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|Facility:||Timberlawn Mental Health System|
|Location:||DALLAS, TX US|
|Job Type:||Full Time|
|Minimum Education Required:||High School or equivalent|
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.
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.
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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