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State of Washington Classified Job Specification

MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN 5

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MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN 5
347P
Category: Social Services

Definition

Within a psychiatric treatment facility, performs administrative/liaison functions for a unit or shift as the primary assistant to a Registered Nurse 4. 

Typical Work

Organizes and prioritizes administrative activities assigned by the Registered Nurse 4;

 

Represents the Registered Nurse 4 on task force committees;

 

Works with personnel in tracking due dates for performance appraisals;

 

Reviews and prioritizes work order requests;

 

Reviews reports for accuracy and completeness;

 

Monitors policy updates, communicates revisions;

 

Assists in scheduling and coordinating program activities with other support services;

 

Liaison between Registered Nurse 4 and personnel;

 

Works with the Mental Health Technician 3 in resolving problems related to nonclinical ward management activities;

 

Provides direct care services on a ward in emergency situations;

 

Coordinates out-of-hospital appointments for patients as assigned;

 

Communicates with staff regarding appropriate clinical decisions, as assigned by Registered Nurse 4;

 

Assists Registered Nurse 4 in coordinating and scheduling nursing personnel;

 

Monitors and revises unit staffing patterns (master schedule to reflect ongoing revisions);

 

Documents and maintains records of in-service participation by unit staff;

 

Performs other related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Two years of experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse 4 and possession of a current Washington State license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. 

 

OR

 

Two years of experience as a Mental Health Technician 3. 

 

Registration as a nursing assistant is required.

Class Specification History

New class:  5-28-86

Revised definition:  8-15-86

Class code change (formerly 3887):  11-14-86

Revised definition:  3-14-89

Revised minimum qualifications:  9-9-94

Revised minimum qualifications:  4-21-00

New class code:  (formerly  56740)  effective July 1, 2007

(08/14/2008) General revision in desirable qualifications and typical work, reflecting current job titles.

Salary adjustment and revisions to the definition: adopted June 30, 2017 effective July 1, 2017.

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