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Deltek Talent Management - Mental Health Technician, M-F, 3pm - 11pm - (25552)

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Mental Health Technician, M-F, 3pm - 11pm - (25552)

Facility Name
Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services
WINSTON-SALEM, NC 27104 US (Primary)
Career Area
Support & Entry Level
Behavioral Health - Technician
Job Description

Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services is the Piedmont Triad's only private psychiatric hospital meeting the behavioral healthcare needs of our community. Our 162-bed inpatient services for adults and adolescents offers comprehensive and individual assessments, psychiatric evaluation and medication stabilization, daily group therapy and personalized aftercare planning. We also offer a Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program to ensure the continuum of care for our patients. Old Vineyard is accredited by The Joint Commission and certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

We are currently seeking Mental Health Technicians to join our talented and caring team. Our ideal candidates will possess the ability to manage in a diverse environment with focus on patient and customer service, building and maintaining positive working relationships with all hospital staff and demonstrating professional, effective communication skills. The preferred candidate will have a proven background of success in the healthcare industry in both service and kitchen environments.

The Mental Health Technician (MHT):

- Facilitates patient groups on a variety of topics (materials provided by facility) in a productive and therapeutic manner.

- Contributes to the effective implementation of individual treatment plans of patients through; supervision, positive interaction and role modeling and appropriate documentation of observed behaviors.

- Completes accurate, timely and legible documentation on patients behavior as outlined by policy, reports, observations to relevant staff and makes recommendations based on observations. Assists in preparation of other behavioral reports as required.

- Maintains safety and security of the patients, visitors and staff through close observation and monitoring of patients, maintaining optimal physical proximity, remaining alert at all times, and using analytical forethought to anticipate potentially volatile or unsafe situations and proactively intervene.

- Promotes development of patients daily living skills through appropriate assignment, instruction and supervision of tasks.

- Assesses and ensures the needs of the patients are being met in relation to clothing, linens, and personal hygiene supplies. Supervises personal hygiene tasks.

- Escorts patients to mealtime, outdoor/indoor recreation and educational activities and participates in their supervision instruction as needed. Transports patients to and from medical appointments or other activities as directed.

- Provides appropriate crisis intervention as necessary by anticipating and responding quickly to escalating behaviors, utilizing verbal de-escalation techniques to diffuse the situation, correctly prioritizing safety concerns, following proper restraint technique guidelines, and displaying neutral emotions.

- Assists in the patient admission process (searches new admissions, documents patient belongings, takes vital signs, etc.)

- Assists in the patient discharge process ensuring that patients have all personal belongings and completing required paperwork.

- Attends mandatory in-services and/or completes required web-based training.

- Demonstrates respect and tolerance for all patients without regard to age, gender, race, national origin, disability status, religion and/or lifestyle choice (s).

- Assumes responsibility for professional development and ongoing education.

- Maintains a professional appearance and attitude.

- Serve actively and constructively as a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team, supporting the hospital philosophy of care; to ensure the safety and well-being of every patient.

Old Vineyard offers a competitive salary as well as a generous company benefit program including paid time off, paid sick leave, medical, dental, vision, life, supplemental life, short-term and long-term disability, healthcare and dependent care flexible spending programs, 401(k) with company match and stock purchase program. This position is with our inpatient adolescent population (Monday thru Friday, 3pm till 11pm daily).

Job Requirements

Education: Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, or related field

Experience:  If no degree, minimum of 3 years experience in social services/healthcare field


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