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TECH - MH/BH (NO DEGREE) - (125711)

Universal Health Services
Reno, NV 89501
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    125711

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Position Summary:

Founded in 1978, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)* is one of the nations largest and most respected healthcare management companies, operating through its subsidiaries-acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. With more than 74,000 people employed by UHS subsidiaries, UHSs business strategy is to continue to grow by building or purchasing healthcare facilities across the country, while continuing to strengthen UHSs well-reputed franchise with its customary exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success is driven by a service philosophy based on integrity, competence, compassion, and a responsive management style.

UHS has been recognized as a Fortune 500 company and is listed as one of Fortunes Most Admired Companies.

West Hills Hospital is a 95-bed acute care inpatient psychiatric hospital located in Reno, Nevada, specializing in behavioral healthcare and substance abuse treatment options for children, adolescents, adults and seniors. Our facility maintains a full-time medical staff of psychiatrists to oversee programs, patients and care. This ensures you or your loved one will always be in the hands of a professional medical service provider and will receive the most evidence based care available. West Hills Hospital is JCAHO accredited and is the only facility licensed in northern Nevada to treat children and adolescents.

Job Description: The Mental Health Technician functions as an active part of the treatment team, providing continuous patient care, supervision, interaction, and role modeling to patients ranging in age from preschool through geriatrics depending on which unit worked. The Mental Health Technician assists in providing basic physical, social, spiritual and safety needs of patients through the implementation of appropriate therapeutic approaches and related nursing functions under the direction of the Registered Nurse and or Program Director and within the scope of the Mental Health Technician position. The Mental Health Technician will care for patients ages 4-18 and 19 to older adults. Thereby, he/she will be responsible for basic patient care supervision, transport, participation in recreational activities and other assigned functions according to philosophy, goals and functions of the hospital. The Mental Health Technician provides documentation in the medical record, facilitates group activities and maintains a clean, safe environment. Responsible for the effective milieu management. This is a Per-Diem dayshift position.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

Education: High School graduate or equivalent. Certification as a Nursing Assistant in the State of Nevada is welcomed but not mandatory. College credits toward a behavioral science (Psychology, Social work and Sociology) undergraduate degree preferred.

Experience: Minimum one year in an inpatient or partial psychiatric/mental health setting with a knowledge of psychiatric patient care techniques, demonstrated understanding of mental illness and related behavioral management techniques, and development of therapeutic and management programs targeted for special population preferred.

Licensure: Must maintain a valid Nevada driver's license.

Additional Requirements: Successful completion of CPR Certification and successful completion of Handle With Care, including restraint and seclusion policies within 30 days of employment, and prior to assisting in restraining procedures. May be required to work overtime and flexible hours. Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the departments policies and procedures.

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Posted: 2020-02-25 Expires: 2020-04-02

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TECH - MH/BH (NO DEGREE) - (125711)

Universal Health Services
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