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Mental Health Tech II - Adult

Company: HCA
Location: aurora
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Hourly Wage Estimate: $15.40 - $21.77 / hour

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The estimate displayed represents the typical wage range of candidates hired. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, how many years of experience you have and comparison to other employees already in this role. The typical candidate is hired below midpoint of the range.

Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in the Behavioral Health unit at the Medical Center of Aurora. Submit your application today!

Position Summary:

The Mental Health Technician II is cognizant of and has concern for those factors that ensure a safe and effective environment for psychiatric patients. The Mental Health Technician performs assigned tasks and activities according to skill level and patient needs as assessed by the Charge Nurse, Nurse Manager, and Lead MHT. In addition, the Technician will have a basic understanding of the behaviors of the psychiatric patient and an ability to interact in a therapeutic manner. The Technician will function as a member of the treatment team and accept responsibilities for specifically assigned duties such as patient observation rounds, suicide risk observation, management of the milieu, assisting with behavior modification programs and care of patient's daily activities and needs. The MHT will provide goal and wrap up groups daily. The MHT will complete routine vital sign checks, orient the patient to the unit and search and catalog patient belongings. The MHT demonstrates knowledge of regulatory laws as it relates to the care of the mentally ill. When the need arises, the MHT will perform other duties as assigned.

The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza expects our core values to be reflected in the way every employee interacts with co-workers, patients and family members, and with others in the community. The intent of these values is to assure that TMCA/CMP creates the environment where individuals choose to work, and that patient care services are of the highest quality.

The Medical Center of Aurora, the first community hospital in the Denver Metro area to receive three-time Magnet designation for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), is a 346-bed acute care hospital located in Aurora, Colorado. The Medical Center of Aurora is comprised of six campuses in Aurora and Centennial, Colo., including the Main Campus, located at Interstate 225 and Mississippi, the North Campus Behavioral Health and Wellness Center, Centennial Medical Plaza, Saddle Rock ER, Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital, Spalding Rehabilitation at P/SL, and a medical office building at Green Valley Ranch. The Main Campus facility is a Level II Trauma Center with Primary Stroke Certification and Chest Pain Center accreditation, and has an affiliation with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children as well as the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute. The Medical Center of Aurora has received seven consecutive 'A' grades from The Leapfrog Group (Fall 2016 - Spring 2019), was Colorado's only hospital to receive the Leapfrog Top General Hospital designation two years in a row (2016, 2017), was recognized as a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015, 2017-2018, 2018-2019), and was named to Healthgrades 2020 America's 250 Best Hospitals, putting TMCA in the top five percent of U.S. hospitals for clinical outcomes. The Medical Center of Aurora is proud to be a part of the HealthONE system of hospitals.

Highlights about The Medical Center of Aurora:

* Metro Denver's first community hospital to earn Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence. * Primary Stroke Certification (The Medical Center of Aurora). * Two accredited Chest Pain Centers (Main Campus and Centennial Medical Plaza). * Ranked the #4 hospital in the Denver metro area and the #4 hospital in Colorado in U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 Best Hospital Rankings. * Level II Trauma Center at our Main Campus. * Level III NICU at our Main Campus. * Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award Recipient for 2013-2016. * State-of-the-art Heart Care Tower on Main Campus. * Community Hospital Cancer Program accreditation from American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer. * NAPBC-accredited Breast Cancer Care Center. * Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children affiliation. * Affiliate of HealthONE, Denver's largest healthcare system * This position supports the mission of The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza of optimizing quality of life of all those served by expanding beyond the traditional focus on medical needs to the needs of the whole person.

Qualifications

Position Requirements:

Licensure/Certification/Registration: BLS-Healthcare provider through the American Heart Association. CPI certification within 1 month of hire and re-certification every 1 years thereafter

Education: Bachelors in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling preferred

Experience: One year of inpatient behavioral health preferred.

Special Qualifications: Ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, physicians and other healthcare team members. Ability to work with others within a team to ensure quality patient care. Strong critical thinking skills. Ability to maintain healthy personal boundaries, protecting the therapeutic integrity of the counselor-patient relationship.

We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, employee discount programs and employee stock purchase programs. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications.

If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our managers. We are actively interviewing so apply today!

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