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Mental Health Tech - Various Shifts & Weekends

Company: Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Job Description:

::One of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, The U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services is the only free-standing, full-service psychiatric hospital in the Greater Birmingham, Ala area. Hill Crest s campus-like setting provides an active, positive treatment environment for patients and their families. Drawing from a rich tradition in treating psychiatric illness for more than 80 years, Hill Crest remains on the cutting edge of new developments and offers a full continuum of care for both inpatient and outpatient: acute child, adolescent, and adult. Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services also offers residential treatment for adolescents (ages 12 17) from Alabama and other states in need of long-term treatment, due to severe behavioral, emotional and/or family problems.

To learn more visit: https://www.hillcrestbhs.com/

Hill Crest Behavioral Health is currently seeking energetic and dynamic professionals to join our team as a Mental Health Tech (MHT).

The Mental Health Technician provides monitoring of patients in order to ensure a safe environment, notifies the Registered Nurse of any health or mental change of a patient and assists the nursing staff with the transfer, admissions and discharges of patients. Conducts 15-minute patient safety checks of patients and completes vital signs as needed.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Consistently provides supervision for assigned patients.

* Clearly documents observations of patient behavior.

* Ensures safety of patient at all times.

* Ensures Patients Rights and Confidentiality are maintained.

* Escorts patients to events away from the facility such as Emergency Room or clinician office as necessitated by their physical condition.

* Promotes a positive working environment by demonstrating respect and tolerance for age, gender, race and choice of lifestyle.

* Promotes, by education and example, a therapeutic environment.

Job Requirements

* Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent.

* Must be 21 years or older.

* One year of experience in a psychiatric setting/patient care preferred.

* Experience in leading basic group or Master Treatment Plan preferred.

* Good communication skills.

* Ability to follow both written and verbal instructions.

* Good leadership qualities which includes self-control, patience, and empathy.

* New hires are required to attend 1 full week of New Employee Orientation on day shift, Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

* Must successfully pass background check (includes criminal history, Child Abuse and Neglect Registry, and ABI/FBI fingerprint check) and drug screen.



All employment at UHS is with one of the subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc., including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. Universal Health Services is a holding company.

UHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, openly supports and fully commits to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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