Monmouth Medical Center (MMC) is one of New Jersey's largest community teaching hospitals, where physicians and employees work as a team dedicated to academic and clinical excellence and comprehensive, compassionate patient care. As part of RWJ Barnabas Health, Monmouth Medical Center is a leader in designing unparalleled new ways for delivering health care.
For over 130years, Monmouth Medical Center has been the leader in central New Jersey in providing the best in health care and the latest in medical technology to nearly 1 million residents that comprise its primary service area of Monmouth County, and portions of Ocean and Middlesex counties. Monmouth Medical Center is recognized as a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, which is widely acknowledged and underscores the highest commitment to patient safety and quality. MMC is the only hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties to receive an A Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, the nation's leading experts on patient safety, for six consecutive rating periods. We continue to lead the system in HCAHPS scores, and are looked to as a model for best practice in patient satisfaction.
Summary of Job Function: The Mental Health Techncian (MHT)is a member of the multidisciplinary patient care team. Works under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse to provide care to patients with diverse psychiatric illnesses. The Mental HealthTechnician provides key assistance with patients who require special precautions, and are responsible for remaining with the assigned patient at all times during their assigned shift except when relieved by staff for break and meal time. The MentalHealth Technician is expected to remain alert and observant to prevent injury or escape, and engage in therapeutic communication and activities to distract, occupy, and develop therapeutic rapport. Mental Health Technicians are expected to comply with hospital policies on confidentiality, infection control, and compassionate care. Adherence to patient restrictions and ability to appropriately manage aggressive, violent, and confused behavior required. All methods of practice and/or work performance shall conform to written established hospital policies and procedures and be carried to the highest achievable level of competence in a manner demonstrating concern and consideration.
Is responsible for reporting identified safety issues such as hazardous environments (i.e. damaged floors/walls/ceiling tiles/unsecured areas) and medical errors, etc.
High school diploma or equivalency required.
One (1) year of Nurse Aide/Assistant/CHHA/Emergency Medical Technician, or satisfactory completion of an Aide training program.
3-5 years of related experience in psychiatric or geriatric-psychiatric services setting preferred.
Must successfully complete MMC clinical training orientation.
Annual BEST and BLS certifications.
We offer a great work environment, competitive rates and excellent benefits, including:
Vacation/Personal/Holiday/Sick Time Off
Short & Long Term Disability
Basic Life & Accidental Death Insurance
Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts