Mental Health Tech/CSA

  • Full Time
  • Newport

Unity Health Medical Center

Job Description

\\This position deals primarily with psychiatric patients.

Education: High school graduation or equivalent required. Ability to
read, use simple math skills, and write clearly and legibly. Training
and Experience: Previous experiences as a nursing assistant or in other
patient-related position desirable but not required. Job Knowledge:
Ability to perform duties for direct and indirect patient care. Direct
care duties include but are not limited to, assisting the patient with
personal hygiene needs and observing the patient’s condition, including
their vital signs, their feeding and elimination patterns. Indirect
duties may include general housekeeping skills, ordering and maintenance
of supplies and simple computer entry ability. Performs direct and
indirect patient care duties under the guidance and direction of the RN
and LPN. Responsible for implementing components of the plan of care
through the initiation/completion of procedures relating to basic human,
mental, spiritual and social needs; comfort and safety measures;
activities of daily living; personal care needs; nutrition and fluid
needs; and elimination needs. Indirect patient care includes, but is not
limited to, cleaning occupied and unoccupied patient areas and
maintaining an environment, which is neat and free of hazards to the
patient’s well-being. An understanding of and willingness to follow
infection control and safety guidelines is mandatory. Supports the
organization’s mission, vision, and values.

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