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Mental Health Tech - Behavioral Health Unit, Nights

Posted on Jun 14, 2019 by CHI Health

Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 72
Primary Location: IA > COUNCIL BLUFFS > MERCY CB

Mental Health Tech
All aspects of healthcare are important. Sometimes, our patients need behavioral health to maintain their physical wellbeing. We care about mental health and are looking for Mental Health Technicians to support our patients when these needs occur. If you are interested in working in mental health and have a passion for other's wellbeing, connect with us to learn more about this great opportunity!
What you'll do:
  • Assists patients in the development of individuality and appropriate methods of self-expression through promoting an environment in which the patient can problem-solve and test out new behaviors
  • Assists the patients in acknowledging and accepting responsibility for psychological and behavioral patterns through providing feedback and positive reinforcement, consistently applying program rights and regulations, behavior modification program and communicating in an appropriate manner with the patient
  • Participates in admission procedures; orients patient and family (significant others) to unit and program
  • Performs basic tasks on the patient such as vital signs, blood pressure, specimen collection, accu checks, weighing and assisting with activities of daily living
Why you should choose us:
What sets us apart from other healthcare organizations? How much time do you have? In short, it all starts with our current employees. They believe in living our mission to provide compassion to everyone. We, in turn, believe that growing and supporting our people allows us to deliver a higher degree of quality care to our patients. CHI advocates for all who live in the communities we serve, especially the most vulnerable. Choose an organization who will champion your talents and nurture your career. Choose CHI!

Requirements:
  • High School Diploma with at least 1 year of experience as a Psych Tech as required by state.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) required
  • Preferred: Bachelor's Degree in Human Service field or Graduate of a Psychiatric Assistant or Nurse Aide training program or one year experience in the Behavioral Health field
  • Will consider current nursing students or students studying a Human Services field
Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 2019-R
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Market: CHI Health

Reference: 720881341