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TECH - MH/BH (DEGREE) - (121946)

Universal Health Services
Lancaster, PA 17602
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Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital (LBHH) is a brand new 126 bed inpatient psychiatric hospital that opened in July 2018. The facility is a joint venture between Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine and Universal Health Services.

Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine (LG Health/Penn Medicine), a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), is a 631-licensed bed not-for-profit health system with a comprehensive network of care encompassing Lancaster General Hospital (LGH), Women & Babies Hospital and the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital (in partnership with Kindred Healthcare). Our membership in Penn Medicine brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community healthcare system.

Outpatient services are provided at the Downtown Outpatient and Suburban Outpatient Pavilions, along with additional outpatient centers and Express and Urgent Care locations throughout the region. Lancaster General Health Physicians is a network of more than 300 primary-care and specialty physicians, at more than 40 offices throughout the region. Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is a private, co-educational, Middle States-accredited four-year college offering a variety of associate and baccalaureate degree and certification programs in healthcare.

A four time designated Magnet hospital for nursing excellence, LGH has been recognized regionally and nationally for clinical excellence and patient safety; and ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nations best hospitals in 2015-16 in three specialties.

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nations largest and most respected hospital companies in the United States. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. Our operating philosophy is to 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.

LBHH will be a six unit facility that provides highly specialized services which includes multi-disciplinary teams providing high quality, innovative, and evidence based care to adolescents and adults.

We will treat every person who seeks our services with dignity and respect. We will practice collaboration and not control. We will provide evidence based treatments and our core competencies and skills will reflect best practices.

We strive to attract employees who are passionate about behavioral health.

Come make a difference with us.

We are seeking a Behavioral Health Associate (Psychiatric Technician) to join our great team.

The Behavioral Health Associate will be responsible for:

  • Assists the Registered Nurse with admissions by obtaining vital signs, and securing belongings, Screens visitors and incoming calls, answers questions and prioritizes or redirects calls as appropriate. Assists the Registered Nurse with the discharge process, returning belongings, and escorting individuals out of the hospital.
  • Facilitates activity, education and leisure groups, documents the purpose and outcome of the group for each member.
  • Provides escorts for patients to the cafeteria, to the outside courtyards, or to other areas/departments in the hospital. Maintains current observation check sheets for all patients on their assigned unit.
  • Conducts safety rounds each shift on the units including groups rooms, laundry rooms, and patient rooms. Documents safety rounds.
  • Active participation on unit based nursing councils.
  • Assists with clerical coverage as needed for reception area

Job Requirements


  • Baccalaureate degree in psychology or related human health services preferred
  • At least one year of experience in mental health, previous adolescent experience required
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Computer skills and knowledge of electronic health records .
  • Willingness to work 2nd shift - 7 pm to 7 am. 12 hour shifts / 36 hours a week

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Posted: 2020-01-30 Expires: 2020-04-02

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TECH - MH/BH (DEGREE) - (121946)

Universal Health Services
Lancaster, PA 17602

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