Mental Health/Psychiatric Tech $26/hr

Yankton, South Dakota

Category: Allied

Travel

Job ID: 790830

Work Setting: Healthcare

Contract Duration: 13 Weeks

 

Est. Pay: $600 / Week

Posted Date: 6/3/2024

Yankton, South Dakota

Work Setting: Healthcare

Category: Allied

Contract Duration: 13 Weeks

Travel

Est. Pay: $600 / Week

Job ID: 790830

Posted Date: 6/3/2024

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The Mental / Psychiatric Health Technician cares for individuals with psychiatric conditions as well as a variety of substance use disorders, following the instructions of physicians, nurses or other health practitioners. The Behavioral Health Technician monitors a patients’ safety, physical and emotional well-being and report directly to medical staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides personal care and behavioral assistance/interventions to assigned clients
  • Assists clients with grooming, eating/meal preparation, and toileting
  • Maintains rounding on assigned clients/patients to ensure safety as directed
  • Assists with ambulation and transfer services 
  • Monitors vital signs such as heart rate and blood pressure
  • Provides behavioral support services
  • Provides crisis intervention
  • Encourages independence
  • Maintains patient safety
  • Implements behavioral plans
  • Documents care per policies and procedures
  • Participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs
  • Performs other duties as assigned/necessary

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Associate’s degree in behavioral studies or related field, or equivalent experience preferred (or per facility requirements)
  • Minimum of one (1) year relevant experience preferred
  • Complies with all relevant professional standards of practice 
  • Participation and completion of Amergis’ Competency program when applicable
  • Current CPR if applicable
  • TB Questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable 
  • Current Health certificate (per contract or state regulation) 
  • Must meet all federal, state and local requirements 
  • Successful completion of new hire training as applicable to job site 
  • Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAA requirements  
  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and from appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors, co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in the English language is required  
  • Computer proficiency required 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
40 hrs/week $26/hr – travel pay packages available as well
Benefits
At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Awards and recognition programs 
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. 
About Amergis
Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.  
Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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