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Mental Health Tech

Company: Universal Health Services, Inc.
Location: Casper
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:


Mental Health Technician (Day Shift) POSITION SUMMARY: Provides direct and indirect patient care on any hospital unit as assigned under the direction of a registered nurse or lead mental health Unit Coordinator. Provides for the personal care, engagement and comfort in order to meet the needs of psychiatric patients. Regularly engages with patients to ensure that patients are actively engaged with the treatment groups, activities and therapy or physician meetings in order to support the patient's ongoing treatment goals. Monitors the unit's patients for safety and provides information regarding therapeutic activities and engages patients throughout the day to encourage and support their treatment and therapy. Provides a clean, safe environment, is alert to risks and situations that may compromise patient safety and maintains par levels of equipment and supplies for patient care. Works closely and productively with nurses and other unit staff to assure overall coordinated and therapeutic functioning of the treatment milieu (open unit setting). Provides input to improve the functioning of the unit system, rules, and schedule. Charts on patient interactions and engagement as well as patient presentation on an hourly basis. Responsible for ensuring that patient safety rounds (cues) are completed on every patient in regular increments in order to ensure patient safety and monitor harm risks. Records evidence of safety rounds and any anomalies which occur on the unit during the shift. Assists in training and mentors new employees. Expected to give (2) weeks notice prior to voluntary resignation. A probationary period of ninety (90) days is required. Wyoming Behavioral Institute offers comprehensive benefits such as:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Plan and over 25 other benefits options
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • 401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan
  • Career development opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries
  • Educational Assistance and Continuing Education benefits

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES RECOMMENDED: Must be 21 years of age and a High School graduate or have an equivalent to a High School diploma. We prefer at least two (2) years of college in a related field and/or be a Certified Nurses Assistant and have at least two (2) years of experience in healthcare as a technician, optimally in a psychiatric setting. Must have the ability to effectively communicate in English both verbally and in writing. Additional language skills are helpful. Will need to have knowledge of nursing care methods and procedures. WORKING CONDITIONS: Works indoors in a temperature controlled environment on a carpeted or tiled work surface. May be exposed to occasional slippery floors, objects on floors, chemicals and/or sharp objects. May be exposed to hazardous materials, blood borne pathogens and communicable diseases. May be subjected to stressful situations. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. Patient observation rounds require continuous standing and walking, without stopping, from 10 to 145+ feet every 15 minutes a minimum of 2 hours per day, maximum of 8 hours per day. Must be able to kneel, grasp, bend at the waist, push/pull up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis. EEO StatementAll UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.
    NoticeAt UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: or 1-800-852-3449.

Keywords: Universal Health Services, Inc., Casper , Mental Health Tech, Healthcare , Casper, Wyoming

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