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Mental Health Techn - PRN

Universal Health Services


Location:
SHIPPENSBURG, PA
Date:
09/21/2017
2017-09-212017-10-21
Job Code:
214374
Categories:
  • Healthcare
  • Behavioral Health
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Per Diem
  • Psychiatric
  • Rehabilitation
  • Nurse Practitioner
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Mental Health Techn - PRN

Job Code:  214374
Facility: Roxbury
Location: SHIPPENSBURG, PA US
Region:
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Skills:  
Category: Healthcare - Rehabilitation
FTE: .01
Position Summary:

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation’s largest and most respected health care 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.

Roxbury Treatment Center is a private 112-bed sub-acute detoxification/rehabilitation and psychiatric center located at the foothills of the scenic Blue Mountains. In our 60-bed chemical dependency unit, detoxification is conducted under close medical supervision. This unit includes our Military Initiative Program designed to treat active military personnel dealith with chemical dependency and mental health issues. The team of physicians and our around-the-clock nursing staff provide the needed assessment and care. The Recovery Program offers a professional approach to the treatment of chemical dependencies. Our treatment team includes Certified Addictions Counselors, Masters and Bachelors level clinicians, and nurses.


Roxbury also has an acute psychiatric unit treating individuals with mental illnesses who need short-term hospitalization. This program specializes in treating adult patients who are suffering from co-occurring disorders; mental illness and substance use/abuse issues. Staffed with mental health techs and nurses around the clock, our Chief Medical Officer and psychiatrists oversee this cutting edge psychiatric treatment program.

An acute psychiatric unit treating adolescents between the ages of 13 - 17 is currently in operation at Roxbury Treatment Center. Staffed with mental health techs and nurses around the clock, our Chief Medical Officer and psychiatrists oversee this cutting edge psychiatric treatment program helping teens deal with mental illness and co-occurring disorders.

Roxbury is currently recruiting Mental Health Techs to work on the acute psychiatric units on an as needed basis.  The Mental Health Technician provides direct patient care under the supervision of the Nurse Manager or registered nurse. Primary responsibilities include the provision of a safe and therapeutic milieu, crisis intervention and activities of daily living.

Education And Experience:
High School Diploma required. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in Psychology or other related field or Licensed nurse/CNA with a minimum of one year experience in a behavioral healthcare environment or equivalent experience preferred.

Licenses / Certifications: Must have a valid driver’s license and safe driving record.

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.

 

Roxbury Treatment Center currently has a Per Diem Mental Health Technician position available.

 
Requirements

Education And Experience:
High School Diploma required. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in Psychology or other related field or Licensed nurse/CNA with a minimum of one year experience in a behavioral healthcare environment or equivalent experience preferred.

Licenses / Certifications: Must have a valid driver’s license and safe driving record.

Environmental Conditions:
Exposure to psychiatric patients who may exhibit violent/aggressive behavior. Potential for exposure to communicable diseases, blood/body fluids and other hazardous waste. General hospital environment.



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