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Care for individuals with mental or emotional conditions or disabilities, following the instructions of physicians or other health practitioners. Monitor patients' physical and emotional well-being and report to medical staff. May participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs, help with personal hygiene, and administer oral or injectable medications.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 29-2053.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 35,870.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 17.00
- Currently, there are 61,720 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Psychiatric Technicians”.
Also Known As…
- Psychiatric Technicians
- Residential Aide (RA)
- Psychiatric Technician (PT)
- Mental Health Worker
- Mental Health Technician (MHT)
- Mental Health Specialist
- Mental Health Associate
- Mental Health Assistant (MHA)
- Licensed Psychiatric Technician (LPT)
- Health Care Technician
- Behavioral Health Technician
- Support Team Member (STM)
- Psychology Associate
- Psychiatric Technician (Psych Tech)
- Patient Care Specialist
- Milieu Therapist
- Direct Care Worker (DCW)
Tasks for “Mental Health Worker”
- Train or instruct new employees on procedures to follow with psychiatric patients.
- Issue medications from dispensary and maintain records in accordance with specified procedures.
- Monitor patients' physical and emotional well-being and report unusual behavior or physical ailments to medical staff.
- Provide nursing, psychiatric, or personal care to mentally ill, emotionally disturbed, or mentally retarded patients.
- Contact patients' relatives to arrange family conferences.
- Collaborate with or assist doctors, psychologists, or rehabilitation therapists in working with mentally ill, emotionally disturbed, or developmentally disabled patients to treat, rehabilitate, and return patients to the community.
- Escort patients to medical appointments.
- Aid patients in performing tasks, such as bathing or keeping beds, clothing, or living areas clean.
- Develop or teach strategies to promote client wellness and independence.
- Observe and influence patients' behavior, communicating and interacting with them and teaching, counseling, or befriending them.
- Lead prescribed individual or group therapy sessions as part of specific therapeutic procedures.
- Administer oral medications or hypodermic injections, following physician's prescriptions and hospital procedures.
- Restrain violent, potentially violent, or suicidal patients by verbal or physical means as required.
- Take and record measures of patients' physical condition, using devices such as thermometers or blood pressure gauges.
- Encourage patients to develop work skills and to participate in social, recreational, or other therapeutic activities that enhance interpersonal skills or develop social relationships.
- Interview new patients to complete admission forms, to assess their mental health status, or to obtain their mental health and treatment history.
Related Technology & Tools
- Electronic patient thermometers
- Heat therapy equipment
- Hazardous material spill kits
- Blood pressure cuffs
- Emergency carts
- Evacuated blood collection tubes
- Oxygen carts
- Hospital beds
- Nasogastric tubes
- Intermittent positive pressure breathing IPPB devices
- Enema equipment
- Notebook computers
- Traction equipment
- Blood drawing syringes
- Tablet computers
- Hypodermic syringes
- Mechanical stethoscopes
- Oxygen administration equipment
- Suction machines
- Personal computers
- Safety gloves
- Tuberculin TB skin test equipment
- Patient restraints
- Cold therapy equipment
- Urinary catheters
- Bag valve mask BVM resuscitators
- Desktop computers
- Surgical masks
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- Microsoft Office
- Cerner ProFile
- GE Healthcare Centricity EMR
- Epic EpicCare Inpatient Clinical System
- Microsoft Excel
- InfoLogix HealthTrax Engine
- ADL Data Systems OptimumClinicals Electronic Health Record
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