Psychiatric Social Health Tech @ NYC Health + Hospitals - New York, NY

Job Overview

5 days ago

Psychiatric Social Health Tech

NYC Health + Hospitals - New York, NY

About NYC Health + Hospitals


NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue is America’s oldest public hospital, established in 1736. Affiliated with the NYU School of Medicine, the 844-bed hospital is a major referral center for highly complex cases, with its 6,000 employees including highly skilled, interdisciplinary clinical staff. It sees more than 110,000 emergency room visits and 500,000 outpatient visits annually. Bellevue is an academic medical institution of international renown. We have served as an incubator for major innovations in public health, medical science, and medical education. Bellevue is a Level I Trauma Center delivering around-the-clock care in adult, pediatric, psychiatric and pediatric psychiatric emergencies as well as in the nationally-designated categories of cardiology, neurology, toxicology, and neonatology. In addition to providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient state-of-the-art care Bellevue is a city-wide medical specialty referral source. Bellevue’s clinical centers of excellence include: Emergency Medicine and Trauma Care; Cardiovascular Services; Designated Regional Perinatal Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (ICU); Comprehensive Children’s Psychiatric Emergency Program; and Cancer Services.

Job Description


Purpose of Position:

Under the direct supervision of a Registered Professional Nurse, the Psychiatric Social Health Technician (PSHT) performs therapeutic and other mental health related activity, maintains direct contact with people who have social and emotional problems and handicaps, interacts with clients in daily activities of living, and insures a properly maintained physical, social and clinical environment.

Responsibilities:

1. Responsible for the delivery of safe, quality patient care and services under the direction of a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with Bellevue Hospital's policies and procedures

2. Member of a designated care team and collaborates with team members in achieving goals

3. Receives assignments from the Registered Nurse

4. Accepts aspects of care delivery for individual patient/family as delegated by the Registered Nurse

5. Introduces self to patient/family and explains what will be done for/with each patient

6. Identifies the patient/family and explains what will be done for/with each patient

7. Gathers patient data and documents on flow sheet:

  • Temperature, Pulse, Respiration
  • BP
  • Height, Weight
  • Fingerstick

8. Reports observation of patients/data to the RN consistently throughout the tours

9. Assures patient privacy at all times

  • Draws curtain/closes door while providing care
  • Assures appropriate dress
  • Does not discuss patient in public areas

10. Reports patient experience of pain/discomfort immediately to the RN

11. Provides patient care as delegated by RN

  • Bathing
  • Grooming/shaving
  • Ambulation
  • Turning and positioning
  • Skin Care
  • Passive and active range of motion
  • Toileting
  • Assist with transportation
  • Changes bed linen
  • Prepares patient meals and assist with menu selection
  • Delivers/removes trays, distributes water, nourishment, ice, etc.
  • Feeds patient
  • Mouthcare
  • Foot care
  • Nail care
  • Simple dressing
  • Applies hot and cold packs
  • Assists RN to perform EKG's
  • Collects specimen for urine, and labels accurately
  • Assists with moving patients and assures belongings are sent with them
  • Assists nurses and MD's performing procedures
  • Ambulates patient to bathroom or assists to commode: does not use diapers

12. Prepares patient and/or examination room for test/procedure:

  • Cleans and sets up instruments and trays
  • Position patient on table, bed, stretcher, wheelchair

13. Assists with orienting new support staff team members as instructed by RN/Clinical Instructor

14. Documents patient data/care provided and signs name and title legibly

  • Assessment form (demographic data, vital signs)
  • Daily Patient Assessment and Plan Review Sheet
  • Multidisciplinary Patient/Significant Other education sheet
  • Progress Note
  • Intake and Output
  • Restraint flow sheet
  • 1:1 Special Observation sheet

15. Thoroughly completes Environment of Care/Safety and other required documents and forwards them to Headnurse/Charge Nurse/RN In-Charge

  • CodeRed

16. Demonstrates understanding of human growth and development relative to age

17. Understands cultural differences of patients/families and accommodates them as directed by the RN

18. Removes equipment not in use from patient's room and returns them to appropriate department for cleaning/repair

19. Accompanies patient to community agencies and facilities

Minimum Qualifications


1. One year of satisfactory experience as described in Examples of Typical Tasks in a hospital, health care or medical facility; or
2. One year of satisfactory experience in providing non-professional nursing or medical support services in a hospital, health care or medical facility and satisfactory completion of prescribed courses in an approved training program in mental health or social health care.
3. Current CPR certified according to the American Heart Association standard.

Also the following:
4. Ability to establish successful interpersonal relationships with patients and co-workers.
5. Good knowledge of methods and procedures used in applying appropriate treatment.
6. Ability to effectively carry out oral and written instructions.

How To Apply


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