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Texas Health Resources Mental Health Technician - Part Time Nights - Arlington in Arlington, Texas

Mental Health Technician

Are you looking for a rewarding career with family-friendly hours and top-notch benefits? We are looking for a qualified Mental Health Technician like you to join our Texas Health family.

Position Highlights:

  • Work location: Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Arlington, TX

  • Department: Behavioral Health Department

  • Work hours: Part Time; 24 Hours; 7:00 pm – 7:00 am; Weeknights, Weekends, Holidays required.

  • Salary range: $14.32 – $22.26 per hour (based on relevant experience)

At Texas Health Resources, our mission is “to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve”.

Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, a 369-bed acute-care, full-service medical center has been serving Arlington and the surrounding communities since 1958. Hospital services include comprehensive cardiac care, women’s services, neurosciences, cancer services, orthopedics, emergency services and an advanced imaging center. Texas Health Arlington Memorial has over 1,600 employees, 250 volunteers and 630 physicians on its medical staff. We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence. For more information, visit TexasHealth.org/Arlington.

Join our award-winning Texas Health family and become a part of a team that is improving the health of our communities daily. You belong here.



  • High School Diploma and 1 year of experience required or

  • High School Diploma and CNA - Certified Nurse Aide certification required or

  • Associates Degree in healthcare field required.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in healthcare field preferred


  • 1 year of experience in the behavioral health field as a MHT, PCT, CNA, or related position highly preferred.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • BCLS – Basic Cardicac Life Support prior to providing independent patient care and maintained quarterly required and

  • CPI – Crisis Prevention Intervention Training upon hire required and

  • ACPI – Advanced Crisis Prevention Intervention Training within 6 months of hire; maintained annually or

  • CPI – Crisis Prevention Intervention Training within 30 day of hire and

  • ACPI – Advanced Crisis Prevention Intervention Training within 12 months of hire; maintained annually required.

Position Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:

  • Helps others use reasoning and evidence rather than unsupported opinions.

  • Anticipates problems based on patient behavior and acts accordingly.

  • Proactive multidisciplinary approach in caring for the patients o Serves as a resource for addressing treatment issues.

  • Proactive in identifying and reporting complex patient needs to the nurse.

  • Assists peers with workload without prompting o Assists physicians without prompting (i.e. getting patients, etc.)

  • Maintains and provides service recovery.

  • Acts as a positive representative in the workplace as well as the community.

  • Presents as a positive representative of the entity.

  • Practices appropriate telephone etiquette.

  • Practices confidentiality and privacy and complies with HIPAA guidelines.

  • Promotes and maintains a safe environment.

  • Reports hazards to proper department if they cannot be immediately corrected (i.e. entering work orders

  • Anticipates and accommodates customer needs, putting patients first.

  • Is a patient advocate.

  • Consistently maintains professional atmosphere on unit.

  • Role model for service excellence.

  • Encourages other to prevent breach in confidentiality.

  • Seeks and corrects safety issues, encourages other to make corrections.

  • Anticipates needs and seeks opportunities to assist others and is a role model for the team.

  • Always asks "What is best for the patient?"

  • AIDET (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explain, Thank)

  • HEART (Hear, Empathize, Apologize, Respond, Thank) and service excellence.

  • Performs technical skills under the supervision of the RN.

  • Keep unit and patient areas clean and stocked as required.

  • Collect, label, and send specimens per entity policy.

  • Demonstrates ability to accurately perform blood glucose testing in a timely manner, performs QC testing per policy.

  • Follows policy and procedure for hand hygiene and two patient identifiers.

  • Performs VS per unit standard.

  • Responds to patient alarms within scope of practice.

  • Demonstrates consistent compliance with fall precautions, fall prevention protocol, and policies.

  • Demonstrate ability to accurately perform breathalyzer testing per entity protocol.

  • Patient belongings collected and inventoried per unit standard; document in CareConnect per entity protocol.

  • Performs and documents patient searches and contraband removal/disposition according to policy.

  • Proficient in noticing escalating behavior/signs and symptoms in patients and reporting to nurse.

  • Follow policy and procedure for precautions on patient population as appropriate.

  • Complete unit tasks as needed (i.e. making charts, breaking down charts, copying, faxing, etc.)

Why Texas Health? As a Mental Health Technician, you’ll enjoy top-notch benefits including 401(k) with match, paid time off, competitive health insurance choices, healthcare and dependent care spending account options, wellness programs to keep you and your family healthy, tuition reimbursement, a student loan repayment program and more.

At Texas Health Arlington Memorial, our people make this a great place to work every day. Our inclusive, supportive, people-first, excellence-driven culture make Texas Health Resources a great place to work.

Here are a few of our recent awards:

  • 2021 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (7 th year in a row)

  • Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4 years running)

  • “America’s Best Employers for Diversity” list by Forbes

  • A “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials" by Fortune and Great Place to Work®

Additional perks of being a Mental Health Technician:

  • Gain a sense of accomplishment by contributing to a teamwork environment.

  • Receive excellent mentorship, comprehensive training, and dedicated leadership resources.

  • Enjoy opportunities for growth.

Explore our Texas Health careers site for info like Benefits , Job Listings by Category , recent Awards we’ve won and more.

Do you still have questions or concerns? Feel free to email your questions to recruitment@texashealth.org .

Employment opportunities are only reflective of wholly owned Texas Health Resources entities.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employees or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.