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Jessica Claire
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Summary

Compassionate Mental Health Tech with an understanding of empathy and proactive care. Over 14 years of experience in the field of behavioral analysis. Proficient in implementing specialized programs for individuals with intellectual, mental, emotional and developmental disabilities. Caring and well-organized with outstanding interpersonal, communication and social skills. Specialties include Autism and PTSD in veterans.

Skills
  • Motivating patients and work team
  • Mental health support
  • Crisis intervention
  • Problem resolution
  • Training & Development
  • Verbal Jitsu certified
  • Work ethic
Experience
04/2007 to 01/2016
Licensed Psychiatric Technician Merakey Newburgh, NY,
  • Intervened in cases that warranted it, including when clients wished to leave facility against medical advice.
  • Effectively managed daily charting for each patient.
  • Handled various patient-oriented duties, including vital sign monitoring, medication administration and patient behavior assessments.
  • Communicated with patients regarding continuing care and medications and discussed treatment plans with family members and guardians.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others.
  • Administered psychotropic drugs and other medications, adhering to medication schedules and making adjustments commensurate with patients' condition and response.
  • Conducted 15-minute and unscheduled checks on patients, immediately responding to hazardous incidents or crises to maintain safe milieu.
  • Accurately documented all observations, interventions, and concerns in patient charts and electronic systems, sustaining continuum of care from admission through to discharge.
  • Applied modalities for therapeutic interventions.
  • Responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose.
  • Administered medication to at-risk patients to assist individualized treatment plans.
  • Consulted with psychiatrists about client medication changes, issues with medicine compliance and efficacy of medications.
  • Observed patients during treatments to compile and evaluate data on responses and progress, providing results to physical therapists.
  • Resolved interpersonal conflicts by listening, finding common ground and building relationships.
  • Collaborated closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services.
  • Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills.
  • Responded to emergency situations and provided crisis support.
  • Partnered with teachers to outline therapy goals and monitor progress against objectives, including active participation in CSE meetings.
  • Recognized by management for providing exceptional patient care.
  • Facilitated functional life skills development in students with autism through explicit instruction and repetition to entrench skills.
  • Encouraged student empathy of others to build confidence and improve self-image.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Developed IEP to leverage developmental practices and educational theories to achieve educational objectives.
  • Worked with students with specialized needs to accomplish tasks and build practical skills.
  • Fostered positive and trusting relationships with patients to increase engagement.
06/2009 to 08/2012
Licensed Psychiatric Technician Merakey Phoenixville, PA,
  • Counseled patients, discussed substance use and worked closely with individuals to identify positive and healthy life choices.
  • Cultivated relationships with patients, discussing ways to help improve overall health while alleviating self-harm practices.
  • Intervened in cases that warranted it, including when clients wished to leave facility against medical advice.
  • Effectively managed daily charting for each patient.
  • Delivered counseling services, including one-on-one, group therapy.
  • Communicated with patients regarding continuing care and medications and discussed treatment plans with family members and guardians.
  • Motivated and encouraged patients to communicate more openly and constructively with each other.
  • Provided cognitive-based therapy to assist with challenge and crisis resolution.
  • Monitored behavior in individual and group sessions and intervened when necessary.
  • Evaluated patient behavior, moods and other responses to determine correct diagnosis and devise treatment plans.
  • Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills.
  • Provided counseling for relapse prevention, social issues and mental health problems.
  • Performed counseling interventions to address issues through conflict resolution and situational adjustment to depression, anxiety, PTSD and physical or substance abuse.
02/2004 to 04/2007
CNA Five Points Healthcare Ponte Vedra, FL,
  • Conducted routine checks on standard patient vitals, including blood pressure, blood sugar and heart rate.
  • Fostered relationships with patients, caregivers and healthcare teams to achieve individual care plan targets.
  • Maintained accurate, timely flow of information by completing thorough patient records and updating healthcare team on patient status.
  • Used mobility devices to transport patients.
  • Supported diagnostic and treatment procedures, including setting up and operating specialized medical equipment.
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Collected specimens, monitored vitals and maximized patient comfort to maintain optimal environment.
  • Managed and maintained patient rooms, shared-living areas and nursing stations.
  • Consulted with nurses to develop patient care plans and evaluate treatment options.
  • Facilitated activities of daily living, including personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
  • Examined and addressed lacerations, contusions and physical symptoms to assess and prioritize need for further attention.
  • Administered medications and educated patients and families on correct at-home administration.
  • Documented information in patient charts and communicated status updates to interdisciplinary care team.
Education and Training
Expected in
:
Pueblo Community College - Pueblo, CO
GPA:
Certifications

Licensed Psychiatric Technician

DD 00205402 Colo board of nursing

Certified Nurse Aid

NA 00718459 Colo board of nursing

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