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2nd and 3rd shift only PRN - Mental Health Technician

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2nd and 3rd shift only PRN - Mental Health Technician

Job Code:  111471
Facility: Lake Bridge Behavioral Health System
Location: MACON, GA US Southeast
Region: Southeast
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level:  Entry Level
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, Clinical Support, Acute Care
Category: Healthcare - Rehabilitation
FTE: .01
Position Summary:

Lake Bridge Behavioral Health System is among the top psychiatric hospitals in Georgia and provides Macon behavioral health services for children and teens from all over the state, including Atlanta, Warner Robins, Milledgeville, Albany, Valdosta, and Columbus. We offer both inpatient and outpatient services for children and adolescents. 

Lake Bridge is a subsidiary of
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), one of the nation’s largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.

We have current openings for 2nd and 3rd Shift (3:00pm - 11:00pm) or (11:00pm - 7:00am)  PRN Mental Health Technicians on our Acute/PTRF Units serving various populations. The hours/shifts for these positons are as follows:  A PRN status employee must be available four shifts a month.  Two shifts must include weekends.

Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Assist with admission, discharge and transfer of patients.
  • Observes patient behavior, notifies appropriate nursing staff of information and documents in progress notes.
  • Provides leadership for behavioral interventions.
  • Sets limits on patient behavior with the assistance of a nurse and intervenes to decrease panic of disturbed patients under the direction of a nurse.
  • Assists with physical restraints under the direct supervision of the RN.
  • Conducts groups as directed under the supervision of the RN.
  • Interactions with patients are goal oriented and conducted in a professional manner.
  • Has knowledge of suicide and elopement policies.
  • Performs rounds as required and documents appropriately.
  • Follows instruction given by the RN and outlines in the policies and procedures.
  • Serves as a role model for patients.
  • Utilizes Master Treatment Plan in determining interventions with patients.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.


  • Prefer (2)two year (minimum) experience in psych patient care or similar setting.
  • Experience in leading/working with a group of young people/adolescents.
  • New hires must be able to attend 1 week New Employee Orientation on day shift, normally 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday through Friday.
  • Must successfully pass background check and drug screen.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Displays an understanding of the basic concepts of safe, supportive, nurturing, and therapeutic human interactions.
  • Demonstrates problem solving skills, an active interest in learning, and communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  • Effectively interacts with patients, peers and families.
  • Actively supervises therapeutic and recreational activities.
  • Understands and practices effective motivational techniques.

Lake Bridge Behavioral Health System is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or e-mails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Lake Bridge Behavioral Health System via e-mail, 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 Lake Bridge Behavioral Health System. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Lake Bridge Behavioral Health System as a result of the referral or through other means.

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