Mental Health Tech Nurse Sec III

ID 2024-26313
Guilford Co Behavioral Health Center
Work Location
Division : Name
Behavioral Health
Department : Name
BH-Urgent Care
Position Sub-Category
Position Type
Benefit Eligible (12-39 hours/week)
Employment Type
Workforce Status
Work Hours
Provider Schedule (specific schedule)
7p-7a, weekend rotation
On call Required
Sub Category
Mental Health Technician


Provides therapeutic services to psychiatric patients under Trauma Informed Care principles as directed by a Registered Nurse and according to the plan established by the treatment team. Participates in department and team treatment programs via educational group and 1:1 interaction. This position serves psychiatric patients across the life span. May have access to non-controlled medication storage areas on the patient care units if and only when their job responsibilities require that access, such as transferring non-controlled substance medications from one storage location site to another or when helping other licensed healthcare professionals retrieve non-controlled substance medications.

Talent Pool: Patient Care


# 1 Assist Registered Nurse and Treatment team with Milieu Management as follows: Manages supplies in line with guidelines to meet patient needs and budgetary constraints. Demonstrates knowledge of standards of care practice. Incorporates these into practice and holds self and others accountable for practicing according to these standards. Consistently preforms safety checks correctly with accurate documentation. Performs environmental rounds as required on each shift, with appropriate follow-up to RN and appropriate documentation. Ability to evaluate and appropriately respond to verbal and nonverbal communication from psychiatric patients across the life span. Demonstrates ability to escort psychiatric patients off unit or outside of BHS for appointments as required. Functions under the Trauma Informed Care principles by recognizing the impact that early trauma plays in an individuals movement toward recovery and wellness, helping to avoid language and behaviors that may re-traumatize, and helping to promote the physical and emotional safety of the patient. Operates as a trustworthy member of the professional team by communicating clearly using person-centered language, and maintaining appropriate boundaries. May assist with communicating patient needs and choices and works in collaboration with patient and professional teams. Demonstrates individual initiative and creativity, serves as a leader among MHT/NS. Takes on assignments that provide an opportunity to learn and precepts. Encourages, develops and accepts new and innovative ways of doing things. Seeks to solve problems and offers assistance and encouragement to others. Manages resources efficiently and works with team members to reduce costs and improve quality. Completes mandatory requirements and education for job position. Collaborates with Leadership team to develop other MHT/NS and co-workers to accomplish department/program objectives.
# 2 Participates in department treatment program as follows: Uses creativity to determine therapeutic interventions that will result in maximal patient outcome. Carries out therapeutic interventions that are for specific patient needs. Communicates barriers with team. Collaborate with patients and the treatment team to optimize activities and patient schedule. Supports safe, appropriate, effective and efficient patient care by providing accurate, thorough and timely documentation that consistently meets departmental requirements. Serves as an adult role model for all patients and peers. Advocates for patient needs. Assists with milieu management of department. Facilitates patient educational groups.
# 3 Professional development as follows: Orient and train new staff, demonstrates an ongoing commitment to improve the performance and skill of co-workers. Serves as a preceptor to new employees on a routine basis. Demonstrates competencies of the preceptor/resource role. Formulates recommendations to improve individual performance. Facilitates constructive feedback regarding own performance. Actively participates in department/hospital committee/task force. Participates in ongoing revision and development of department policies, procedures, guidelines, and program groups to maintain/improve quality. Consistently utilizes non-patient care time by offering assistance to team.
# 4 Performs clerical / receptionist activities.
# 5 Provides patient care as delegated by the Registered Nurse as follows: Vital Signs Capillary Blood Glucose EKG Transports patients via wheelchair/stretcher (without EKG monitoring) Bathes, turns, and repositions patients Assists with ambulation of patients Assists with meeting elimination needs
#6. Collaborates with Registered Nurse to plan and initiate appropriate interventions consistent with policies and procedures. Collects and communicates psychosocial data about health continuous manner. Includes patient and family in status of patient/family in a systematic and continuous manner. Includes patient and family in this process. Observes and reports symptoms, behaviors, and changes in patients condition in a timely manner. Initiates one-to one interactions with patients according to the milieu program. Maintains patient rights in accordance with North Carolina Patients Bill of Rights


Required: Associate?s Degree in human service field and five years of experience or Bachelor?s Degree in human service field and three years of experience.

Preferred: Bachelor?s Degree in human service field and three years of experience.

Required: A minimum of two years of experience in behavioral health field or health care field.

BLS (CPR)-American Red Cross or AHA Healthcare Provider
STARR to be successfully completed within the first 30 days of hire date.
American Association of Psychiatric Technician: NCPT Certification III-IV
Preferred: Listed as a Nursing Aide I with the North Carolina Division of Facilities Services


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