Sir and/or Madam: I would like to submit my resume (copy enclosed) for your consideration for a position as a Mental Health Tech with your organization. I have been working as a Mental Health Tech for Two Rivers Behavioral Health Services for the past nine, almost, ten years. I enjoy working for an organization that values teamwork, diversity, and providing exceptional patient care. While I enjoy working in the field of mental health, I am committed to broadening my clinical skills and gaining hands on experience with the latest medical innovations, and continuing to gain knowledge of the diverse patient populations that I hope to serve. Thank you in advance for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Please feel free to contact me at (816)786-4178, at your earliest convenience to schedule an interview. I will call one week from today to confirm that you have received this letter along with my resume, and to discuss positions currently available with your organization. I look forward to meeting you in person to discuss what position would be best suited for me to contribute to the professional healthcare team at your facility. Best regards, Nicole A. Shepherd Encls: I enjoy working with clients, and other members of the interdisciplinary health care team in providing safe, competent, patient centered care. I am a responsible decision maker, and a seasoned professional. I want to continue my health care career in a fast-paced, diverse environment, where I can utilize the critical thinking and clinical skills that I have already acquired, and build a solid foundation in caring for patients with medically complex illnesses. I am seeking a medical position with a progressive company where my skills, leadership abilities, and present opportunities for advancement.
CPR/First Aid certified
Feeding assistance expert
Dementia and Alzheimer's knowledge
Companionship and emotional support
Efficient and reliable team player
Committed team player
Mental Health Technician, 02/2004 to 02/2014 Two Rivers Behavioral Health Systems – Kansas City, MO
Home Care Provider, 01/2002 to 01/2003 Johnson Coumty Developmental Services – 10501 Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS
I am responsible for providing direct patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse.
Primary responsibilities that include the provision of a safe and therapeutic milieu, crisis intervention, and assist in activities of daily living.
Johnson County Developmental Support- Home Care Provider 319-492-6161.
Providing direct care to client's with developmental disabilities with emphasis on maintaining a safe living environment, meeting the specialized needs of each client by adhering to the person centered care plan, proper administration of medications as ordered by the client's physician, and providing encouragement and direction to clients with compassion and care.
Additional responsibilities included, providing transportation, cooking meals, cleaning, monitoring and charting vitals, and monitoring clients for any change in condition.
Mental Health Technician, 01/2002 to 01/2003 KU Medical Center – Kansas City, KS
Behavioral Health Technician, 01/2001 to 01/2002 Crittenton Behavioral Health – Kansas City, MO
Direct Care Staff, 01/2000 to 01/2002 Nova Center Incorporated – Grandview, MO
Mental Health Technician, 02/2014 to Current Research Medical Center-7West Adult BHU – 2316 East Meyer Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64132
Maintained accurate records of patient care, condition, progress and concerns.
Monitored vital signs, such as blood pressure and pulse.
Responded appropriately to the physical, emotional and developmental needs of patients.
Tested and recorded blood glucose levels.
Assisted patients with bathing, oral hygiene, grooming, feeding and elimination.
Helped patients move in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs and automobiles.
Maintained a clean, healthy and safe environment.
Assisted with patient transfer and ambulation.
Performed clerical duties, such as word processing, data entry, answering phones and filing.
Maintained sanitary residents' and program rooms.
Followed safe lifting techniques and individual resident lifting instructions.
Answered patient calls for care and feeding.
Documents objective data and routine aspects of patient care.
Reported any unusual circumstances in the patients' condition or environment.
Collects patient specimens and data, including vital signs, input/output and other delegated measurements.
Provided a comforting and soothing environment.
Answered call lights and aided in patient comfort and safety by adjusting beds, lights, bed rails, pillows, patients' clothing and bedside tables/equipment.
Performed direct patient care aimed at increasing comfort, psycho, social and spiritual well-being by providing assistance with personal hygiene, physical comfort, nutrition, elimination, prevention of skin breakdown, rehabilitation and safety.
High School Diploma: May, 1991 Bowling Green R-1 High School - Bowling Green, MO General Education Classes