Education: High School Degree or equivalent; Degree from an accredited college or university in social work, recreational therapy or related discipline preferred.
Specialized training in group dynamics and facilitation may be substituted for education. (MHT II)
Experience: Two (2) years of related experience, with knowledge of psychiatric patient care techniques with understanding of mental illness preferred.
Experience in group facilitation, program implementation; knowledge of psychotherapeutic interventions and psychiatric diagnosis preferred. (MHT II)
Licensure:May be required to obtain Phlebotomy Certification. (MHT II)
Additional Requirements: CPR with AED (CPR/AED) certification must be current and a copy of your certification must be presented to Human Resources upon hire. You must successfully complete Fremont Hospital's Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) training course within 90 days of employment and prior to assisting with preventative intervention measures. You may be required to work overtime and flexible hours.
Display leadership, ownership and dedication to superior quality care. (MHT II)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
THIS SECTION DESCRIBES WHAT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION SHOULD CURRENTLY POSSESS. THIS LIST MAY NOT BE COMPLETE FOR ALL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION.
Knowledge of all code procedures.
Knowledge of personal hygiene training techniques.
Knowledge of psychiatric care techniques.
Knowledge of Mental Health and Child & Adult Abuse/Neglect/Maltreatment laws.
Knowledge and training in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI).
Thorough knowledge and training in CPR/AED.
Knowledge of admission and discharge procedures.
Knowledge of charting requirements.
Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines.
Skill in telephone etiquette, customer service and paging procedures.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, visitors and co-workers.
Ability to adhere to safety policies and procedures.
Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information.
Ability to work as a team player.
Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience, ownership and dedication.
Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures.
Ability to recognize the importance of adapting to the various patient age groups (adolescent, adult and geriatric).
Ability to participate in all aspects of patient care management.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to meet deadlines for assigned activities.
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Knowledge of the implementation of milieu management and therapeutic interaction.
Knowledge of facility policies & procedures.
Basic knowledge of group dynamics. (MHT II).
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND SPECIAL DEMANDS
THIS SECTION DESCRIBES HOW AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION CURRENTLY PERFORMS THE FUNCTIONS OF THIS POSITION. MODIFICATIONS TO THE MANNER IN THAT THIS JOB MAY BE PERFORMED WILL BE REVIEWED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.
Ability to stand sit or walk up to six hours, sit for up to two hours.
Ability to move frequently is required in the delivery of patient care.
Visual acuity is needed for accurate reading of patient charts and for demonstrating activities or assisting patients in activities.
Ability to spend 20% of the work day outdoors in temperatures varying form 30°-100°F and 80% of the work day indoors in temperatures varying from 60°-85°F.
Ability to occasionally push/pull wheeled carts from 200 lbs.(i.e., linen cart, chart rack, EKG machine, patients).
Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 10 lbs. (i.e. juices, charts, patient's belongings) and occasionally lift and carry up to 100 lbs.
Ability to participate in Non-Violent Physical Crisis Interventions / Code Greens.
Ability to frequently reach above, at or below shoulder height (obtain supplies, reach in cabinets, use refrigerator), kneel, bend, stoop, turn, and twist.
Ability to frequently handle, through gross and fine manipulations, simple grasping, twisting and fingering of small objects (telephone buttons, thermometers with both hands).
Ability to discern a variety of odors.
Ability to occasionally handle hazardous/infectious waste.
Ability to work in an environment where the noise level is frequently high.
Ability to work in an environment where chemicals are frequently used for cleaning; where mechanical and electrical hazards may be occasionally present; and where dust, mist and steam are frequently generated in housekeeping tasks.
Ability to work at a rapid pace and tolerate a variety of repetitive tasks.
MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND OTHER WORK AIDES:
THIS SECTION DESCRIBES THOSE MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND OTHER WORK AIDES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION MUST BE ABLE TO USE.