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Mental Health Technician - FT

Universal Health Services


Location:
SACRAMENTO, CA
Date:
09/21/2017
2017-09-212017-10-21
Job Code:
242704
Categories:
  • Healthcare
  • Behavioral Health
  • Clinical Specialist
  • Geriatrics
  • Home Health
  • Long Term Care
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Nurse Practitioner
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Mental Health Technician - FT

Job Code:  242704
Facility: Sierra Vista Hospital
Location: SACRAMENTO, CA US Western
Region: Western
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Entry Level
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health
 
Category: Allied Health,Nursing
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:
Founded in 1979 by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alan B. Miller, Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) is one of the largest and most respected hospital management companies in the nation. For nearly 40 years, UHS and our affiliates have focused on meeting our patients’ healthcare needs across the hundreds of local communities we call home. The company operates through its facilities more than 240 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the US, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. In 2015, our 70,000 dedicated and talented employees treated more than 2.5 million people with dignity and respect. Sierra Vista Hospital, a 171-bed psychiatric care facility located in south Sacramento, is a full-service mental health facility and a center of support for patients and their families. Since 1986, we have offered our clinical expertise to those suffering from emotional, behavioral and addiction problems. We currently have a Mental Health Technician position available. Responsibilities include providing continuous patient care, supervision, interaction, and role modeling to patients. Our patient population ranges from adolescent through geriatrics. Mental Health Technicians work under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Medical Assistants and CNA's are encouraged to apply.
 
Requirements
Education: High School Degree or equivalent; or 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 understanding of mental illness, preferred. Additional Requirements: CPR certification required. Successful completion of the hospital’s designated behavioral and physical management training program or equivalent including de-escalation and appropriate use of seclusion and restraint required prior to assisting in the procedures. May be required to work overtime and flexible hours.


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