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TECH - MH/BH - (114029)

Universal Health Services
Oakland Park, FL 33334
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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.

Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center is a fully licensed, 180-bed, private hospital that specializes in the treatment of drug addiction, mental health issues and co-occurring disorders for adults and adolescents. Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health's mission is to provide compassionate, comprehensive behavioral health care services. This commitment extends to the family and community of our patients as a whole. Our overall goal is to deliver the highest quality treatment for drug abuse and mental health issues possible to help our patients achieve long-term sobriety. www.ftlauderdalebehavioral.com

The Mental Health Technician (MHT) functions as an active part of the treatment team, providing continuous patient care, supervision, interaction, and role modeling to patients ranging in age from adolescent through geriatrics depending on which unit worked. The MHT works under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse.

Job Requirements



  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) required or equivalent


  • One (1) year of related experience, with knowledge of patient care techniques regarding co-occurring, mentally ill, or chemically dependent patients with understanding of co-occurring disorders, preferred.


  • Current Florida Drivers License (may be required to drive company van on occasion)

  • Current CPR Certification

  • Must pass competency exams within 90 days of hire. May be required to work overtime and flexible hours.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Displays an understanding of the basic concepts of safe, supportive, nurturing, & therapeutic human interactions.

  • Demonstrates understanding of program & philosophy & is able to interpret & implement patient care.

  • Displays an active interest in learning.Demonstrates creativity & problem solving skills.

  • Demonstrates leadership by training new employees.

  • Effectively interacts with patients, peers, & families.

  • Demonstrates ability to follow behavior program.

  • Actively supervises therapeutic & recreational activities.

  • Understands & practices effective motivational techniques.

  • Demonstrates consistent ability to problem-solve & communicate clearly, both verbally & in writing.

  • Demonstrates regular, required attendance.

  • Sensitive and aware of diverse cultures and their practices.

Posted: 2019-11-30 Expires: 2020-04-02

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