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Recovery Support Technician - In Patient Units & Screening (F/T, PRN)

at New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee

Posted: 9/30/2019
Job Reference #: 1180922
Keywords: patient

Job Description

  • Mental Health
  • Fort Pierce, FL, USA
  • Other


To assist in the observation, supervision, and monitoring of clients.



High School Diploma or equivalent; ability to follow oral and written instructions.  Must have a valid Florida Driver's License with 6 points or less in the last 5 years.  CNA or one year's experience with direct patient care preferred.



Must be in good physical condition with no restrictions of movement. 
Must be able to apply Therapeutic non-violent crisis intervention without limitations.


1.0 Assists in daily course of treatment for new and existing clients, observation, and referral of clients presenting for services.  For ASU, CCSU, and TGH takes direction from charge nurse and for Screening takes direction from the Screener.
1.1 Vital signs are taken and recorded according to facility protocol and procedure.
1.2 All clients on special precautions (close observation and 1:1) are monitored according to facility protocol and procedure.
1.3 Recognizes signs of aggressive behavior and responds promptly to crisis situations. 
1.4 Appropriately utilizes verbal and physical intervention non-violent crisis intervention techniques to redirect and prompt clients to safe and appropriate behavior. 
1.5 Completes all shift duties as assigned in an efficient manner and meets all time requirements (15 minutes checks, routine checks, or searches, etc).
1.6 Places clients in seclusion and or restraints in accordance with unit protocol and procedure as a last resort.
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.
2.5 Must be awake and alert at all times

2.6 While working on any in-patient unit, the employee must follow the directive of the person in charge.
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. 
3.2 All entries made in the client's medical record are in correct sequence and according to protocol and procedure. 
3.3 Close observation check lists are completed in a timely and accurate manner and according to protocol and procedure.
3.4 Documentation is neat, legible, and in accordance with accepted charting standards. 

4.0 Provides assistance for clients who present for services. 
4.1 New charts are assembled properly.
4.2 Check for completeness of paperwork.
4.3 Obtains as much general information from the client and family as possible. 
4.4 Client orientation to facility is completed in a timely manner according to protocol and procedure.
4.5 Valuables are secured and recorded according to protocol and procedure.
4.6 Client's belongings are checked according to protocol and procedure.
4.7 Client rights and responsibilities are effectively communicated upon admission.
5.0 Transports clients to and from area hospitals for medical clearance, and to other facilities for placement. 
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.