Mental Health Tech - Psychiatric Unit Days 8/31/2016

Roxbury SHIPPENSBURG, PA

Company
Roxbury
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
178366
AJE Ref #
576029321
Location
SHIPPENSBURG, PA
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Description:
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.
Roxbury Treatment Center is a private 112-bed sub-acute
detoxification/rehabilitation and psychiatric center
located at the foothills of the scenic Blue Mountains.
In our 60-bed chemical dependency unit, detoxification
is conducted under close medical supervision. This unit
includes our Military Initiative Program designed to
treat active military personnel dealing with chemical
dependency and mental health issues. The team of
physicians and our around-the-clock nursing staff
provide the needed assessment and care. The Recovery
Program offers a professional approach to the treatment
of chemical dependencies. Our treatment team includes
Certified Addictions Counselors, Masters and Bachelors
level clinicians, and nurses.
Roxbury also has an acute psychiatric unit treating
individuals with mental illnesses who need short-term
hospitalization. This program specializes in treating
adult patients who are suffering from co-occurring
disorders; mental illness and substance use/abuse
issues. Staffed with mental health techs and nurses
around the clock, our Chief Medical Officer and
psychiatrists oversee this cutting edge psychiatric
treatment program.
An acute psychiatric unit treating adolescents between
the ages of 13 - 17 is currently in operation at Roxbury
Treatment Center. Staffed with mental health techs and
nurses around the clock, our Chief Medical Officer and
psychiatrists oversee this cutting edge psychiatric
treatment program helping teens deal with mental illness
and co-occurring disorders.
Roxbury is currently recruiting a full-time day shift
position available as a Mental Health Tech on the Acute
Psychiatric Unit. Hours are 6:30am - 7:00pm. While
employees of Roxbury Treatment Center may be hired to
work on a specific s that Roxbury will assign staff to
work when and where the facility may have a need for
their skills.
UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search
firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone
calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms
to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any
form and/or method without a valid written search
agreement in place for this position will be deemed the
sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event
the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the
referral or through other means.
Requirements:
Job Specifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be
able to demonstrate competency in the criteria listed in
this job description. The specifications listed below
are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability
to meet the minimum requirements for this position.
Staff must demonstrate flexibility for providing care to
varied populations including dually diagnosed adults and
older adult patients. The employee may be required to
perform job related tasks other than those specifically
presented in this description.
Education And Experience:
Bachelor s Degree from an accredited college in
Psychology or other related field, Licensed nurse/CNA
with a minimum of one year experience in a behavioral
healthcare environment or equivalent experience
preferred; High school diploma with 3 years of
behavioral health experience and/or successful
completion of three years in a full-time psychology (or
other related field) degree program; or Associate degree
with 1 year of behavioral healthcare experience.
Knowledge:
Must possess knowledge of dual diagnosis/chemical
dependency/mental health patients; age-specific patient
issues, limit setting and behavior management, crisis
prevention and intervention techniques; knowledge and
comprehension of regulatory agency standards (DOH, DPW,
CMS, Joint Commission, etc.); staff development
procedures and requirements; ability to communicate
orally, telephonically, and in writing; working
knowledge of computer systems and various software; must
maintain certification CPR, Verbal De-Escalation, and
Handle With Care. Must possess good interpersonal skills
and the ability to be a team player. Good documentation,
organization and time management skills are necessary.
Must be effective in decision-making and problem
solving.
Environmental Conditions:
Exposure to psychiatric patients who may exhibit
violent/aggressive behavior. Potential for exposure to
communicable diseases, blood/body fluids and other
hazardous waste. General hospital environment.
Physical Requirements:
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. Drug and alcohol free as evidenced by
negative results of post-offer, pre-employment urine
drug screen.
The physical requirements described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee
to successfully perform the functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the primary
functions.