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Mental Health Technician

Parkridge Valley Hospital - Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Job Code: 00584-12253

Part-time

Weekends Only

Parkridge Valley - Weekend Shift (full-time)

Working under the supervision of a nurse, the Mental Health Tech performs various patient care activities necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of patients.  The position's tasks and responsibilities in the Mental Health unit include:

  • Bathes, dresses/undresses patients assist with personal hygiene.
  • Serves and collects food trays.  Assists with patient feeding.
  • Transports, positions  and drapes patients for exams and treatments.
  • Assists patients in ambulating.
  • Takes and records vital signs, weights and I & O.
  • Performs non sterile dressing changes.
  • Passes and collects bed pans.
  • Changes bed linens.
  • Provides encouragement, support and comfort to patients and family members.
  • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems. 
  • Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
  • Orients and mentors new staff members.
  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required

Required Job Qualifications Include:


  • High School Diploma or GED Required
  • 1 year of experience preferred

Last Edited: 02/17/2017

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