Certified or Non-Certified Nursing Assistant - Geriatric Behavorial Health Unit - PRN

Murray, Kentucky, United States Part-time

Horizon Health, the nation’s leader in psychiatric contract management, is seeking Mental Health Technicians for our Geriatric inpatient psychiatric program at Murray Calloway County Hospital in Murray, KY.

 Job Description

  •  Assists patients in the development of individuality and appropriate methods of self-expression through promoting an environment in which the patient can problem-solve and test out new behaviors.
  • Assists the patients in acknowledging and accepting responsibility for psychological and behavioral patterns through providing feedback and positive reinforcement, consistently applying program rights and regulations, behavior modification program and communicating in an appropriate manner with the patient.
  • Escorts patients to ancillary departments for procedures/appointments, on and off campus.
  • Performs basic nursing tasks (i.e. but not limited to: vital signs, blood pressure, specimen collection, accu checks, weighing and assisting with activities of daily living). Assist the nurse in carrying out orders that are within the scope of practice.

MHT positions require: High School Diploma with at least 1 year of experience as a Psych Tech, Nursing Assistant, CNA or equivalent; a Bachelor’s Degree in the Human Service field; graduate of a Psychiatric Assistant or Nurse Aide training program, or one year experience in the Behavioral Health field preferred.