MENTAL HEALTH TECH - PRN
Austin Lakes Hospital - Austin, TX

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Austin Lakes Hospital located in beautiful and vibrant Austin, TX has PRN Mental Health Tech opportunities. Austin Lakes Hospital offers a continuum of psychiatric services for adults 18 and up with acute mental health needs in a confidential, caring environment that promotes crisis resolution, positive self awareness, personal growth and problem solving skills. The cornerstone of our treatment rests on exceptional mental health services and clinical excellence. Our continuum of care includes inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services to stabilize symptoms of depression, anxiety and other behavioral health disorders.
Austin Lakes Hospital is a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), 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. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.

Responsibilities include:
To follow the instructions of the nursing staff in the direct supervision of assigned patients.
To ensure patient safety.
To assist with milieu management.
To respond to crisis situations.
To cooperate with the implementation of Nursing Department policies and procedures.

Requirements

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Ability to consistently fulfill responsibilities and complete assignments. Skill in performing vital sign checks. Knowledge of patient rights. Skill in developing therapeutic relationships with patients and cooperative / effective relationships with RN’s, LVN’s and other MHTs. Ability to write legibly. Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, patients, and visitors.

EDUCATION:
Required: High School Diploma or GED
Preferred: Some college

LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION:
Current CPR or ability to pass CPR training during initial employment period.

EXPERIENCE:
Required: None
Preferred: One year inpatient psychiatric work experience.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Full range of body motion. Ability to safely transfer patients. Manual and finger dexterity. Hand-eye coordination. Ability to run. Ability to restrain patients weighing up to 250 pounds. Ability to lift, carry, and/or lower items weighing up to 50 pounds. Ability to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Ability to stand and walk 6+ hours per day, frequent bending, stooping and reaching to check or move equipment. Hearing and vision sufficient to perform essential functions. Emotional stability necessary to perform essential functions.

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Austin Lakes Hospital offers distinctive psychiatric services to individuals (age 18 & up) with acute mental health needs. At Austin...