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Recovery Support Technician (PRN)

Location:Fort Pierce, FL
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Mental Health
Description:To assist in the observation, supervision and monitoring of clients in residence.
Duties:1.0 Assist in the daily course of treatment for new and existing clients under the direction of the Charge Nurse.
1.1 Vital signs are taken and recorded according to unit protocol and procedure.
1.2 All clients on special precautions (close observation and 1:1) are monitored according to unit protocol and procedure.
1.3 Recognizes signs of aggressive behavior and appropriately utilizes verbal and physical intervention techniques (NAPPI) to re-direct and prompt clients to safe and appropriate behavior.
1.4 Completes all shift duties as assigned by Charge Nurse in an efficient manner and meets all time requirements (15 minute checks, routine checks, room searches etc.)
1.5 Assists clients requiring special needs (total or partial hygiene, meals, bed making).
1.6 Places clients in seclusion and/or restraints in accordance with unit protocol and procedure.

2.0 Guides and participates in client therapeutic milieu.
2.1 Readily develops and establishes therapeutic relationships with clients.
2.2 Effectively interacts with client's family and significant others.
2.3 Is familiar with assigned clients' individual treatment plan goals and assists and encourages clients in implementing and carrying out appropriate aspects of the plan.
2.4 Maintains an atmosphere of dignity and respect in all interactions.

3.0 Prepares written documentation and record keeping for assigned clients.
3.1 Chart entries are factual and concise and documented using the PIP format as appropriate.
3.2 All entries made in the client's medical record are in correct sequence and according to unit protocol and procedure.
3.3 Close observation, hourly location and seclusion and restraint checklists are completed in a timely and accurate manner and according to unit protocol and procedure.
3.4 Documentation is neat, legible and in accordance with accepted charting standards.

4.0 Provides assistance to charge nurse with new admissions to unit.
4.1 Client orientation to unit is completed in a timely manner according to protocol and procedure.
4.2 Valuables are secured and recorded according to unit protocol and procedure.
4.3 Client's person and belongings are checked according to unit protocol and procedure.
4.4 Client rights and responsibilities are effectively communicated upon admission.

5.0 Accompanies and/or transports clients to and from special procedures outside the Agency and to other facilities.
5.1 Verbalizes, understands and adheres to Agency safety practices and transportation policy and procedures.
5.2 Maintains current driver's license.

6.0 Performs other duties as requested.
6.1 Miscellaneous duties are performed according to instruction.
Qualifications:High School Diploma or equivalent. CNA or 1 year's experience with direct patient care preferred. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Must have a valid Florida Driver's License with 6 points or less in the last 3 years.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Must be in good physical condition with no restrictions of movement.
Must be able to apply Therapeutic Effective Aggression Management (TEAM) Techniques without limitations.


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