Mental Health Tech - Clinical - FT 3p - 11p
Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services - Birmingham, AL
Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services is the only freestanding, full-service psychiatric hospital in the Birmingham area. It draws on a rich tradition while staying on the cutting edge of new developments in treating psychiatric illness and enhancing mental health. We treat mental illness, emotional problems, and adults with chemical dependency.

Hill Crest BHS currently has a Mental Health Tech (MHT) position available. This person will be responsible for assisting the RN in the overall management of the milieu. They also provide care to patients in a manner that considers safety, patients' rights, comfort and a therapeutic environment.

Duties and Accountabilities:
  • Assist with admission, discharge and transfer of patients.
  • Observes patient behavior, notifies appropriate nursing staff of information and documents in progress notes.
  • Provides leadership for behavioral interventions.
  • Sets limits on patient behavior with the assistance of a nurse and intervenes to decrease panic of disturbed patients under the direction of a nurse.
  • Assists with physical restraints under the direct supervision of the RN.
  • Conducts groups as directed under the supervision of the RN.
  • Interactions with patients are goal oriented and conducted in a professional manner.
  • Has knowledge of suicide and elopement policies.
  • Performs rounds as required and documents appropriately.
  • Follows instruction given by the RN and outlines in the policies and procedures.
  • Serves as a role model for patients.
  • Utilizes Master Treatment Plan in determining interventions with patients.

Requirements

Education/Training:
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
Experience:
  • Prefer one year (minimum) experience in psych patient care or similar setting.
  • Prefer experience in leading a basic group or Master Treatment Plan.
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Displays an understanding of the basic concepts of safe, supportive, nurturing, and therapeutic human interactions.
  • Demonstrates problem solving skills, an active interest in learning, and communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  • Effectively interacts with patients, peers and families.
  • Actively supervises therapeutic and recreational activities.
  • Understands and practices effective motivational techniques.
Hill Crest BHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or e-mails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Hill Crest BHS via e-mail, 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 Hill Crest BHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Hill Crest BHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

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