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TECH - MENTAL HEALTH/SECURITY - (7148)

Universal Health Services


Location:
AUSTIN, TX
Date:
11/21/2017
2017-11-212017-12-20
Job Code:
7148
Universal Health Services
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Deltek Talent Management - TECH - MENTAL HEALTH/SECURITY - (7148)

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TECH - MENTAL HEALTH/SECURITY - (7148)

Facility Name
Austin Oaks
Location
AUSTIN, TX 78745 US (Primary)
Career Area
Support & Entry Level
Category
Behavioral Health Support Staff
Job Description

Austin Oaks Hospital is seeking a dynamic and talented Mental Health Technician for the Outpatient Program.  Austin Oaks Hospital is a private freestanding psychiatric 80 bed hospital specializing in mental health.   Our inpatient and outpatient services offer supportive and compassionate care for children, adolescents, and adults. 

The Mental Health Technician functions as an active part of the treatment team, providing continuous patient care, supervision, interaction, and role modeling to patients ranging in age from 8 to 12 years old.  Mental Health Techs work under the direction of the Director of Clinical Services.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • To follow the instructions of the nursing staff in the direct supervision of assigned patients

  • To insure patient safety

  • To assist with milieu management

  • To respond to crisis intervention

  • Providing Support and Encouragement to Patients
  • To cooperate with the implementation of Outpatient Department policies and procedures
  • Teamwork with Nursing and Therapy Staff
  • May include patient transportation responsibilities

Working hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 3:30pm. 

Job Requirements

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent. Degree from an accredited college or university in social work preferred.

 

Experience: One year of related experience, with knowledge of psychiatric patient care

techniques with understanding of mental illness, preferred.

 

Additional Requirements: Successful completion of CPR certification and Handle with Care within two weeks of employment prior to assisting with restraining procedures. May be required to work overtime and flexible hours.

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