The Mental Health Technician is a key player in the delivery of care based on the Recovery Model. The mental health technician works under the direction of a registered nurse to provide direct patient care.
The technician is responsible for supervising, interacting, assisting, and supporting specific age groups of psychiatric patients. The technician in this role helps maintain therapeutic relationships and lives the values to promote a positive therapeutic environment and patient experience. The Technician assists in the implementation of recovery plans.
The incumbent is responsible for routine and assigned tasks and helping the nursing staff with patient care activities. The person in this position works under general supervision, is responsible for various shifts, may be subject to over 40 hours per week and/or callback as required, and may also be required to remain on campus immediately before, during, and after severe weather and/or disasters.
High School Diploma or General Education Degree required. Bachelors Degree preferred.
One year experience in psychiatric care or healthcare related position OR currently enrolled in college level courses related to nursing, psychology or healthcare related field.
BLS through American Heart Association. Non-violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) obtained during Orientation.
Possess good interpersonal skills. Excellent communication skills orally and written.
Baptist Health Care