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Mental Health Technician

Tracking Code

2021-7872

Position Type

Full-Time

Shift

Day

Job Location

Springfield, Illinois

Description

Under supervision of the registered nurse, performs a variety of tasks and services to assist in the provision of care and comfort for mental health patients. Provides care appropriate to the age of the patients served; reports and records observations; contributes to the efficient functioning of the unit including answering telephones, directing unit traffic, and entering patient orders into the electronic medical record in a timely manner with a high degree of accuracy. Provides a visible presence on the unit. Maintains a safe and secure environment for patients, visitor, employees, and physicians. Intervenes in difficult and sometimes physical situations to ensure the safety of patients, visitors, employees and physicians. All duties performed in accordance with established, policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.

Required Experience

Education:

  • One of the following required:
    • Relevant healthcare program completion (e.g. certified nursing assistant, emergency medical technician-basic, medical assistant, personal care aide, etc.)
    • Completion or active enrollment in core nursing classes

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

  • CPR certification required, or obtained during nursing team onboarding process.
  • Obtain national certification as a psychiatric technician within 1 year of employment preferred.

Experience:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of relevant work experience performing the essential responsibilities of the mental health technician role.
  • Experience in Mental Health and/or Forensic work preferred.
  • Post high school education in Psychology or related field preferred.
  • One year secretarial or comparable clerical experience strongly preferred.

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