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Texas Health Resources Mental Health Technician in Arlington, Texas

Mental Health Technician

We’re looking for qualified Mental Health Tech’s like you to join our Texas Health family.

Position Highlights

  • Work location: Texas Health Arlington Memorial: 800 W. Randol Mill Road Arlington, TX 76012

  • Work environment: Behavioral Health

  • Work hours: PRN (As Needed) Rotating Shift

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.

Qualifications

Education

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (1 year experience) required Or

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (CNA - Certified Nurse Aid certification) required Or

  • Associate's Degree healthcare related field required

  • Bachelor's Degree healthcare related field preferred

Licenses and Certifications

  • BCLS - Basic Cardiac 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 maintained annually 6 months required Or

  • CPI - Crisis Prevention Intervention Training 30 days required And

  • ACPI - Advanced Crisis Prevention Intervention Training maintained annually 12 months required

Position Responsibilities

In addition to the required qualifications, a successful Mental Health Tech…

Assists with and helps coordinate patient care

  • Assists with all patient care provided by the multidisciplinary team.

  • Encourages team members. Provides instruction to team members.

  • Greets and receives patients admitting/arriving to the unit/area.

  • Orients patient to surroundings, reviews safety procedures, and unit rules/guidelines while coordinating with the nurse

  • Prepares patient to be discharged/transferred. Assists with gathering belongings and making sure all belongings are returned to the patient (with the exception of medication).

Teamwork and collaboration; the ability to work effectively and productively with co-workers and other disciplines

  • Therapeutic communication

  • Interacts well with other members of the health care team

  • Communicates appropriately by demonstrating the following:

▪ active listening

▪ therapeutic communication skills (to include but not limited to open-ended questions, paraphrasing, restating, summarizing, focusing, clarifying, reflecting, silence

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

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

Professional Responsibility

  • Adherence to THR and entity employment policies

  • Complies with Time & Attendance policy; clocking in/out, tardiness, missed punches, PTO usage, proper use of time clock (clocking in to the correct cost center)

  • Complies with department specific guidelines for scheduling

  • Complies with department guidelines for supply utilization

  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility to changes in schedule and/or workload assignments when necessary to meet changing needs of the individual patient or unit

Demonstrates initiative for ongoing learning and professional growth

  • Achieves professional growth and development through participation in educational programs and/or providing inservices

  • Actively participates in staff meetings and/or committee meetings

  • Attends 10 staff meetings per year, according to entity policy

  • Actively participates in committees, process improvement projects, and special assignments. Encourages others to do the same.

  • Ensures a conducive learning environment for orientees. Assists with new employee orientation.

Why Texas Health As a Texas Health Mental Health Technician you’ll enjoy top-notch benefits including 401(k) Plan, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and more.

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

Here are a few of our recent awards:

  • 2021 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (7th 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®

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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.

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