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Patient Care Tech, Psychiatric Care

Company: Community Medical Centers
Location: Fresno
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Overview:

We are driven by our mission: "to improve the health status of the community and promote medical education". As a Mental Health Worker with the Central Valley's largest private employer, and at the only inpatient mental health facility in the Valley -- the average day is anything but average and you will actively feel and see how your role directly impacts our mission. As the recognized source of help for adults in need of acute psychiatric care of all spectrums, Community Behavioral Health Center is vital to improving our community's overall well-being. Your skills combined with the training we provide, will allow you to gain multidisciplinary skills in assisting with the care of our patients.

Our Community Behavioral Health Center is licensed to 73 beds, carries an average daily census of 69 patients, and has an average length of stay of 5-6 days. Here, under the supervision of the Registered Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse, you will assist in the delivery of daily care. As a Mental Health Worker, you will provide direct patient care and assistance with basic life skills to our patients.

We can offer you challenges to professionally grow AND the resources to succeed. If you are seeking a career that matches your passion for helping people then continue reading below!

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Registered Nurse, provides direct patient care and assistance with basic life skills for acutely ill mental patients from their arrival through discharge.

Qualifications:

Education

  • High School Diploma, General Education Development (GED) or Completion of a CMC Approved Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Certificate required
  • Successful completion of one of the following three options: (1) Obtain a diploma/certificate from an accredited Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program; (2) Obtain a diploma/certificate from an accredited Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program; or (3) Nursing Fundamental courses from an accredited clinical RN or LVN program (typically done in the 1st semester) required
  • Current enrollment in an accredited school of Nursing for RN or LVN program preferred

Experience

  • 1 year of direct patient care experience required

Licenses and Certifications

  • BLS - Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers by American Heart Association (AHA) required
  • One of the following is required
  • CNA - State of California Certified Nursing Assistant Certification (active of inactive status is acceptable)
  • EMT - Emergency Medical Technician Certification issued by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (active or inactive status is acceptable)
  • RN or LVN Student/Graduate

Keywords: Community Medical Centers, Fresno , Patient Care Tech, Psychiatric Care, Other , Fresno, California

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