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Clinical Technician

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Job Description

PURPOSE:

Technician is responsible to act as a client support and monitor to assist the clinical team.      

     

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Includes the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory.

  • Observes and documents clients behaviors, such as speech production, social skills, eating patterns, to facilitate assessment and develop of treatment goals.

 

 

  • Observes and monitors clients to detect behavior patterns, reports observation to CT lead and records information in patients chart to inform clinical staff of client status.

 

  • Supervises, observes, and monitors client to prevent wandering from designated areas or grounds. Monitors role calls and locating/reporting patients not in attendance.

 

  • Intervenes immediately and promptly to prevent injury to themselves or others.

 

  • Accompanies clients on and off grounds to medical or dental appointments /examinations/treatments, library, services,outings, or other recreational activities.

 

  • Accompanies clients on shopping trips, instructs and counsels clients in purchasing of personal items.

 

  • Assists clients to become accustomed to treatment routine and encourage them to participate in social recreational activities in order to promote rehabilitation.

 

  • Assist and monitor clients and/or encourages them to eat , hydrate, takes notes and records reasons for rejection of food.

 

  • Notifies nurse of patient request of oral medications, following hospital procedures. 

 

  • Measures clients vital signs and general physical condition and records information in clients charts.

 

  • Notifies CT lead/Nurse and initiates written report regarding concerns and/or observations of clients abuse and/or health and safety issues that pose a direct threat to clients and /or other employees.

 

  • Interacts with clients by using verbal communication skills and participates in activities with clients.

 

  • Conducts body searches to clients.

 

  • Regular attendance and ability to work weekends, holidays overtime and various shifts as needed.

 

  • Attends to routine health care needs of clients under supervision of medical personnel.

 

  • Assists with family contacts as directed by the counseling staff.

 

  • Provides assistance to the clients in the development of their aftercare plan.

 

  • Assists with initial and emergency situations.

 

  • Participates on a rotating basis with ongoing educational programs, lecture series and community meetings.

 

  •  Attends ongoing education as determined by  Director of Nursing/ Milieu Manager.

 

  •  Conducts thorough searches of incoming clients and their belongings.  This search includes the documentation of the search process and confiscated items, enforcing the contraband list and placing the luggage in the appropriate location and attends to sharps protocol.

 

  • Secures patient luggage and personal items on discharge.

 

  • Perform immediate crisis intervention of each abnormal situation arising on the shift.

 

  • All other duties as assigned.

 

 

 

Job Requirements

EDUCATION :
High school diploma or GED required.CPR Certification required.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
 Must have maintain current in CPR, FIRST AIDE and CNA or acquire before employment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essentials functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities/medical conditions to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, talk, hear, and listen. The employee frequently is required to use hands, fingers to handle or feel temperatures, size, shape, or texture, reach with hands and arms and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit in stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to ascend or descend stairs or ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
 

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; and occasionally lift and/or move patients weighing  greater than 100 pounds.
 

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision ( clear vision at 20 inches or less), distance vision ( clear vision at 20 feet or more), peripheral vision  ( ability to observe and area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), and depth perception ( three- dimensional  vision , ability to judge distances and spatial relationships).

HAZARDS:
May be exposed to infection, odor and psycho behavior management situations.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities/medical conditions to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, employees frequently exposed to body fluids location we works in outside weather conditions exposed to blood borne pathogens communicable diseases infectious diseases.

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

 

 

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time/Part-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education High School
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others No
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel None
Job ID FT/PT CT Techs
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