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Admission Patient Care Technician

Job Code:  237294
Facility: Laurel Ridge Treatment Center
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Entry Level
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health
Category: Nursing
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is 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

Laurel Ridge Treatment Center (LRTC) is a psychiatric hospital offering a comprehensive continuum of behavioral healthcare services, including acute programs for children, adolescents and adults, and residential treatment for children and adolescents.

The 250-bed, is located on 18 acres in San Antonio, Texas. Living units are located at one end of the campus. The facility includes a school building, gymnasium, recreational facility, playgrounds, swimming pool, ROPES (Reality-Oriented Physical Experiential Situation Course), library, computer lab and dining room. Laurel Ridge Treatment Center currently has a ADMISSION PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN position available.


To assist in the direct care and management of children, adolescents, and adults. Provide direct supervision, safety and crisis management for patient/resident population.


1. Provides direct supervision of patients/guests waiting with patients.
2. Maintain safety within the milieu by constantly monitoring patients/guests for potentially unsafe behaviors.
3. Prevent and manage crisis situations.
4. Role model appropriate behaviors, attitudes, social skills and self-care.
5. Completes all documentation as required.
6. Adheres to facility policies and procedures.
7. Performs other duties as assigned.



: Good verbal and written skills, ability to rotate shifts and programs as necessary, ability to maintain confidentiality of patient/resident information. Must consistently exhibit mental and emotional ability to understand and perform the essential functions of the job. Competent to provide direct supervision and implementation of the daily, structured routine. Provides behavioral management using hospital approved methods. Supervises patients at all times to maintain safety.

EDUCATION: High School diploma or GED; Attendance in an accredited college and/or university

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: Current Texas driver's license with good driving record, CPR/CPI certification.

EXPERIENCE: One year of experience as a Mental Health Worker or related field or enrollment in/or a graduate of a professional program (LVN, RN, licensed therapist).

* Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
* 80%-90% of the time, the staff is standing, walking, kneeling or reaching while working with the patient/residents.
* Requires full range of body motion including handling and physical restraint of patient/residents.
* Ability to perform CPR.
* Ability to work rotating shifts.
* Emotional stability necessary to perform essential functions.
* Vision and hearing sufficient to perform essential functions.
* Ability to drive a vehicle.
* Ability to speak clearly and write legibly.

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.

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