Psych Tech

Requisition ID
2020-121481
Department
Psychiatric Acute-Adult
Hours / Pay Period
72
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
S-S
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St. Alexius Bismarck
Location
ND-Bismarck

Overview

Since 1885, CHI St. Alexius Health has been dedicated to leading health care in this region by enriching the lives of patients through the highest quality of care. We seek to continue our tradition of success and innovation with individuals dedicated to delivering the highest level of expertise and quality. Together we can continue to grow and support the legacy of CHI St. Alexius Health for many years to come.

 

CHI St. Alexius Health is a regional health network with a tertiary hospital in Bismarck, the system also consists of critical access hospitals (CAHs) in Carrington, Dickinson, Devils Lake, Garrison, Turtle Lake, Washburn and Williston and numerous clinics and outpatient services.  CHI St. Alexius Health manages four CAHs in North Dakota - Elgin, Linton, and Wishek, as well as Mobridge Regional Medical Center in Mobridge, S.D. CHI St. Alexius Health offers a comprehensive line of inpatient and outpatient medical services, including: a Level II Trauma Center, primary and specialty physician clinics, home health and hospice services, durable medical equipment services, a fitness and human performance center and ancillary services throughout western and central North Dakota.

 

CHI St. Alexius Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care.

Responsibilities

Works under the direction of the Clinical Coordinator.  The Technician assists nursing staff in the delivery of individual patient care for patients assigned to the unit, according to unit policies and procedures.  Maintains standards of nursing practice, in accordance with the mission, values, and philosophy of St. Alexius Medical Center.  All the criteria-based duties and standards within this document will be performed according to the policies, procedures and guidelines of the Medical Center.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Adheres to St. Alexius Medical Center mission, values, and Journey Beyond Excellence expectations to foster a compassionate, healing environment providing physiological, emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, families, and visitors.
  • Assures quality of care by adhering to St. Alexius Medical Center policies, regulated by governing agency regulations
  • Provides patients' personal hygiene by giving bedpans, urinals, baths, backrubs, shampoos, and shaves; assist with toileting and bathing.
  • Provides for activities of daily living to include feeding, ambulating, and positioning patients.
  • Maintains patient stability by checking vital signs, weight; and intake and output and reports concerns or changes to assigned nurse.
  • Answers patients' call lights, addresses and maintains a safe clean environment.
  • Documents actions by completing forms, reports, logs, and records.
  • Successfully completes the defined job specific competencies, including competencies for age specific, as appropriate

Qualifications

Education: High school graduate or equivalent work experience including ability to read, write and comprehend medical terminology.

Licensure: Must be listed on a Nurse Assistant Registry operated by the North Dakota Board of Nursing, State Department and consolidated Laboratories by the North Dakota Board of Nursing.  If not on a registry, then must obtain placement on one immediately following orientation and training by St. Alexius Medical Center as stated in the policy “Eligibility for Employment as Nurse Assistant”.

Experience: Preferred hospital experience, aide experience or satisfactory completion of certification/training program.

Skills: Able to organize assignments and work under pressure.  Basic Life Support Certification within 480 hours of employment and meets re-certification as required.

Interpersonal Skills: Good communication skills are necessary because of the constant communication, both oral and written with patients and families, visitors, and medical center staff.  Accountable for own conduct and promotes and supports positive working relationships among staff, between other disciplines, departments, families, visitors and patients. Maintains confidentiality.

Physical Effort: Medium: Involves a maximum physical effort requirement of 50 pounds. 35 lbs light medium work level with floor to waist lifting.  50 lbs medium work level with knee to waist lifting.

Hours of Work: Rotating shift work or straight evenings or nights. Rotating holidays and weekends may be required.

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt/Exempt

Other: Works under the following conditions:   potential exposure to mechanical, chemical, electrical and infectious environmental hazards.

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