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Mercy Medical Center Clinton Mental Health Security Tech- IP Behavioral Part Time 32hrs Biweekly in Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City, Iowa

Department:

12401_39066 Psychiatric - 7 SE

Expected Weekly Hours:

16

Shift:

Evening Shift

Position Purpose:

Under direct supervision, provides direct care and supervision to behavioral health patients. Assists in maintaining a safe and secure environment for patients, staff, and visitors. Work will include components of direct patient care, observation, crisis intervention including de-escalation and appropriate restraint, documentation, transportation and general maintenance of the patient environment. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.

Job Description Details:

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Mental Health Security Tech (IP Behavioral)

Job Code: 1343

Reports To: Manager, Clinical Services

Pay Grade: PG 13

Dept/Clinic: Mercy Behavioral Care

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Approved By: Human Resources

Date: May 2018

OSHA: 1 - Exposure

POSITION PURPOSE

Under direct supervision, provides direct care and supervision to behavioral health patients. Assists in maintaining a safe and secure environment for patients, staff, and visitors. Work will include components of direct patient care, observation, crisis intervention including de-escalation and appropriate restraint, documentation, transportation and general maintenance of the patient environment. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

1.

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service/care appropriate to the age of the patients served, in accordance with Mercy standards.

2.

Contributes to the effective implementation of individual treatment plans of patients through “line of sight” supervision, positive interaction and role modeling and appropriate documentation of observed behaviors. Reports pertinent observations to the treatment team.

3.

Maintains safety and security of the facility through close observation and monitoring of patients, maintaining optimal physical proximity, remaining alert at all times, and using analytical forethought to anticipate potentially volatile or unsafe situations and proactively intervene.

4.

Provides appropriate crisis intervention as necessary by anticipating and responding quickly to escalating behaviors, utilizing de-escalation techniques to diffuse the situation, correctly prioritizing safety concerns, following proper restraint technique guidelines, and displaying neutral emotions.

5.

Assists with patient admissions and discharges as needed, including scanning patients, screening for contraband, managing patient belongings and property.

6.

Engages patients in therapeutic activities individually or in a group format as directed by the treatment team.

7.

Assists in orienting patient/family to the Behavioral Health unit.

8.

Is aware of patients’ treatment plans and collaborates with patients to achieve treatment goals.

9.

Completes accurate and timely documentation on patients’ behavior. Reports observations to relevant staff and makes recommendations based on observations. Assists in preparation of other reports as needed and as directed.

10.

Assesses and ensures the needs of the patients are being met in relation to clothing, linens, and personal hygiene supplies. Supervises personal hygiene tasks as needed.

11.

Communicates and collaborates effectively with nurses, other treatment team members, security staff, as well as patients, families and visitors. Obtains accurate and relevant reports from nursing staff.

12.

Escorts patients to and from activities and participates in their supervision as needed.

13.

Assists nurses and CNAs with patient meal time as needed.

14.

Assists in maintaining the safety of the unit by screening visitors, monitoring entrances and exits, including escorting visitors as needed. Assists all varieties of visitors in safely entering and exiting the unit.

15.

Assists in maintaining the cleanliness and general order of the patient environment and the unit as a whole. Assists in managing incoming phone calls to the unit as needed.

16.

Escorts treatment team members and others who are interacting with or treating potentially volatile patients as directed.

17.

Improves patient care through participation in hospital/unit activities, department meetings, committees, conferences, training, and education as directed.

18.

Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Mercy and Trinity Health Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.

19.

Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Mercy and Trinity Health’s Organizational Integrity Program, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.

20.

Maintains confidentiality of information pertaining to clients, physicians, employees, and Mercy business.

21.

Demonstrates general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.)

22.

Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties so assigned.

MISSION STATEMENT

We serve together in Mercy and Trinity Health, in the spirit of the Gospel, to heal body, mind and spirit, to improve the health of our communities and to steward the resources entrusted to us.

GUIDING BEHAVIORS

The Guiding Behaviors are the behaviors necessary for all of us to achieve our Vision. They are: We support each other in serving our patients and communities. We communicate openly, honestly, respectfully and directly. We are fully present. We are all accountable. We trust and assume goodness in intentions. We are continuous learners.

COMMITMENT

Must be able to embrace and adhere to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization and support the Mission of Trinity Health. Must demonstrate good work habits such as time management, attendance, punctuality, team building and other behaviors aligned to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must have a high school diploma/GED and must be age 18 or older. Some college or military experience is preferred but not required. Maintains certification in B.C.L.S. Must have a general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.) Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment. Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Mercy and Trinity Health.

Mercy cultivates, upholds and supports a safe work environment. Associates support patient and staff safety by demonstrating aptitude and maintaining organizational employment standards and requirements. Associate job performance is continually appraised and formally evaluated during the course of employment with Mercy.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Must successfully pass employment physical examination and must adhere to applicable organizational requirements on an annual basis for Employee Health Directives. Must possess the ability to comply with Mercy and Trinity Health policies and procedures. This job is categorized as "Medium Work". Has the physical stamina to meet the requirements of this job. Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and /or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly. Must be able to handle stress effectively. Must understand and accept the possibility of exposure to environmental elements, internal and external, which may affect the work place, such as infectious disease, chemical and/or chemical fumes, dust, noise, physical injury from an out of control patient, and adverse effects of inclement weather which may occur.

These essential functions identify the major requirements of the job. They are not an exhaustive list of all job requirements. An employee may be called upon to perform physical actions not specifically identified in this job description.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org at http://www.trinity-health.org/ . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.

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