Mental Health Technician Sitters Full Time Days (Rotating Weekends)

Mental Health Technician Sitters
Full Time Days(Rotating Weekends)
Palms West Hospital
Loxahatchee, FL

Facility Description:

At Palms West Hospital, we're celebrating 27 years of excellence in healthcare. Our state-of-the-art, 204-bed facility offers top-quality care in every category from preventative programs to elective, major and emergency surgery. What truly differentiates Palms West from the rest, are our people, a team of dedicated healthcare professionals who understand that a hospital stay can be an especially trying period for a family and who do everything they can to make the experience less stressful. Palms West has established a position of medical leadership by listening to the needs of people in our community and responding with compassionate, quality health care and innovative new services that meet those needs.
Located on a spacious 94-acre campus in Palm Beach County, the surrounding areas are: Wellington, which is a community known for its abundant parks, quality schools, attractive neighborhoods and equestrian interests. Royal Palm Beach, is 10 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean and is located in the central part of Palm Beach County which is in the Southeastern part of the State. Loxahatchee located in Palm Beach County Florida is known for its large acreage parcels, new homes, and equestrian community
Palms West Hospital is a member of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, Hospital Corporation of America. HCA Ranks on Fortune's list of Most Admired Companies for three consecutive years. In addition, HCA has also been named one of Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies for consecutive years. Join our tradition of excellence!

We offer a generous compensation package for Full-time and Part-time including: vacation, 401k, and Medical Insurance.

Job Description includes but is not limited to:

  • Explains rights to patients upon admission
  • Observes patients for extrapyramidal symptoms and communicates changes in patient condition to Unit Leader
  • Practices therapeutic intervention to regain and improve patient's coping abilities
  • Monitors the tone of the patient and keeps the treatment team aware of potentially dangerous situations
  • Prepares patient room by removing any items that may be harmful or cause harm
  • Documents and secures items which pose potential danger to patients
  • Supports safety of patients by checking belongings brought to the hospital
  • Searches patient rooms and belongings as indicated
  • Assists in diagnostic procedures by being aware of scheduled tests and necessary preparation
  • Actively participates in therapy program by co-facilitating therapy, activity and small groups

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Associates preferred
  • Minimum 1 year healthcare experience
  • Prefer experience in a psychiatric setting
  • Certified Behavioral Health Tech (CBHT) or Mental Health Technician (MHT) preferred
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) required

Company Description:

At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA.

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