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Job ID 242213 Date posted 09/07/2017
Description/Purpose of Position:
The Mental Health Technician functions as an active part of the treatment team, providing continuous patient care, supervision, interaction, and role modeling to patients. 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.

Minimum Qualifications:


High School graduate or equivalent.
Certification as a Nursing Assistant in the State of Nevada is welcomed but not mandatory.
College credits toward a behavioral science (Psychology, Social work and Sociology) undergraduate degree preferred.

Minimum one (1) year in an inpatient or partial psychiatric/mental health setting with a knowledge of psychiatric patient care techniques, demonstrated understanding of mental illness and related behavioral management techniques, and development of therapeutic and management programs targeted for special population preferred

Current BCLS Certification.
Successful completion of Handle with Care De-escalation, including restraint and seclusion practices and policies within 30 days of employment, and prior to assisting in restraining procedures.

Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care/service appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit/department.

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