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Mental Health Technician (MHT / CNA)

Company: BHC at Memphis Inc
Location: Memphis
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Job Description:

About Unity Psychiatric Care Unity Psychiatric Care, a division of Franklin, Tennessee-based American Health Partners Inc., operates psychiatric hospitals in Memphis, Clarksville, Columbia, and Martin, Tennessee, as well as in Huntsville, Alabama. These hospitals specialize in treating geriatrics who are experiencing a mental health crisis or behavioral disturbances, including those caused by dementia. Unity Psychiatric Care is building a new 48-bed psychiatric hospital in Clarksville, Tennessee for adults slated to open in 2020. Services will include a full range of diagnostic evaluation and behavioral health treatments. For more information, visit UnityPsych.com. *** Nights Shifts Available -- 7:00 pm to 7:00 am ****** Night Shift Differential, $1**POSITION SUMMARY: The Mental Health Technician provides direct patient care under the supervision of nurses. MHT's provide assistance to patients in daily living such as assisting with bathing, eating, dressing, and toileting. MHT's provide the provision of a safe, therapeutic environment, and crisis intervention. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation; including but not limited to:* Compliance with completion, filing, and retrieval of medical records* Direct patient care such as bathing, dressing, and walking* Transport patients and equipment* Monitor patients for assessments and report to supervisor* Complete admission paperwork and patient orientation to the hospital* Participate and assist with recreational activities for patients* Participate and assist with therapeutic activities for patientsRequired Work Experience: * One (1) to two (2) years' in a mental health, patient care, or geriatric setting preferredLicensing/Certification/Education Requirements: * Certified as a Certified Nurse Assistant required* CPI certification required (or training completed prior to direct patient care) with yearly refreshers* CMS Restraint and Seclusion training (or training completed prior to direct patient care) with yearly refreshers* CPR certification is not required upon hire. However, training will be given yearly. (MHT's will always be working with a CPR certified nurse while on the floor.)Other Requirements: * Position may require unscheduled overtime, after-hours, and week-end work* Must be willing and able to work flexible hours* Travel requiredPhysical Requirements:* Job will require frequent lifting of objects up to 50 poundsEQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYEROur Organization does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, or any other characteristic(s) protected by federal, state, and local laws. The Organization will also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities should a request for an accommodation be made.EducationPreferred* Technical/other training or betterLicenses & CertificationsRequired* Certified Nurse AssistantPreferred* CPI Certification

Keywords: BHC at Memphis Inc, Memphis , Mental Health Technician (MHT / CNA), Healthcare , Memphis, Tennessee

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