Mental Health Technician – Adult Mental Health Unit

Location: Columbus Regional Hospital

Dept: 6420 Psychiatric Adult Unit

Category: Technical

Weekend Option, Days, 48 hours

Posted 5/25/2021

Requisition # 7525

What you need to know about this position:

  • Our Mental Health unit (housed on the Columbus Regional Health campus) is an 18-bed secure inpatient unit treating adults 18 and older who are experiencing acute mental illness.
  • We provide an individualized program for the intensive treatment of mental disorders which includes a plan of care specific to each patient's circumstance and goals of the treatment.
  • As a Mental Technician you play an important role in our patient's experience and safety- you are typically the first face a patient sees when he/she enters the unit and the face he/she sees most frequently.
  • Working with a nurse, you engage with patients through multiple activities including answering call lights and questions, providing assistance with daily living activities and taking vital signs. Additionally, you contribute to providing a safe and therapeutic environment which could include providing 1:1 supervision, utilizing crisis prevention intervention techniques for deescalation and leading patient group meetings.
  • Our Mental Health Technicians in the Mental Health unit have an hourly base rate starting at $12.89 and is commensurate with experience and could be eligible for shift differentials and Sunday/holiday premiums.
  • In this position you would be scheduled to work 2 -12 hour Day shifts (24 hours/week, considered part time) with start/end times of 7a-7:30p over weekend specifically Saturday/Sunday.
  • With at least 16 hours per week this position is benefit eligible.
  • The Weekend Option position offers a premium for hours worked between Friday at 3pm and Monday at 7:30am.
  • *To be eligible for Weekend option position, at least 2 years of experience within department preferred but not required.

What is required for this position:

  • Upon hire you must have:
    • AA or equivalent from two-year college or technical school or 6 months to 1 year related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Within 30 days of hire you must have:
    • Basic life Support (BLS) certification.
  • Within 60 days of hire you must have:
    • Handle with Care Certification.
  • Bachelors degree in behaviorally related field or at least 2 years of related experience and/or training is preferred.
  • This position requires regular standing, is frequently required to walk and push or pull, occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear, and taste or smell. This position must frequently lift and/or move greater than 100 lbs.