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Mental Health Technician (Per Diem)

Company: Universal Health Services, Inc.
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:


The Sierra Vista Hospital location, a 171-bed psychiatric care facility located in south Sacramento, is a full-service mental health facility and a center of support for patients and their families. Since 1986, we have offered our clinical expertise to those suffering from emotional, behavioral and addiction problems. POSITION SUMMARYThe Mental Health Technician (MHT) functions as an active part of the treatment team, providing continuous patient care, supervision, interaction, and role modeling to patients ranging in age from adolescent through geriatrics. Mental Health Technicians work under the direction of a Registered Nurse. The Mental Health Technician is responsible for providing treatment activities to the patient, which includes conducting community groups.


High School Diploma or equivalent required. Degree from an accredited college or university in healthcare or related field, preferred.Experience:
6 months of related experience, with knowledge of psychiatric patient care techniques with understanding of mental illness, preferred. Licensure:
Valid driver's license preferred. Additional Requirements:
CPR certification required. Successful completion of the hospital's designated behavioral and physical management training program or equivalent including de-escalation and appropriate use of seclusion and restraint required prior to assisting in the procedures. CPR certification and behavioral management certification must be maintained during employment. May be required to work overtime and flexible hours. ****Benefits available for FT & PT positions: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life/AD&D, and 401k Why is Sierra Vista Hospital a great place to work?Dynamic peopleTeam-oriented environmentOpportunity for advancementGreat training program for new grads!Rewarding career opportunities 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.

Keywords: Universal Health Services, Inc., Sacramento , Mental Health Technician (Per Diem), Professions , Sacramento, California

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