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Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System Mental Health Technician in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The Mental Health Tech establishes a therapeutic relationship with assigned patients and helps patients with daily living. Responsible for the overall maintenance of a therapeutic environment. Takes vital signs, weighs patients and collects routine specimens. Relies on establish guidelines to accomplish tasks. Works under close supervision.

  • Make beds and clean rooms as necessary.

  • Takes and records patient vital signs including height, weight, blood pressure, pulse and respirations under the supervision of a nurse.

  • Assists with the admission process as directed.

  • Provide assisting in group setting as necessary under the direction of a nurse or therapist.

  • Assists in moving patients from place to place on and off the unit or area where assigned.

  • Retrieves medications from the pneumatic tube system and/or pharmacy and delivers the medications to the nurse and/or place medications in a secure location as determined by the nurse manager.

  • Documents vital signs, activities of daily living, sleep hours, safety checks and environmental checks as appropriate.

  • Assists with laundering of clothes as necessary or directed.

  • Assists patient with activities of daily living, toileting, feeding, and grooming.

Education High School Diploma or equivalent

Required Certification/Registration Current BLS Certification

Working Conditions Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances Subject to varying and unpredictable situations

Physical Requirements Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking Other Working Conditions Ability to work with aggressive patients