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Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Technician

locationFort Worth, TX, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Technician
Full Time

Description 

Pay is determined by relevant experience, work history, education and internal equities. As part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practices, MHMR offers the maximum compensation for candidates based on their experience, education and internal equities of the agency. This practice removes biases in compensation and assist hires and/or promotions on pay equity in their appropriate position(s) at MHMR.

This position pays ... 15.00

I) Job Purpose

The position of Patient Care Technician is a direct care position, which assists patients in the Mental Health Jail Diversion Center.  Duties for this position include orientation of patients to the unit, assisting in the intervention and stabilization of Center patients, transportation of patients outside the facility, and maintaining a therapeutic and safe environment. 

II) Essential Functions

A) Completes patient paperwork upon admission and discharge.
B) Checks incoming possessions.
C) Chart client’s response to treatment.
D) Checks and maintains unit cleanliness.
E) Report potentially unsafe conditions.
F) Transports patients and supplies as needed.
G) Reports and documents patient services accurately according to MHMR’s Policies and Procedures.
H) Completes MHMRTC required training and attends training refreshers as required by MHMRTC’s Training Department.
I) Performance standards are performed as applicable with MHMR’s We CARE values “We Connect People in Our Community.  We Provide Access to Services.  We Link People to Resources.  We Empower People.”
J) Perform other job duties or responsibilities as requested or assigned.

III) Knowledge of Laws, Regulations, Policies/Procedures, Skills, and Abilities

A) Adequate knowledge of DSHS Mental Health Community Standards.
B) Thorough knowledge of Agency policies/operating procedures.
C) Ability to develop productive relationships with diverse persons and populations.
D) Adequate knowledge of DSM-IV diagnoses and an ability to apply such knowledge.
E) Ability to work within a team of direct-care staff in a way that is effective at reaching program goals.
F) Adequate knowledge of resources and service needs related to persons with mental illness.

IV) Internal & External Customer Service

This position requires regular external and internal contacts.  The employee will accomplish this with adequate written and verbal skills.

V) Travel

A) Intra-agency travel is required.

Minimum Requirements 

Required Education
High School Diploma/GED

Defined Education
N/A

Required Experience
One (1) year of experience

Defined Experience
Working in Human Services field

Substitutions
None.

Preferences
None.

Required License(s)
Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

Required Supervisory Experience
0 year(s)

Testing Requirements
Pre-employment tests including drug and TB Screening, Physical Exam including balance and lift test.

Lifting Requirements
15 Pounds

All staff are required to participate in agency Emergency Preparedness and Environmental Safety programs and may be assigned by their departments as a key/essential staff level function during critical events or for the purpose of sustaining business continuity.

This position may require temporary or permanent re-assignment to any MHMR Tarrant facility as determined by program needs and /or the Division/Director.

Assigned work hours may change as the needs of the agency change.

The functional Title of this position may change as the needs of the agency change.

All work will be complete within the scheduled work hours.  All non-exempt (hourly) employee are expected to clock In and out for each work shift, no work done should be done off the clock.

Prior approval from supervisor is required for all Paid Time Off (PTO) and Overtime.

MHMR reserves the tight to change, and to or eliminate a position as it deems appropriate.

Employment is at will, as well as agency needs may change.

Agency dress code is to be followed at all times.

Physical on-site presence, including regular attendance and punctuality is an essential function of this position.  Any change or adjustments to your assigned work schedule or shift hours must be approved by your supervisor in advance.

Our Benefits:

All staff are required to participate in agency Emergency Preparedness and Environmental Safety programs and may be assigned by their departments as a key/essential staff level function during critical events or for the purpose of sustaining business continuity.

This position may require temporary or permanent re-assignment to any MHMR Tarrant facility as determined by program needs and /or the Division/Director.

Assigned work hours may change as the needs of the agency change.

The functional Title of this position may change as the needs of the agency change.

All work will be complete within the scheduled work hours.  All non-exempt (hourly) employee are expected to clock In and out for each work shift, no work done should be done off the clock.

Prior approval from supervisor is required for all Paid Time Off (PTO) and Overtime.

MHMR reserves the tight to change, and to or eliminate a position as it deems appropriate.

Employment is at will, as well as agency needs may change.

Agency dress code is to be followed at all times.

Physical on-site presence, including regular attendance and punctuality is an essential function of this position.  Any change or adjustments to your assigned work schedule or shift hours must be approved by your supervisor in advance.

Our Benefits:

Our total rewards program offers benefits* to full time employees beginning 1st of the month following hire date including but not limited to:

• Comprehensive healthcare options (Medical, Dental, and Vision)

• Life insurance and additional supplemental accident and hospitalization plans

• 401a match and 457 deferred compensation plans

• Paid vacation and holidays; varied flexible work environment locations

• Annual tuition reimbursement program

• Student Loan Forgiveness

• Professional development programs and training

• And more…..

Insurance eligibility:

• Full time employees begin 1st of the month following hire date

• Market driven positions (full time or part time) begin immediately after hire date

• Select part time market driven positions are eligible for most insurance plans

• Substitute status jobs are not eligible for benefits

For more information, click https://www.mhmrtarrant.org/benefits/

Additional Information
*MHMR of Tarrant County (“MHMR”) and its affiliates and subsidiaries have an internal recruiting department. MHMR may supplement that internal capability from time to time with assistance from temporary staffing agencies, placement services, and professional recruiters herein after referred to collectively as “Recruiters"). Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact MHMR employees directly in an attempt to present candidates – MHMR recruiting team or other authorized MHMR personnel must present ALL candidates to hiring managers. For more information please visit our website www.mhmrtc.org