Full Job Description
Quality healthcare is our passion, improving lives is our reward. Join us as we work to change lives and transform the delivery of healthcare.
We are currently looking for a COVID-19 Screener to join our team. This individual will start as a COVID-19 Screener in our front lobby, but will eventually transition into a Mental Health Technician or CNA role once the COVID-19 Screener position is no longer necessary.
This is a full time (1.0) position. Monday – Friday 6:30am – 3:30pm.
The COVID-19 Screener will perform temperature checks and walk through a short list of qualifying questions for all individuals entering the building. The Screener will also partner with Infection Control with concerns.
The Mental Health Technician (MHT) works under the direction of a Registered Nurse as an active participant of the treatment team, providing continuous patient care, supervision, interaction, and role modeling to patients ranging in age from adolescents through geriatrics, depending on assigned unit. MHTs facilitate structured group activities and assist with milieu management to ensure excellent patient care.
Perform temperature checks
Complete COVID-19 screening questions with all individuals entering the building
Partner with Infection Control for concerns
15 minute patient rounds
First point of contact for patients and ongoing contact thereafter with emphasis on safety
Lead community meetings and skills groups
Escort patients to/from meals and outdoor breaks, and monitor accordingly
Take vital signs
Perform electrocardiograms (EKGs) as needed and required by medical orders
Complete patient wellness checklist and chart additional information as needed
Escort visitors to see patients
Provide updates to family/friends who are authorized for such updates
Our MHT position is a great entry-level role for those interested in pursuing careers in behavioral health, psychology, social work, and other healthcare fields. MHTs will receive over two weeks of classroom and on-the-floor training upon hire. Fairfax offers MHTs a wide variety of career growth options, including administrative positions, advanced clinical roles, and management. To help our employees achieve their goals, Fairfax provides tuition reimbursement when pursuing education to further employees’ careers in psychology or the medical field.
Please apply to learn more!!
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
Must maintain a valid Washington Department of Health registration as a Nursing Assistant, which is an online application through the Department of Health (can be obtained as part of hire): https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/NursingAssistant/ApplyOnline/NursingAssistantRegistered
Successful completion of CPR, First Aid, Handle with Care, and Verbal De-Escalation Certifications, which are provided during Fairfax new hire training.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong desire to work in psychology and/or patient care
Ability to organize, work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize work, and meet deadlines
Effective verbal and written communication skills, telephone etiquette, and paging procedures
Ability to work as a team player
Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience, dedication, understanding, and good judgment
Ability to accept direction, set firm boundaries, and adhere to policies and procedures
Ability to provide respectful, compassionate care to patients and participate in all aspects of patient care management
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
Ability to stand sit or walk up to six hours, sit for up to two hours.
Ability to move frequently is required in the delivery of patient care.
Visual acuity is needed for accurate reading of patient charts and for demonstrating activities or assisting patients in activities.
Ability to spend 20% of the work day outdoors in temperatures varying form 30-100 degrees F and 80% of the work day indoors in temperatures varying from 60-85 degrees F.
Ability to occasionally push/pull wheeled carts from 200 lbs. (i.e., crash cart, EKG machine, patient on stretchers or in wheelchairs).
Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 10 lbs. (i.e. juices, charts, patient's belongings) and occasionally lift and carry up to 100 lbs. (a patient).
Ability to frequently reach above, at or below shoulder height (obtain supplies, reach in cabinets, use refrigerator), kneel, bend, stoop, turn, and twist.
Ability to frequently handle, through gross and fine manipulations, simple grasping, twisting and fingering of small objects (telephone buttons, thermometers with both hands).
Ability to see well enough to read written material and discern a variety of odors.
Ability to occasionally handle hazardous/infectious waste.
Ability to work in an environment where the noise level is frequently high; where chemicals are frequently used for cleaning; where mechanical and electrical hazards may be occasionally present; and where dust, mist and steam are frequently generated in housekeeping tasks.
Ability to work at a rapid pace and tolerate a variety of repetitive tasks.