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Mental Health Technician (Nights)

Universal Health Services

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  • Behavioral Health
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Psychiatric
  • Rehabilitation
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Mental Health Technician (Nights)

Job Code:  243385
Facility: Glen Oaks Hospital
Location: GREENVILLE, TX US United States
Region: United States
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health
Category: Healthcare - Rehabilitation
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the largest and most respected health care management companies in the USA. Founded in 1978, UHS has more than 65,000 employees, operating through its subsidiaries of acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers. 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.

Glen Oaks Hospital is a 54-bed private hospital located in the relaxed setting of Greenville, Texas. We have been a leader in the field of mental health and chemical dependency care and our professionals are committed to providing the highest quality of care in an atmosphere that nurtures healing and growth since opening in 1987. Our greatest asset is our staff, comprised of psychiatrists, professional nurses, social workers and therapists. Together members from these disciplines work as a treatment team to uphold our reputation of excellence in mental health and chemical dependency treatment.

Glen Oaks Hospital offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, 401K with matching, voluntary supplemental benefits, tuition reimbursement, and paid time off for part time and full time employees.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Mental Health Technician (MHT) provides direct patient care services and management of patients as prescribed by the physician and nursing staff. A successful MHT assures patient safety, environmental safety and manages patient behavior. While performing specific duties, the MHT is responsible for providing continuous patient care, observation, interaction, and role modeling to patients under the supervision of the RN. The MHT must provide appropriate crisis intervention as necessary by anticipating and responding quickly to escalating behaviors, utilizing de-escalation techniques to diffuse volatile situations, correctly prioritizing safety concerns, following proper restraint technique guidelines, and displaying neutral emotions. Documentation must also occur when providing 15-minute rounds. Escorts patients to mealtime, outdoor/indoor recreation and educational activities and participates in their supervision instruction as needed. The MHT assists in the patient discharge process ensuring that patients have all personal belongings and completing required paperwork.


Education:  High School Diploma or GED required.

Experience: One year of related experience preferred, with a knowledge of psychiatric patient care techniques with understanding of mental illness.

Licensure: Must maintain a valid driver's license in the applicable state.

Additional Requirements: Successful completion of CPR and Handle with Care certification. Certifications may be obtained during orientation. May be required to work overtime and flexible hours.

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