Mental Health Technician (MHT)

Quick Apply Full-time Contract 1 hour ago Full Job Description Job Title: Mental Health Technician Locations: Chicago, IL 60644 Brookline, MA 02446 Phoenix, AZ 85027 Duration: 3 Months Duties: The Mental Health Specialist provides direct patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse. Primary responsibilities include the provision of a safe and therapeutic milieu, crisis intervention and activities of daily living. The Essential Job Functions are defined as the fundamental job-related duties that are necessary to the position. An employee is deemed qualified for this position if he or she can perform the following duties with or without accommodations: Perform all crisis intervention techniques (verbal and physical) and respond to code situations Monitor and ensure patient safety at all times via continuous Q15 minute rounding Ability to therapeutically communicate with patients Positive therapeutic relationships and interventions with patients 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. Physical Demands: Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Physical agility to manage patients during physical interventions. Push, pull and lift up to 40 pounds. Intermittent sitting; prolonged standing, walking, bending and stooping. Ability to perform visual and auditory observation of patients. Drug and alcohol free as evidenced by negative results of post-offer, pre-employment urine drug screen. Qualifications required: Education: High School diploma or GED required accompanied with 5+ years of related psychiatric experience preferred. Associates Degree accepted along with comparable experience preferred. Experience: One-year experience working within the mental health field, or an equivalent amount of college accredited school work or internship experience strongly preferred. Regards, Gloria Job Types: Full-time, Contract Medical Specialty: Psychiatry Schedule: 8 hour shift Day shift Monday to Friday Night shift Weekends Experience: Mental Health Technician: 3 years (Preferred) Mental health / Psychiatric health: 3 years (Preferred) Full Time Opportunity: No Work Location: One location Work Remotely: No Quick Apply

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