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Mental Health Technician MHT FT 2nd Shift Youth Services - (123430)

Universal Health Services
Lexington, KY 40507
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About Universal Health Services:

One of the nations largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the Worlds Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of Americas Top 500 Public Companies. Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

About The Ridge:

The Ridge Behavioral Health System is seeking a dynamic and talented Mental Health Technician. 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. For more information, visit our website at ridgebhs.com

Position Summary:

Provides routine non-acute physical care, for the patient, as well as, educational groups based on needs identified in the Master Treatment Plan.

Position Specific Competencies:

  • Effectively establishes rapport with patients and families by adhering to the therapeutic boundaries policy.
  • Adheres to the units 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.
  • Applies natural and logical consequences.
  • Applies basic limit setting with patients percrisis interventionguidelines.
  • Adheres to unit schedule when intervening with patients.
  • Adheres to the units level system when intervening with patients.
  • Consistently implements handbook & unit rules when intervening with patients.
  • 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 patients 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 de-escalation techniques when handling crisis situations.
  • Provides appropriate crisis intervention as necessary by anticipating and responding quickly to escalating behaviors, utilizing de-escalation techniques to diffuse the situation, correctly prioritizing safety concerns.
  • Uses appropriate counseling skills by de-escalating aggression, using active listening skills, using appropriate tone and volume of voice, providing a high frequency and variety of positive reinforcements, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and promoting a positive peer culture.
  • Demonstrates proper procedures for therapeutic holds and seclusions.
  • Contraband is properly removed and disposed of according to policy.
  • Adherence and completion of precaution forms and policies.
  • Documents group education notes accurately, legible, & reflect accurate information and adhere to documentation protocols and policies.
  • Precaution forms are completed accurately and concurrently with patient behavior as ordered. Documentation adheres to precautions policy.
  • 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 patients behavior or condition promptly to the nurse and other team members as necessary.
  • Documents & reports incidents immediately and according to policy.

This opportunity provides the following:

  • *UHS is Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off

UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. 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.

Job Requirements

Job Qualifications:


  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Some college course work preferred


  • Experience may be accepted in lieu of college course work.


  • Crisis intervention trainingrequired. This training also offered upon hire.
  • CPR

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.
Posted: 2020-02-26 Expires: 2020-04-02

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