Community Health Systems Mental Health Technician-Behavioral Health-RFT-Night Shifts in Vicksburg, Mississippi
The Mental Health Technician functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team to assess the functional abilities, impairments, and needs of each patient and address these individually and through psycho-education groups. The Mental Health Technician leads daily educational groups focused on essential skills patients need to manage their illness as well as their social environment. The Technician documents patient participation, progress and changes in condition, contributes to the formulation of individualized plans of treatment, and performs regular assessment of patient progress to ensure maximum therapeutic benefit. Assists in chart maintenance, environment of care, patient care and transportation as needed. Works under the direction of licensed nursing staff.
One (1) year experience working with psychiatric or emotionally disturbed patients in an acute healthcare setting is strongly preferred. The Mental Health Technician understands empathy, patience and persistence with the patient population of the Behavioral Health Care Program. Knowledge of human behavior, symptoms of mental illness and appropriate therapeutic interventions, de-escalation and management strategies, group dynamics and stress management techniques are required.
BLS and CPI certification is required (or within 30 days of hire into the department).
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.