Mental Health Technician

Universal Health Services Lawrenceville , GA 30046

Posted 2 weeks ago

Responsibilities

SummitRidge Hospital -is a place for Healing and Hope! Our acute care psychiatric hospital is in Lawrenceville (about 25 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta). We provide psychiatric and substance use disorder treatment to adolescents, adults, and seniors, in addition to partial hospitalization and other outpatient programs (includes a location in Athens). Due to continued growth, we are currently searching for an experienced Mental Health Technician (MHT) with recent behavioral health experience. The Mental Health Technician carry out a variety of direct and indirect nursing patient care activities and tasks which support the maintenance of the therapeutic milieu.

What Role Will You Play?

The Mental Health Technician (MHT) will assist with admission of patients to the unit. Search patient belongings upon admission and collects those items of potential self-harm per unit policy. Orient patient to unit environment as appropriate to patient's condition. Ensure that patients have all personal belongings and escorts patients safely out of Hospital at time of discharge. Render quality patient care as evidenced by proficient completion of: -Taking and recording vital signs

  • Measuring and recording intake and output

  • Weighing patients

  • Keeping information boards current regarding patient observation levels, lithium levels, lab tests, etc.

  • Observes assigned patients for the ordered observation level and reports any changes in condition, i.e., changes in vital signs, emotional status, color, urinary output, etc., to the assigned nurse, records appropriate information in patient's charts.

  • Actively participates in unit milieu program by facilitating/co-facilitating patient groups and by assisting patients in structured activities (recreational and/or educational). Maintains a safe environment for patients and staff and is knowledgeable about policies & procedures regarding:

  • Medical emergencies, fire plan, disaster plans, and non-medical emergencies.

What Happens Next?

1st complete the online application and submit your resume; our Nursing Team will review your qualifications and experience. If we are interested in scheduling an interview, someone will give you a call. You may log back on to this website to check the status of your application within 5 business days.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS or BA degree in psychology, social work or related field with one year inpatient experience in mental health OR

  • Three (3) years experience in mental health care/social service may be substituted for or considered in lieu of degree.

  • Skilled in effective verbal and written communications, interviewing, and counseling

EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.

Notice

At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: https://uhs.alertline.com or 1-800-852-3449.

SummitRidge Hospital: A Place for Healing and Hope!

For more information on our hospital, follow us on online:

website: https://summitridgehospital.net/

https://www.facebook.com/SummitridgeHospital/

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