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Mental Health Technician - Full Time

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Mental Health Technician - Full Time

Job Code:  216051
Facility: West Hills Hospital
Location: RENO, NV US Western
Region: Western
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health
Category: Allied Health,Nursing,Support
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

Founded in 1978, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)* is one of the nation’s 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, UHS’s business strategy is to continue to grow by building or purchasing healthcare facilities across the country, while continuing to strengthen UHS’s 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 Fortune’s 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: 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.


  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • NV  CNA or Medical Assistant certified preferred
  • Minimum two years experience in an inpatient psychiatric/mental health setting
  • Must maintain a valid NV driver's license
  • CPR certified
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training within 90 days of employment.

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