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Mental Health Technician PT BENEFITS ELIGIBLE Child Services 3rd Shift (11:30PM-7:30AM)

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Mental Health Technician PT BENEFITS ELIGIBLE Child Services 3rd Shift (11:30PM-7:30AM)

Job Code:  242921
Facility: Ridge Behavioral Health System
Location: LEXINGTON, KY US Southern
Region: Southern
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Part Time
Job Level:  Entry Level
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health
Category: Allied Health
FTE: .5
Position Summary:

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) knows what it takes to lead, inspire and succeed. One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, UHS owns and operates through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

UHS built an impressive record of achievement and performance, steadily growing from a startup company with zero revenue into a Fortune 500 corporation with annual revenue that exceeds $8 billion. The company's operating philosophy has proven to be effective: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, then invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive and become a dominant healthcare provider in its community.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS ranks on the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations with over 74,000 employees, and is consistently listed among Fortune's "Most Admired Companies” and one of the 30 Most Meaningful Companies To Work For in America by Business Insider.

The Ridge Behavioral Health System is seeking a dynamic and talented Mental Health Technician for the Youth Psychiatric Services Unit.

Located in Lexington, KY, the heart of the Bluegrass, The Ridge Behavioral Health System offers a healing environment that is reassuring to a patients’ sense of security and confidentiality. Dedicated to excellence, The Ridge Behavioral Health System is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, as a licensed, 110-bed hospital, providing psychiatric (mental health) and chemical dependency (drug & alcohol rehabilitation) services to children, adolescents and adults. Inpatient care is provided on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week. Outpatient and partial hospitalization services are provided on a six-day per week basis, days and evenings. Care is provided according to an established code of ethical conduct and strict adherence to patient rights. The Ridge Behavioral Health System is owned and operated by Universal Health Services.

The Mental Health Technician provides routine non-acute physical care, for the patient, as well as, educational groups based on needs identified in the Master Treatment Plan.

Essential Responsibilities Include, But Not Limited To:

  • Effectively establishes rapport with patients and families by adhering to the therapeutic boundaries policy.
  • Adheres to the unit’s program philosophy and schedule. 
  • Provides clear and correct information to callers, visitors, and coworkers.
  • Completes assignments such as: chart filing, compiling chart binder, and maintaining chart order.
  • Models assertive and respectful behavior.
  • Ensures regular attendance & participation in program activities.
  • Orients new admissions to the unit, rules, schedule, and level system.
  • Consistently shares observations regarding specific behaviors, milieu concerns, & other relevant factors with other unit staff.
  • Facilitates group activities tailored to the appropriate topic, age, and level of understanding as approved by the Program Coordinator.
  • Assists with activities of daily living (ADL) as assigned.
  • Ensures patients are consistently monitored in the proper location for the duration of activities.
  • High risk behavior precautions are followed as per facility policy.
  • Supports the enhancement of a patient’s self-esteem and responds in a therapeutic manner.
  • Withdrawal checks are performed as ordered and documented accurately.
  • Assists with vital signs as assigned; demonstrates correct procedures; reports findings to the nurse.
  • Follows proper NCI de-escalation techniques when handling crisis situations.
  • Documents group education notes accurately, legible, & reflect accurate information and adhere to documentation protocols and policies.
  • Progress notes are current, complete, legible, and reflect accurate objective information and adhere to documentation protocols and policies.
  • Participates in shift report and accurately reports patient behaviors.
  • Documents significant developments &/or changes in a patient’s behavior or condition promptly to the nurse and other team members as necessary. 




• High School Diploma or GED required
• Some college course work preferred
• Experience may be accepted in lieu of college course work.
• NCI (nonviolent crisis intervention) required. This training also offered upon hire.
Other Skills
• Must demonstrate basic knowledge of emotional and mental health and disease concepts including the disease of addiction.
• Must have clear communication / interaction skills and demonstrate competency in facilitating psycho-education groups

This opportunity provides the following:
• Challenging and rewarding work environment.
• Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries.
• Competitive Compensation.
• Generous Paid Time Off.
• Paid Training.


The Ridge Behavioral Health Systems, a subsidiary of UHS, is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.  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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