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Mental Health Technician

Job Code:  88678
Facility: University Behavioral Health of Denton
Location: DENTON, TX US
Region:
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Skills:  
Category: Nursing
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:
The Mental Health Technician functions as an active part of the treatment team, providing continuous patient care, supervision, interaction, and role modeling to patients ranging in age from preschool through geriatrics depending on which unit worked.  Mental Health Techs work under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
 
Requirements
Education: High School Degree or equivalent preferred; or Certified Nursing Assistant preferred;
Degree from an accredited college or university in social work, recreational therapy or appropriate
therapeutic discipline.
Experience:  One year of related experience, with knowledge of psychiatric patient care
techniques with understanding of mental illness, preferred.
Licensure:   Must maintain a valid driver's license in the applicable state.
Additional Requirements: Successful completion CPR certification and Satori Alternatives to within 30 days of employment prior to assisting with restraining procedures. May be required to work overtime and flexible hours.

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