Mental Health Technician

Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health Allentown , PA 18101

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Summary: Assists in planning and implementing individual patient care and therapeutic milieu groups to facilitate the treatment of psychiatric inpatients.

Provides direct care services to patients as necessary. Performs a variety of treatment and diagnostic procedures: EKG#s, phlebotomy, Blood sugar checks, bladder scans etc. . Minimum Requirements: Minimum of (1) year of college (credits earned), preferably in any of the following majors:

Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Special Education, Nursing, Healthcare Administration or Medicine OR 1 year of Behavioral Health experience.

Knowledge of mental health and/or substance abuse.

BLS (CPR-Health Care Provider level Course Certification) is required; may obtain within 6 months of hire date.

Must be able to maintain confidentiality of patient information and demonstrate ability to adapt readily to emergency situations. Prior to employment in Adolescent Psychiatry Unit or Psychiatric Float Pool a child abuse clearance by Department of Public Welfare and Pennsylvania State Police, DPW Form CY113 and State Police Criminal History Record will be obtained.

At least (6) months of direct care experience including individual and group counseling skills is required, preferably in an acute behavioral healthcare setting or behavioral education setting. Direct care may include but is not limited to professional, formal internship or clinical practicum experience.

Knowledge of mental health and/or substance abuse.

Possesses individual and group counseling skills. Must be able to attend and successfully complete a 6-week full-time, paid, day shift orientation.

This position has an every other weekend and every other holiday rotation.

Prior to employment in Adolescent Psychiatry Unit or Psychiatric Float Pool, child abuse clearance by Department of Public Welfare and Pennsylvania State Police must be obtained.

Applicant/employee must process DPW Form CY113 and State Police Criminal History Record (SP4-164) at their expense.

Application must be in process at time of employment.

BLS (CPR-Health Care Provider level Course Certification) is required; may obtain within 6 months of hire date.

Must be able to maintain confidentiality of patient information and demonstrate ability to adapt readily to emergency situations. Preferred Qualifications:Preferred Qualifications:

At least (1) year of direct care experience including individual and group counseling skill in an acute behavioral health care setting is preferred. Previous experience in direct care in a behavioral health setting and working knowledge of mental health technician practices is preferred.

Licensure and Certifications: Code Orange required. BLS (CPR-Health Care Provider level Course Certification is required; may obtain within 6 months of hire date.) #

Job Summary:
Assists in planning and implementing individual patient care and therapeutic milieu groups to facilitate the treatment of psychiatric inpatients.

Provides direct care services to patients as necessary. Performs a variety of treatment and diagnostic procedures: EKG's, phlebotomy, Blood sugar checks, bladder scans etc. .

Minimum Requirements: Minimum of (1) year of college (credits earned), preferably in any of the following majors:

Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Special Education, Nursing, Healthcare Administration or Medicine OR 1 year of Behavioral Health experience.

Knowledge of mental health and/or substance abuse.

BLS (CPR-Health Care Provider level Course Certification) is required; may obtain within 6 months of hire date.

Must be able to maintain confidentiality of patient information and demonstrate ability to adapt readily to emergency situations. Prior to employment in Adolescent Psychiatry Unit or Psychiatric Float Pool a child abuse clearance by Department of Public Welfare and Pennsylvania State Police, DPW Form CY113 and State Police Criminal History Record will be obtained.

At least (6) months of direct care experience including individual and group counseling skills is required, preferably in an acute behavioral healthcare setting or behavioral education setting. Direct care may include but is not limited to professional, formal internship or clinical practicum experience.

Knowledge of mental health and/or substance abuse.

Possesses individual and group counseling skills. Must be able to attend and successfully complete a 6-week full-time, paid, day shift orientation.

This position has an every other weekend and every other holiday rotation.

Prior to employment in Adolescent Psychiatry Unit or Psychiatric Float Pool, child abuse clearance by Department of Public Welfare and Pennsylvania State Police must be obtained.

Applicant/employee must process DPW Form CY113 and State Police Criminal History Record (SP4-164) at their expense.

Application must be in process at time of employment.

BLS (CPR-Health Care Provider level Course Certification) is required; may obtain within 6 months of hire date.

Must be able to maintain confidentiality of patient information and demonstrate ability to adapt readily to emergency situations.

Preferred Qualifications:Preferred Qualifications:

At least (1) year of direct care experience including individual and group counseling skill in an acute behavioral health care setting is preferred. Previous experience in direct care in a behavioral health setting and working knowledge of mental health technician practices is preferred.

Licensure and Certifications: Code Orange required. BLS (CPR-Health Care Provider level Course Certification is required; may obtain within 6 months of hire date.)



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