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HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Mental Health Technician in Largo, Florida

Experience a higher degree of patient care at Largo Medical Center, part of the HCA West and Central Florida hospital system. Our 455-bed acute care hospital is located on two campuses—in mid-Pinellas County on the West Coast of Florida, providing medical care for the residents of Largo, and the nearby cities of Clearwater, Seminole, St. Petersburg and the Gulf Beach communities. We are the only area hospital with all private patient rooms. HCA is dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues. We will provide you the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We are currently looking for an ambitious Transporter to help us reach our goals. Unlock your potential here! We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program and an employee stock purchase program. Student loan repayment available for select roles and facilities. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity

*POSITION SUMMARY: *

The Mental Health Tech is a non-licensed attendant who contributes to the patient care process by assisting with activities of daily living; performing basic patient care activities and maintaining a safe, clean environment for individually assigned patients. The Mental Health Tech is under the supervision of a licensed registered nurse. The Mental Health Tech considers the special needs of the adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient in performing appropriate interventions. The position's tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Serves and collects food trays. Assists with patient feeding.
  • Transports, positions and drapes patients for exams and treatments.
  • Assists patients in ambulating.
  • Takes and records vital signs, weights and I & O.
  • Performs non sterile dressing changes.
  • Passes and collects bed pans.
  • Changes bed linens.
  • Provides encouragement, support and comfort to patients and family members.
  • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
  • Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
  • Orients and mentors new staff members.
  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Graduate or equivalent required.
  • Current certification as a BLS Healthcare Provider required.
  • At least one year of experience working within the mental health/behavior health unit strongly preferred.
  • Certification as a Behavior Health Tech desired.
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.
  • Ability to quickly make decisions to report patient condition with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds.

Job: *Behavioral & Social Work

Title: Mental Health Technician

Location: Florida-Largo-Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks

Requisition ID: 00144-14305

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