Mental Health Technician - Full Time

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POST DATE 8/23/2016
END DATE 10/24/2016

West Hills Hospital RENO, NV

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High School Diploma or GED


Founded in 1978, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)*
is one of the nation s largest and most respected
healthcare management companies, operating through its
subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health
facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. With more
than 74,000 people employed by UHS subsidiaries, UHS s
business strategy is to continue to grow by building or
purchasing healthcare facilities across the country,
while continuing to strengthen UHS s well-reputed
franchise with its customary exceptional service and
effective cost control. Our success is driven by a
service philosophy based on integrity, competence,
compassion, and a responsive management style.
UHS has been recognized as a Fortune 500 company and is
listed as one of Fortune s Most Admired Companies.
West Hills Hospital is a 95-bed acute care inpatient
psychiatric hospital located in Reno, Nevada,
specializing in behavioral healthcare and substance
abuse treatment options for children, adolescents,
adults and seniors. Our facility maintains a full-time
medical staff of psychiatrists to oversee programs,
patients and care. This ensures you or your loved one
will always be in the hands of a professional medical
service provider and will receive the most evidence
based care available. West Hills Hospital is JCAHO
accredited and is the only facility licensed in northern
Nevada to treat children and adolescents.
Job Description: patients ranging in age from preschool
through geriatrics depending on which unit worked. The
Mental Health Technician assists in providing basic
physical, social, spiritual and safety needs of patients
through the implementation of appropriate therapeutic
approaches and related nursing functions under the
direction of the Registered Nurse and or Program
Director and within the scope of the Mental Health
Technician position. The Mental Health Technician will
care for patients ages 4-18 and 19 to older adults.
Thereby, he/she will be responsible for basic patient
care supervision, transport, participation in
recreational activities and other assigned functions
according to philosophy, goals and functions of the
hospital. The Mental Health Technician provides
documentation in the medical record, facilitates group
activities and maintains a clean, safe environment.
Responsible for the effective milieu management.
* High School graduate or equivalent
* NV CNA or Medical Assistant certified required
* Minimum two years experience in an inpatient
psychiatric/mental health setting
* Must maintain a valid NV driver's license
* CPR certified
* Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training within
90 days of employment.