintains a therapeutic milieu. Plans and conducts individual, group and family therapeutic sessions. Assists in basic nursing techniques. Helps develop care plans. Documents patients' progress in hospital charts. Effectively assists staff with agitated patients.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Must possess thorough knowledge and demonstrated expertise in a behavioral health setting, normally acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree in psychology or social work. Experience in a psychiatric facility or related setting preferred.
Basic Life Support for Healthcare providers certification from either AHA, ARC or the Military Training Network is required at hire in all units, unless currently certified in ACLS and/or PALS as defined in the SAHS Certification Crosswalk. Other certifications may be required as identified in the SAHS Certification Crosswalk. Medical-surgical patient care or medical office experience preferred.
Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Organization's Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills to competently care for all assigned age groups (child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric as applicable) Demonstrates ability to maintain a safe environment and therapeutic milieu as evidenced by ability to utilize good judgment, implement critical thinking skills, and quickly problem solve situations to maintain positive and healing atmosphere.
Revenue Management: ensures the accuracy of documenting services and supplies provided to the patients.
Displays an ability to communicate and/or take direction from licensed staff. Demonstrates motivation to initiate tasks within the defined parameters of the psych tech role. Assists/participates in crisis situations that can require "hands-on" for safety of the patient and/or others which can ultimately lead to seclusion and/or having to be on the floor to restrain a patient.
Educates patients on suitable coping skills related to treatment plan content as evidenced by one to one interactions and in the group setting.
Participates in the treatment planning process by reviewing treatment plan's with patients in a timely manner and documenting progress and education towards treatment goals. Demonstrates, models, and provides supportive listening for patients in crisis. Completes clinical documentation with accuracy and thoroughness. Serves as a liaison between patients, families and professional staff. Receives data and ensures that appropriate processing occurs. Assists with unit clerical support as needed.
Basic computer skills with an emphasis on MS Word, Excel and Outlook. Use of basic office equipment (calculator, PC, copier, fax).
Colleagues of Saint Alphonsus Health System enjoy competitive compensation with a full benefits package and opportunity for growth throughout SAHS and Trinity Health.
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Saint Alphonsus and Trinity Health are committed to promoting diversity in its workforce and to providing an inclusive work environment where everyone is treated with fairness, dignity and respect. We are committed to recruit and retain a diverse staff reflective of the communities we serve. Saint Alphonsus and Trinity Health are equal opportunity employers and prohibit discrimination against any individual with regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The Saint Alphonsus Medical Campus, in brief:
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho is dedicated to delivering advanced medical services in a spiritual, healing environment throughout southwest Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada. Through innovative technologies, compassionate staff and warm, healing environments, Saint Alphonsus strives to provide care that is focused on patients.
About Boise, Idaho:
Idaho's capital city (and third largest city in the Pacific Northwest!) is located in the high desert of southwestern Idaho, right on the Boise River. Offering a stellar quality life, Boise also features a vibrant and urban downtown, cultural and culinary experiences, and a wealth of entertainment options. Boasting over 200 days of sunny weather each year, recreational opportunities abound - most notably the 25 mile-long Boise River Greenbelt, which links together a series of beautiful public parks and the Boise Foothills, which offers an interconnected network of roads and trails through the hills. Consistently high ranking on various top ten lists relating to safety, affordability and work-life balance, it's easy to see why Boise is the place to be.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
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