Mental/Behavioral Health Technician (Prn; Day And Night Shifts; 7:00-7:00)

Universal Health Services El Paso , TX 79910

Posted 1 week ago

El Paso Behavioral Health System is a private 163-bed psychiatric hospital located in El Paso, Texas, specializing in mental health and chemical dependency care. We provide a wide range of services and programs that offer evidence-based treatment proven to have positive outcomes for our patients. Our inpatient and day hospital, or outpatient, services offer supportive and compassionate care through specialty programs that are tailored to meet the needs of our patients.

El Paso Behavioral Health System is currently looking for a Mental Health Technician. The candidate selected will be responsible for the following:

The Mental Health Technician (MHT) functions as an active part of the treatment team, providing continuous patient care, supervision, interaction, and role modeling to patients ranging in age from five years of age through geriatrics depending on which unit worked. MHTs work under the direction of a Registered Nurse.

Job Requirements

The following are the job requirements for the Mental Health Technician position:

Education: High School Degree or equivalent; or Certified Nursing Assistant preferred; Degree from an accredited college or university in social work, recreational therapy, or appropriate therapeutic discipline.

Experience: Two (2) years of related experience, with knowledge of psychiatric patient care techniques with an understanding of mental illness, preferred.

Additional Requirements:
Successful completion of Handle With Care Training within 90 days of employment and prior to assisting with restraining procedures.

May be required to work overtime, holidays and weekends, and flexible hours. Must have current CPR Certification.

ABOUT US: Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected healthcare management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, and ambulatory centers nationwide.

Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence, and compassion.

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails.

All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

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Mental/Behavioral Health Technician (Prn; Day And Night Shifts; 7:00-7:00)

Universal Health Services