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Deltek Talent Management - LEAD TECH - MHT - (15701)

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LEAD TECH - MHT - (15701)

Facility Name
Behavioral Hospital of Bellaire
HOUSTON, TX 77081 US (Primary)
Career Area
Behavioral Health - Support Staff
Job Description

Behavioral Hospital of Bellaire is a freestanding, 122 bed facility specializing in adolescents, military programming, women's services and general adult psych.  The hospital is located in southwest Houston, serving Houston and the surrounding communities. Behavioral Hospital of Bellaire is conveniently located between the Galleria and Meyerland shopping districts and is as only minutes away from the Houston Medical Center, Downtown Houston and Midtown.


The Lead Tech is responsible for planning and implementing activity services for assigned program, which involves defining and implementing treatment goals as a member of the treatment team and provide continuous patient care, observation, interaction, and role modeling to patients under the direction of the Nurse Manager. This position functions as an integral part in the training of mental health technicians.  



  1. Take and record vital signs properly.
  2. Utilize sound judgment during assessment and observe and documents any changes in a patient's
    appearance, behavior or ability to work toward treatment plan goals.
  3. Communicate changes in patient's condition to the charge nurse.

Treatment Planning

  1. Follow the therapeutic interventions outlined by the treatment team for each patient.
  2. Ensure awareness of patient's individualized plan of care including goals and interventions.
  3. Provide information to the charge nurse that assists in the development and revision of the
    treatment plan.
  4. Document the treatment plan, nursing interventions and the patient's response to the intervention.


  1. Ensure intervention is based on the patient’s plan of care.
  2. Employ appropriate crisis intervention techniques as needed.
  3. Employ facility approved Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior (CPI/PMAB) techniques as
  4. Assist patients through the discharge process.
  5. Assist patients with personal hygiene and activities of daily living.

Milieu Management

  1. Comply with the established policies and procedures requiring a safe, clean and therapeutic
  2. Practice universal precautions and environmental safety guidelines.
  3. Recognize and respond to priorities in patient care responsibilities.
  4. Supervise and assist patients in all patient areas.
  5. Check patients for contraband and manage the patient's valuables and belongings.
  6. Report potential crisis situations to the nurse in charge and responds in an appropriate fashion.
  7. Ensure patient safety through continuous supervision of patient.
  8. Establish and maintain a professional therapeutic relationship with patients.


  1. Teach the patient proper hygiene and ensure adherence to hygiene methods.
  2. Carry out teaching activities identified in the treatment plan under the supervision of the RN
  3. Model and teach appropriate social skills.
  4. Re-enforce the importance of medication compliance, and monitor activity of compliance.
  5. Orient patients to their unit and program, providing continuous guidance as needed.


  1. Assume responsibilities for the completion of all patient care responsibilities and other assigned
  2. Act as the patient's advocate and assure that patient's rights are upheld.
  3. Comply with established measures for infection control, OSHA regulations, and risk management.
  4. Comply with the Employee Code of Ethics.
  5. Adhere to all facility and personnel policies and procedures.
  6. Participate in continuous Performance Improvement activities.

Specific Standards for the Care of Adolescent Patients Ages 12 through 18

  1. Assess patients for behaviors consistent with the developmental stages and makes note of any
    deviations in behavior.
  2.  Maintain knowledge of the Adolescent Program rules, protocols and handbooks guidelines.
  3. Recognize acting out behavior of adolescent specific age group and set appropriate limits in clear,
    concise, behavioral and non-judgmental terms based on the age of the patient.
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of learning disabilities and translates treatment/program expectations to
    the learning disabled adolescent.
  5. Relate to adolescent patients in an age appropriate manner.
  6. Utilize seclusion and restraint procedures with an understanding of the need for modification in
    regard to smaller body sizes of adolescents, abandonment issues and the history of physical and/or
    sexual abuse issue.
  7. Act as a resource to other staff in regard to the Adolescent Patient Programs.

Specific Standards for the Care of Adult Patients Ages 19 through 64

1.     Gather information from the patient, family and interdisciplinary team and use judgments based on
knowledge of adult behaviors in treatment planning and interventions.

  1. Utilize seclusion/restraint procedures applicable to adult body size and past history of violent or
    emotional behaviors.
  2. Maintain current knowledge of the Adult Program rules, protocols and handbook guidelines.
  3. Utilize theoretical concepts to guide the effective practice of adult care within Specific Standards of
    Care for this age group.

Specific Standards for the Care of Geriatric Patients Ages 65 and older

  1. Maintain knowledge of the developmental tasks and sociological theories of aging.
  2. Utilize theoretical concepts to guide the effective practice of gerontological health care
    and behavioral care.
  3. Gather the appropriate information from the patient, family and interdisciplinary team and use
    therapeutic judgments based on knowledge of gerontological health/behavioral care practices to
    develop a comprehensive plan of care.
  4. Utilize interventions based on gerontological theory to restore patient’s functional capabilities and to prevent complications and excess disability.
  5. Maintain knowledge of treatments, medications and side effects of such in the geriatric age group.

Specific Standards for the Care of Chemically Dependent Patients

  1. Assesses patient needs as related to chemical dependency and document the plan of care from the
    admission through discharge.
  2. Collaborate with other chemical dependency staff professionals in planning for discharge and follow-
    up care.
  3. Maintain an awareness of how personal issues relating to co-dependency can impact work


  1. Precept new Mental Health Techs and continue to train current MHTs. At least 10 new mental health technicians a year.
  2. Attend all staffing meetings.
  3. Receive at least 8 hours of continuous education offered by the facility to further train mental health technicians.
  4. Encourage other mental health technicians to take active roles in treatment of patients.
  5. Formulate shift responsibilities with the Charge Nurse and facilitate MHT groups.
  6. Stay current in annual orientation requirements, SAMA, and CPR.
  7. Participate in performance improvement teams.
  8. Attend bi-monthly meetings with Program Managers and Nurse Managers.
  9. Facilitate quarterly MHT meetings with unit mental health techs and communicate the agenda and the minutes of each MHT meeting to Human Resources.
  10. Coordinate program goals between nursing, therapy, and activities.
  11. Resolve conflict among peer staff by meeting with nursing leadership and program managers as necessary.
  12. Provide an advocate to other MHTs to identify problems and effect morale in a positive way.
  13. Provide feedback to the nurse manager for MHT evaluations upon request.
  14. Facilitate educational classes for the facility.

Additional Standards

  1. Adhere to facility, department, corporate, personnel and standard policies and procedures.
  2. Attend all mandatory facility in-services and staff development activities as scheduled.
  3. Adhere to facility standards concerning conduct, dress, attendance and punctuality.
  4. Support facility-wide quality/performance improvement goals and objectives.
  5. Maintain confidentiality of facility employees and patient information.
Job Requirements


Education: Certified Nursing Assistant preferred; Preferred Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in social work, recreational therapy or appropriate therapeutic discipline.

Experience: Three years of related experience, with a knowledge of psychiatric patient care techniques with understanding of mental illness, preferred.  At least three years of experience training and developing other staff members is psychiatric patient care techniques or at least one year of experience performing similar duties at BHB.

Licensure:   Must maintain a valid driver's license in the applicable state.

Additional Requirements: Successful completion of Handle with Care Training and/CPR-BLS Training. May be required to work overtime and flexible hours.

This opportunity provides the following:

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Growth and Development Opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
  • 401k plan with company match


One of the nation’s 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 F ortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies.


Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: 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 in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.



*UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.


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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