Mental Health Associate-CPEP (Psychiatric Emergency) CRMH ED - PRN
Company: Carilion Clinic
Posted on: January 26, 2023
Roanoke ,VA, US, 24014
As a member of the multidisciplinary team, the Psychiatric
Technician assists with ensuring the safety of adults and children
with mental illness on acute psychiatric hospital unit.
Responsibilities include: delivery of patient care, providing
assistance with activities of daily living, provides secretarial
support, leads goals/wrap up groups, and direct/lead code secures
activities. Actively participates with all unit activities
providing support as indicated. Functions as a team member
reporting appropriate observations, information, while maintaining
a safe therapeutic milieu.
The job duties of the Psychiatric Technician include, but are not
limited to, the following.
- Assists with observing the patients and reporting any unusual
circumstances to licensed nurse.
- Organizes, prioritizes and provides nursing care in accordance
with unit standards.
- Completes the admission/discharge process and documentation
according to unit standards in chart/EMR.
- Admissions are greeted, made comfortable, oriented to unit
routines and safety precautions within 15 minutes of arrival on the
- Call lights and telephones are answered promptly and basic
patient needs are met, whether assigned patient or not.
- Patient safety rounds are conducted every 15 minutes or
according to unit policy.
- Performs activities of daily living and assists with meeting
nutritional needs of patients.
- Provides patient treatments as delegated such as EKG's, Blood
Glucose testing, I&O, enemas, etc.
- Is a patient advocate, protector of patient's rights and
provider of psychological/social/cultural support. Treats patients
with respect and dignity. Calls patient by name, provides privacy,
etc. Uses system resources to meet patient's cultural and
- Provides patients and their families with appropriate
information and care in a timely manner.
- Organizes and leads daily goals/wrap up groups. Reports to
licensed nurse any issues or concerns by patients verbalized or
written in groups.
Education: High school graduate or GED required.
Experience: Psychiatry related or nursing assistant experience
preferred. Must possess ability to appropriately handle/restrain
patients who may be disruptive and/or physically violent. Must be
willing and able to learn medical terminology and clinical
procedures. Experience/skills may be gained through on-the-job
training and in-services as indicated.
Licensure, certification, and/or registration: De-escalation
training must be successfully completed within four months of hire
and then maintained going forward. Must be able to obtain AHA
BLS-HCP. Valid Virginia State Driver's license required in the NRV
to transport patients.
Other Minimum Qualifications: Requires experience with or the
ability for managing patients with explosive potential and/or
escalating situations. Requires ability to function with minimum
supervision, recognizing the need for direction and assistance in
situations beyond his/her scope of capabilities. Requires ability
to learn and participate as a team member. Requires clinical skills
to work with child, adolescent and adult population understanding
their growth and development
This is Carilion Clinic ...
An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected
and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health
system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that
is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious.
Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of
award winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3
NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty
physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of
Medicine and Research Institute.
Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries
and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where
the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your
tomorrow with us.
Requisition Number: 137658
Employment Status: Flex
Location: CRMH - Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Shift Details: day/evening/night every other weekend
Recruiter: TAMIKA D RICKMAN
Recruiter Email: email@example.com
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Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with
Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.
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