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Mental Health Tech - 3rd shift

Job Code:  86047
Facility: Timberlawn Mental Health System
Location: DALLAS, TX US
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Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
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Category: Nursing
FTE: 1
Position Summary:

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care 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. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.

Timberlawn MHS  a 144-bed behavioral health facility located in Dallas, TX  is looking for a  dedicated Mental Health Tech   for the 3rd shift (11pm to 7:30am) 

The Mental Health Technician  provides direct patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse. Primary responsibilities include the provision of a safe and therapeutic milieu, crisis intervention and activities of daily living.

Candidate for this position has to be flexible, available any days of the week including weekends if needed, with sometimes short notice.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to demonstrate competency in the criteria listed .The specifications listed  are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability to meet the minimum requirements for this position. Staff must demonstrate flexibility for reassignment to units providing care to varied populations including children, adolescents, adults, older adults and dually diagnosed and trauma patients.

 
Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology preferred

One year experience working with a psychiatric patient population preferred

Must be CPR certified

Should possess knowledge of psychiatric group processes, therapeutic relationships processes, age specific growth and development, limit setting and behavior management, crisis management with aggressive behaviors training.

Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Physical agility to manage patients. Push, pull and lift up to 40 pounds. Intermittent sitting, standing, walking, bending and stooping

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