State of Washington Classified Job Specification
MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN 5
Within a psychiatric treatment facility, performs administrative/liaison functions for a unit or shift as the primary assistant to a Registered Nurse 4.
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.
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.
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.
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.