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Mental Health Tech (MHT)

Company: Freedom Behavioral Hospital of Ville Platte
Location: Ville Platte
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

The CNA/MHT role is to function as a member of the nursing staff to facilitate quality patient care. The CNA/MHT supportsthe licensed nursing staff to ensure the needs of the patients are met by performing routinely assigned tasks and carrying outpatient care activities within the scope of the CNA/MHT's training and experience. Provides direct patient care to assignedpatients ensuring that the patients activities of daily living are met. They are primarily responsible for the day to day custodialcare of the patients. The CNA/MHT assist with providing a therapeutic safe environment for the patients. The CNA/MHTutilizes a basic knowledge of nursing skills and communicate the medical and emotional needs of the patients to the licensednursing staff. The CNA/MHT is the visible presences of the nursing staff on the unit and are readily available to the patients forthe patient's day to day needs. In addition, they perform assigned duties and interventions as directed by the licensed nurse tofulfill the prescribed orders of the medical staff.. The CNA/MHT communicates identified findings observed with the patientsto the licensed nursing staff. In addition, the CNA/MHT assist the licensed staff with basic clerical duties when indicated. TheCNA/MHT will maintain a safe and professional standard for patient care according to the facility mission, policy andprocedure, and in accordance with all external regulatory and credentialing bodies. As a key member of the nursing staff, theCNA/MHT is available to families for communication between the families, patients, and licensed nursing staff. The CNA/MHTassist with the nutritional needs of the patients, through working with the licensed nurses to ensure that nutritional needs aremet. The CNA/MHT provides for the daily needs of the patients, with consistent monitoring and communication to the licensednurses.

Keywords: Freedom Behavioral Hospital of Ville Platte, Lafayette , Mental Health Tech (MHT), Healthcare , Ville Platte, Louisiana

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