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Phlebotomist/Mental Health Technician

Vermilion Behavioral Health Lafayette Full-Time
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  • Immediately communicates with RN on all Critical labs upon receipt of report.
  • Demonstrates good communication skills with patients.
  • Identifies patients using safety initiative of using two means of patient identification.
  • Communicates pertinent information to peers, physicians, and acts as a patient advocate.
  • Anticipates patient needs and makes appropriate modifications to complete task safely and accurately.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform procedures and skills in a safe and accurate manner. Able to perform complex procedures and skills independently or with minimum supervision.
  • Recognizes signs and symptoms of intoxication from different substances.
  • Adheres to HIPAA and other confidentiality guidelines.
  • Utilizes standard precautions and follows infection control procedures.
  • Adheres to and follows The Joint Commission, National Patient Safety Goals.
  • Aware of patient handbook/contents. Adheres to program rules.
  • Maintain unit safety in regards to contraband.
  • Ensure the well-being of patients and provide a positive, supportive and structured environment.
  • Responsible for conducting safety checks and ensuring that supervision is conducted at 15 minute intervals, as noted in special precautions, or in accordance with individualized supervision guidelines as needed.
  • Document timely, accurate and appropriate clinical information in patient's medical record.
  • Assist in providing a safe, secure and comfortable environment for patients, significant others and staff.
  • Interact routinely with patients, observe behaviors and communicate significant observations to nursing staff.
  • Oversee or assist patients with activities of daily living, including toileting, bathing, dressing, grooming, oral hygiene, meals, snacks, hydration and changing bed linens. 
  • May obtain patient's vital signs, height and weight as assigned and document in patient record.
  • Facilitate patient educational-rehabilitative groups which cover a variety of topics including social skills, coping skills, anger management and independent living skills.
  • Engage patients in activities and interactions designed to encourage achievement of treatment goals.
  • Complete and maintain required documentation. Assist with follow-up and paperwork as required on incidents and events that may take place in the facility. 
  • May provide transportation for patient or coordinate transportation with appropriate staff member
 

Skills required

Psychotherapy
Medication Therapy Management
Community Health
Behavioral Health
Psychiatry
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Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems provides leading treatment for mental health disorders and substance abuse for both adolescents and adults.

Serving adolescents, adults, and seniors suffering from mental illness, chemical dependency, and co-occurring disorders for over two decades, Vermilion offers an array of individualized treatments and specialized programs.

Licensed to operate 78 beds, and the only provider of inpatient adolescent services in the region, Vermilion is able to effectively treat a wide range of behavioral health conditions by using therapeutic techniques and specialized programs that meet the needs of our patients.

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