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PRN Mental Health Technician -Geripsyche

Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse provides patient care as a member of the health care team on the Mental Health Unit. Demonstrates the ability to utilize those skills necessary to perform a variety of direct and indirect patient care while maintaining a therapeutic milieu.

Required Skills

1. High school diploma or equivalent

2. Must obtain BCLS certification within 120 days of hire; certification must be kept current for continued employment

3. Clearance through the Family Care Registry

4. Completion of training as directed through orientation and/or by Leadership, Management or Educators in the established timeline for continued employment.

5. Unlicensed Assistive Personnel training or the training requirements will be waived if

an employee demonstrates competency in the content areas required by regulatory requirements; in the duties specific to their job and the patient population assigned;

and:

a. Is enrolled in a professional or practical nursing education program and has completed a fundamentals of nursing course; or

b. Was a professional nursing or practical nursing licensure candidate who failed to pass the state licensure examinations in the past three (3) years; or

c. Is certified as a nursing assistant per state regulation; or

d. Is certified or has had formal training that meets the UAP curriculum; or

e. Has documented experience as a nurse assistant, emergency medical technician or surgical technician in the past three (3) years; or

f. Has proof of completion of UAP training program in Missouri within the last three (3) years which meets the requirements of this policy; or

g. Has completed a professional or licensed practical nursing program outside the United States and is awaiting the licensure examination in this country.

6. UAP s from staffing agencies shall comply with the training requirements.

If the above criteria are not met, the incumbent is prohibited from providing direct patient care to any acute care patients undergoing a procedure in the outpatient setting.



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